Gooey Cookies & Cream Bars

Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes wrong?  You wake up and you don’t feel so great?  You’re late for work?  Then work just doesn’t go as planned (meaning kids freaking out, parents yelling for reasons that make no sense and co-workers stressing out because students are out of control)?  I’m the one that has to deal with all of that at work and normally I can chug through it and life is good.  But this week?  I’m exhausted.

So I decided to bake.  That always seems to help.  It gets my mind off of “life” and, well, it just plain tastes great when I’m done =o)

And how could I go wrong with this amazing recipe?  When I saw this over on A Dash of Sugar and Spice I immediately bookmarked it.  Cookies and Cream?  We are HUGE cookies and cream fans.  My son loves, loves, loves Oreos!  So I thought this would be perfect.

Gooey Cookies & Cream Bars
Source: A Dash of Sugar and Salt

* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 large egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
* 3/4 cups crushed Oreos (about 10 cookies)
* 1 tsp. baking powder
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 2 King Sized Cookies and Cream candy bars (or white chocolate bars)
* 1 (7 ounce) jar of Marshmallow creme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Crush Oreo cookies.  I used Who Nu cookies.  Have you heard of them?  They claim to be “healthier” than regular cookies.  They have fiber and vitamin C and calcium in them.  See?  So my cookies are healthy, right???

Stir together cookie crumbs, flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl for about 3 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Add flour ingredients and mix until combined.  Divide the dough in half and press half the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan.

Line your candy bars over the bottom layer.  You may have to break them up to make them fit.

Carefully spread the marshmallow creme over the candy bars.

To add the remaining dough over the marshmallow creme, make a “pancake” out of a small amount of the remaining dough.  Lay these over the marshmallow creme.

Carefully spread the dough over the creme.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  Let cool completely in the pan.

Carefully lift out cookies and cut into bars.

Heavenly, right???  These are seriously the best cookie I’ve had in awhile.  They were rich and gooey and delicious!!!  I just wish my pictures turned out better =o(

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  1. Baking always helps me get through a rough week too. These bars are INSANE. I can’t believe there are Oreos AND Cookies and Cream Bars in here. So much goodness in one place!

  2. I was wondering if those Whonu? Cookies were really any good. Now I have a recipe for them. yay!! I’d love for you to come share at my first linky party!

  3. Holy cow, these look delicious! I think I found the dessert I’ll be taking to the family Easter!

  4. Today, I had a day like that, seemed like everything I tried to do went These cookies look amazing. They would definitely make my day go much better; wish I could reach into the screen and grab one:)

  5. Erin – I sooo love your recipes and fun things you share. Please stop by my blog on Thurs. to check out my post. I’ve tagged you in a game. =)

  6. Wow! How decadent… I want to make this but I’m scared I would eat it all! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh. Swoon!

  8. Wow Erin, we must have had a similar day. Go check out my post 🙂 Great minds think alike. Hope today is better.

  9. Oh, my…SO decadent and SO delicious!!! I did not know that Cathy was your mom till the SRC reveal…so fun to know both of you!

  10. Oh my goodness these just look too good

  11. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. These look SO yummy!!!!

  13. Oh my goodness Erin, these look sinful! My family loves cookies & cream bars so we’ll be making these soon…very soon! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  14. Delish1 You make some fabulous things! 🙂
    One Chatty Chic

  15. These bars look so good! They would have to be good with all those yummy ingredients. Thanks for sharing them at Your Cozy Home Party.—— Shannon

  16. I think I just drooled on myself! Yummy!

  17. oh yum, these sound absolutely fantastic! will definitely have to give these a try!

  18. oh my goodness…those sound awesome! Love the oozing marshmallow paired with the cookies!

  19. Yes, unfortunately I have those days a lot. Baking always helps! These bars would help too, oh my, YUM! I hope today is a better day!

  20. My husband LOVES Oreos and this looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  21. Wow, that looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share again this week with us!

  22. Wow, that looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share again this week with us!

  23. These look delicious! I’m a new follower & would love to have you come link up to Sunday Round Up! 3 blogs = 1 party
    -Kayla 🙂