Oreo Pumpkin Gooey Bars

Fall is almost here!  Time to get ready for all things pumpkin.  These Oreo Pumpkin Gooey Bars are a delicious and great way to jump into the pumpkin baking season.

Gooey pumpkin bars topped with Oreo cookies and chocolate chips.  Chocolate and pumpkin are meant for each other!!!

 

Yesterday morning we got up early to go to the gym, and it was 57 degrees out!

People, it is still August!!!  It isn’t supposed to be that chilly around here yet!

I have decided that it must be mother nature’s way of telling me that it is time to pull out the pumpkin.  Woo hoo!  I am all over that.  Fall is definitely my favorite time of year.  Cooler temps, changing leaves, bonfires…and PUMPKIN!!!

Every year I go a little bit crazy with the pumpkin baking.  Who else remembers the Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake from a few years ago?  They are one of my all time favorites.

So, if the temperature is going to be chilly around here, get ready for the pumpkin to start showing up.  But since it is still August, I’ll try to go slow and ease into the pumpkin season.  Maybe…

Gooey pumpkin bars topped with Oreo cookies and chocolate chips.  Chocolate and pumpkin are meant for each other!!!

 

 The first pumpkin dessert of the year is a doozy.  Spice cake, pumpkin, Oreos, and chocolate chips bake together to make a soft and delicious cake.

Do not make the cake mix like the directions.  All you need is the cake mix, pumpkin, and an egg to form a soft but sticky dough that gets pressed into a pan.  Spray your hands with non stick spray, and it will be so much easier to press the dough down.  Then top with mini Oreos, a pumpkin sweetened condensed milk, and mini chocolate chips.  That’s it.  An easy, peasy pumpkin treat to start out the fall baking on.

It’s raining and 60 degrees right now…you know what that means right? :-)  I’m headed to my kitchen for some more pumpkin baking fun.  I hope your ready for this…

Gooey pumpkin bars topped with Oreo cookies and chocolate chips.  Chocolate and pumpkin are meant for each other!!!

 

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Oreo Pumpkin Gooey Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 pieces of cake

Oreo Pumpkin Gooey Bars

Oreos, chocolate, and pumpkin make this an easy but delicious gooey cake to enjoy in these cooler days.

Ingredients

1 spice cake mix (Duncan Hines 16.5 oz)
1 cup pumpkin puree, divided
1 egg
1 - 8 ounce bag of mini Oreos
1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine together the cake mix, 1/2 cup pumpkin, and the egg until a soft, sticky dough forms. Spray your hands with non stick spray and press the dough into a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with the spray too.
  2. Top the dough with the mini Oreos.
  3. Stir together the sweetened condensed milk, the remaining 1/2 cup pumpkin, and cinnamon. Drizzle all over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into 24 squares. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
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 A few more pumpkin treats to get you started this year:  

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Glazed Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish 7
Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes 1-1

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes 

 

 

Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake

Layers of Chocolate and Berry Oreos and a no bake banana cheesecake makes this Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake an impressive dessert to cut in to.

Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake - layers of Oreos and no bake banana cheesecake makes this an impressive no bake cake

So, a couple weeks ago Aimee and I bombarded you with lots of Banana Split treats like this Banana Split Popcorn and this Banana Split Bundt Cake.

You would think that after a week of Banana Split everything, I would want to take a break from that flavor combo for a while.  But no, I had one more fun dessert swirling in my head that I couldn’t wait to make.   I had one pack of the Berry Oreos and the Chocolate Oreos that I managed to keep hidden from the cookie monster that lives with us.  This cookie monster just looks like a normal hungry teen boy…but I’m on to him.

Chocolate and Berry Oreos

Ever since I made this Berry Oreo Ice Box Cake, I have been dying to make another one.  Something about cutting into it and seeing the layers just makes me so happy.  And it is seriously the easiest cake to make!!!  You wouldn’t be too surprised if I told you I had another fun flavor combo that needs to be made yet, would you?  I’m pretty sure you kind of expect crazy random desserts like this by now.  At least I sure hope you do :-)

For the layers in this no bake dessert, I started with a no bake cheesecake.  Cream cheese, ripe bananas, Cool Whip, and little bit of sugar makes a delicious no bake cheesecake.  You could totally eat it all by itself, but seriously add the Oreos because it is amazing.

