Project Pinterest – No Bake Cookies and Cream Bars

You might know that I’m on Pinterest. I love it over there. I thought I’d bring out this new feature where I try the things I find on Pinterest. I’ve seen whole blogs devoted to just this, but I’m pretty handy so I thought I’d try my hand at some of this stuff.

Please note. I reserve the right (and will often do so) change things where they needed to be changed in order to be successful with what I’m making. Hey, I’m often trying it out for a party, project or gift, why would I want to make something sucky?

20120704_140732Today’s Project Pinterest came from this pin (from here) and was based on this post.

It said I needed:

  • 1 package of Oreos, crushed
  • 5 cups of marshmallows
  • 4 TBSP butter/margarine

5 cups of marshmallows? But there’s 6 cups in the bag!! Why waste the extra cup of marshmallows? That’s sacrilege! They get stale soon after opening the bag, why would I do that? I’ll use the 6th cup and modify further.

You should know that a crushed package of Oreos yielded 4 cups of cookie crumbles and that Frank was very upset to see me smashing up a whole package of Oreos. Now, for anyone who has made Rice Krispy treats in the past, you might recall that you need 6 cups of cereal for the 4 cups of marshmallows and would need even more for a whole bag of them. I’m already 2 cups of dry material short for the bag of marshmallows that I’m going to use  so I did what any good improvising baker would do and put 2 cups of Rice Krispy cereal in. (Next time I’ll use more, for sure.)

I opted to use the standard stove top method of melting the butter in a big pot, melting the marshmallows over low heat and stirring in the cookie and cereal rather than try the microwave technique. I’m old school like that.

I dumped the mix in a pan (I didn’t want thick bars so I put it in a bigger pan) as indicated and pressed it flat with wax paper per the instructions. My wax paper stuck and I couldn’t pull it off without destroying the cookie bar.

Crap.

I let it cool like that and when it still wouldn’t come off the whole sheet, I sampled a small piece with wax paper attached and decided that I would slice them up and if people didn’t want the paper on it, they could pull it off themselves.

I’m able to report that they were delicious, that they needed more Rice Krispy cereal and that wax paper is totally edible. While this was not my favorite version of the Rice Krispy type bar, it was pretty decent and easy to make.  I’ll likely make them again.

Next time on Project Pinterest? Key West Lime Chicken.

***No one sponsored this post other than my wallet. The opinions posted are my own***

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About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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