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Cookies and Cream Bars

These bars are really easy to make. They taste like Oreos with hints of creamy chocolate and tangy cream cheese.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Servings:20 bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 18 Oreos crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and cream cheese together in a large bowl, and then beat the sugar in while occasionally scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl until it is light and fluffy. Then add 2 eggs plus 1 additional yolk and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl, and then mix it into the cream cheese mixture until it is fully combined. Occasionally scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and crushed Oreos and then spread the filling into the prepared baking pan. Now crush 5 to 10 additional Oreos, but not as coarsely, and evenly spread them over the top of the filling.
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes until the edges just begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once completely cool, slice into individual bars. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don't try to cut the bars until the mixture is completely cool or else you will get ragged cuts rather than a neat and tidy result.
  • Feel free to make any substitutions you'd like. Try white chocolate chips or consider using gingersnaps instead of Oreos for a deliciously different twist on the result. What about adding a handful of chopped mixed nuts?
  • You can use salted butter if that's all you have but if so reduce the additional salt by half.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg