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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Birthday Cake Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

Oreo recently celebrated its 100th birthday! WOW! What an accomplishment, and surely a reason to get in the kitchen and enjoy some of these wonderful cookies that have thrived in our industrialized society through all of our economic ups and downs for a century.

If you know me, you know that Oreos are one of my favorite store-bought treats. They take me back to a simpler time, spending many a childhood afternoon dipping those cream-filled cookies into small cups of milk, timing it just perfectly so that the cookie was removed from the milk to my mouth mere seconds before breaking off completely, only to be lost in a sea of speckled white. Ahhh, the good old days...

My grandma got me hooked on these bad boys, and I enjoy giving them to our kids every so often as a bedtime snack (usually one I partake in, too!). For the most part, Double Stuf are my go-to variation, but I also have really come to enjoy the Mint Oreos, as well. Then, I heard about the Birthday Cake Oreos and all of the rave reviews that they were getting. I knew I needed to try them, and when I realized that these were released in anticipation of Oreo's 100th birthday, I decided a fun dessert would be a great way to taste the new cookie variation and help Oreo celebrate from my own kitchen.

I saw a recipe similar to this one on Culinary Concoctions by Peabody. She is always coming up with innovative and sinful treats; you definitely need to check out her blog if you haven't already. Her version inspired mine, which I will now tell you about!



Birthday Cake Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

 - 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
 - 18 oz. miniature marshmallows
 - 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
 - 1/2 cup Rainbow Chip cake mix
 - 8 cups Rice Krispies
 - 16 Birthday Cake Oreos, finely chopped

For the topping: 
 - 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
 - 3/4 cup Rainbow Chip Frosting
 - 3-4 Birthday Cake Oreos, crushed
 - 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows 

 1. Spray a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
 2. In a large pot, melt butter. Stir in 18 oz. marshmallows, vanilla, and Rainbow Chip cake mix, mixing well until smooth and creamy. Stir in the Rice Krispies and the chopped Birthday Cake Oreos until well-combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan, using wax paper if necessary to evenly press the Rice Krispie treats into the bottom of the pan. 
 3. Place white chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Immediately stir in Rainbow Chip frosting, crushed cookies, and remaining marshmallows. "Spread" over the top of the Rice Krispie treats. 
 4. Let set for 30 minutes or until topping is set. Cut into bars. Serve in an airtight container. 

These bars are seriously Ah-Mazing... They combine so many of my favorite childhood treats into one, deliciously fantastic dessert. One of the things I love the most about these Birthday Cake Oreo Rice Krispie Treats is the fact that, even though all of the ingredients come together to create an incredible, cohesive dish, the integrity of each individual component remains largely intact, and you can truly enjoy each ingredient for what it brings to the overall flavor palate. And, to make them even better, they are beyond soft with just a perfect amount of gooey-ness to allow for enjoyment without mess! 

The Classic Rice Krispie Treat, the Birthday Cake Oreo, and the Rainbow Chip Birthday Cake are all in attendance at this party, and you truly do not want to miss out! I definitely recommend that you make these SOON! Especially if you love Oreos. Celebrate their accomplishment and appreciate some stability in a dynamic, ever-changing world- spread some cookie love! 

Layer upon layer of birthday treat perfection... 

***This recipe is featured on Countertop Confections' weekly What's Cookin' Thursdays post. Please go visit her site by clicking the link below and vote for your favorite recipe. There are a lot of other great recipes by other bloggers posted here, too, so it is a great opportunity for some one-stop recipe shopping!

1 comment:

  1. I went to search for Birthday Cake oreos and couldn't find any! I bought a different kind and can't wait to try it today!

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