January 13, 2015

Oreo Bars

I made these for New Year's up north at my in-laws' cabin. They were quite tasty, although the top layer was overly sweet for my liking. My version of this Cookies and Cups recipe below should alter these more to my taste. Definitely worth a repeat, though.

I actually bought a cake mix for this, and it was worth it.

Oreo Bars
1 box chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted and divided
2 eggs, divided
8 oz. cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. Cocoa powder
8 oz. Cool Whip
12 Double Stuf Oreos, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray, and set aside.

In bowl, stir together cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 egg until smooth. Press mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.

Beat cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar together until smooth. Remove half the mixture from the bowl, and reserve for later. In the remaining cream cheese mixture, add cocoa powder, 1/4 cup melted butter and remaining egg. Beat until smooth.

Spread this mixture over top the cake layer. Bake for 30 minutes until just set. Allow to cool completely.

Stir half your chopped Oreos into the remaining cream cheese mixture. Then fold in Cool Whip until smooth. Spread this over your cooled base. Sprinkle with remaining chopped Oreos. Chill for at least an hour. Makes 12 (or more) servings.

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