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Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

I know I have mentioned before my strong affinity for Rice Krispie treats.  I love a big huge rectangular piece of the classic version, but now I am starting to venture out into other variations and of course it is no surprise – I love them all.  First there was the black and white version, then the peanut butter crispy bars, and now these.  Full of chopped cookies and topped with cookie crumbs, they are sure to be a hit with Oreo-lovers such as myself.  They were simple to make and the only thing I might change next time will be to top them with finely chopped Oreos rather than crumbs just for some added texture and because I think it would be more aesthetically pleasing.  

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats
Ingredients:
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
10 oz. marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies
20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
4-6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
finely chopped Oreos, for topping

Directions: 
Place bittersweet chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted.  Set aside.  Grease a 9×13″ pan.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and well combined.  Turn off heat and stir in the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract.  Gently stir in the Rice Krispies and coarsely chopped Oreos, and mix to coat evenly.  Press the mixture into the prepared pan, leveling the top.  (I like to use a piece of plastic wrap over my fingers and press it down with my hand.)  Allow to cool completely.

Once cooled, cut into squares.  Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, and stir until completely melted.  Place the finely chopped Oreos in another bowl.  Dip the top of each square into the white chocolate and then the finely chopped cookies.  Set aside to cool and let the chocolate set completely.  Store in an airtight container. 

Source: adapted from Cast Sugar

  • http://familyfriendsandfood.blogspot.com Patsyk

    They look amazing! What a great idea to use oreos in them.

  • http://lost-myjourneytohealthy.blogspot.com/ Emily

    Wow, these look so good. I love rice krispie treats too, and i think i’m going to have to make these for my family.

  • http://bakeitafterall.blogspot.com/ Meghan

    These look so good! I too love rice krispie treats and Oreos, so I’m sure they’re unbelievably good!

  • http://jessicasfoodspot.blogspot.com Jessica

    Yum! These sound delicious!

  • http://mytastytreasures.blogspot.com Donna

    Love the addition of the oreos in this classic treat! Awesome idea. My children would goblbe these up in seconds!

  • david marshall michael

    my imagination just expanded

  • joelen

    Sometimes rice krispie treats are overlooked as a great treat with a slew of variations…. and this variation is an example of how fantastic a plain rice krispie can be with some additional ingredients!

  • bakergirlcreations

    Wow! I love the photo. And those look like very adult versions of my childhood favourite :)

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    Mmmm, such a MARVELOUS twist on a classic treat!!

  • Cara

    Next time you’re looking for a new rice krispies recipe, you must try these http://carainthekitchen.blogspot.com/2008/07/fat-bars.html So addictive!

  • http://www.noodlenightsandmuffinmornings.blogspot.com Lindsey

    Wow, what a great variation on a classic. As a chunk lover myself, I hear ya on adding chopped cookie pieces as opposed to crushed cookie to the tops, but I have to be honest these look gorgeous as is!

  • http://tempestinablueteapot.blogspot.com Cat

    oh goodness, I can’t even see the pic (work firewall) but I want these. now. they will be in my house if not this week, next. thank you!

  • http://carascreaturecomforts.blogspot.com Cara

    These look SO good

  • http://www.wheresmydamnanswer.com Cathy – wheresmydamnanswer

    Now that is a great idea – Never would have thought to put these guys in the same sandbox!! Love it!

  • http://baseballbakingandbooks.com ingrid

    Looks good…..I’ve thought about making some myself though the ones I saw on another blog awhile back was a bit different. Thanks for sharing your version. (& for the other links. I’ll be checking them out, too)
    ~ingrid

  • http://julieandcaptain.blogspot.com JulieAnn

    Dr. Annie,

    I just stopped by to say thanks – all of your dishes are beautiful and sound delicious (the ones I’ve made have been fabulous!). You’re inspiring :)

    Keep up the good work, and thanks so much for sharing!

    JulieAnn

  • http://www.browneyedbaker.com Chelle

    Mmmm Oreos make everything better! I haven’t had rice krispy treats in years, I’ll have to make these soon!

  • http://www.josephswife.blogspot.com mrsdanigirl8

    OMGosh! I just emailed my hubs this recipe to make this weekend! YUM!

  • http://ellysaysopa.com elly

    These look so good! Somehow I totally missed them on Cast Sugar. I agree some cookie chunks instead of ground Oreos would be even better on top. Mmmm.

  • http://www.sweetnicks.com Cate O’Malley

    Oooh, these look like a great alternative to the old standard. One of my co-workers loves Rice Krispie Treats, so I’m always on the lookout for another one with a twist. Making this one this weekend – thanks!

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  • http://asugarhigh.blogspot.com Jess

    Hey Annie!
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I enjoyed them enough to write my own post about them! Thanks again :)

    Jessica

  • Julie

    Am i blind or is there printer friendly versions somewhere?

  • Annie

    Not all recipes have them. I started doing them a few years into the blog, so older recipes don’t have them. I update them when possible but have to do each one by hand so it is very time intensive.