The cookies get a quick dip in milk before getting layered with the cheesecake mixture.  Make sure you don’t soak them very long.  We want soft, not soggy cookies.  That 1/4 cup of milk should be just enough for 32 cookies to take a quick skinny dip in.  Layer the cookies and the cheesecake, and then top everything with the leftover Cool Whip.  #yesIdoloveCoolWhip

You could eat it right away, but I recommend giving the dessert a few hours in the refrigerator to set up completely.  Then carefully cut slices out of it and drizzle them with chocolate syrup, if you like.  I totally recommend the syrup, but then again I am the sugar crazed baker around here.  You do what feels best to you!

Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake - layers of Oreos and no bake banana cheesecake makes this an impressive no bake cake

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Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 pieces of cake

Oreo Banana Split Ice Box Cake

No bake banana cheesecake layered with Chocolate and Berry cream filled Oreos makes a delicious and un no bake dessert.

Ingredients

1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup smashed banana (2 ripe ones)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 cups Cool Whip, divided
16 Chocolate Cream Oreos
16 Berry Oreos
1/4 cup milk
chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the banana and beat again. Fold in 2 cups Cool Whip.
  2. Dip the Chocolate Cream Oreos in the milk quickly. Place on the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish.
  3. Cover the Oreos with half of the banana cheesecake.
  4. Dip the Berry Oreos in the rest of the milk and layer on top of the banana cheesecake.
  5. Spread the remaining banana cheesecake on top. Cover with the remaining 2 cups of Cool Whip.
  6. Refrigerate a few hours to set up. Cut into 16 squares and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Store covered in the refrigerator.
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 Here are a few more fun desserts to use up any Oreo cookies that might be lurking in your cupboards:

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Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Hiding an Oreo cookie inside a cupcake is a fun way to surprise everyone when you serve cupcakes for dessert.  These Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes have plenty of peanut butter and chocolate to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes - homemade peanut butter cupcakes with a hidden Oreo cookie and fluffy chocolate frosting

Usually I am totally a box mix kind of girl when it comes to cupcakes, but lately I have been playing around with some homemade versions in my kitchen.  It all started with these Vanilla Cherry Pie Cupcakes, and now I am slightly hooked on trying to come up with some new versions based on that recipe.

Now for all you fans of boxed cake mixes…do not worry!!!  I have not given up on my favorite box mixes.  There will be plenty of cupcake and cookie love from those boxes around here.  I have not completely gone all homemade on you.  Believe me, I still believe in the art of semi-homemade baking.

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes - homemade peanut butter cupcakes with a hidden Oreo cookie and fluffy chocolate frosting

Have you seen the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos?

I searched high and low until I found a few packages in our town.  I also came across some Oreo minis that said Reese’s too.  Of course those had to come home with me too.  And then I teased you all on Instagram with this picture of Oreo cookie goodness :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Oreo cookies

I knew that I wanted to make something with them, but what?

I kept one package of these special cookies hidden inside our cupboards until I came up with the idea of baking them in a cupcake.  Hiding things inside cupcakes is nothing new here.  Many years ago, I made these Oreo Truffle Surprise Cupcakes, and now I almost always have to put something into the bottom of a cupcake.

Fluffy Chocolate Frosting

Just a few tweaks to the homemade vanilla cupcake recipe, and I came up with a delicious peanut butter cupcake recipe for you.

Make sure you do bake them the full 25 minutes.  Believe me I should know this!  I had to throw an entire batch out because I figured these ones would bake the same time as the vanilla.  Boy was I every wrong!!!  Adding peanut butter definitely changes the baking time of cupcakes.

The next batch I slowly baked a few at a time, adjusting the time a little more each time until I was happy with the texture and look of the cupcakes.  Also make sure you fill the liners almost completely full of batter.  Yes, almost to the very top of the liner!!!  Do not worry, they will not bake over into your oven.  They bake up puffy and then will settle just slightly after they come out of the oven.

After they cool, you can pipe these Fluffy Chocolate Frosting on the tops.  It is so good, you just might eat a few spoonfuls before you realize what you are doing.  Just saying that might happen!

Add a tiny peanut butter Oreo to the top for decoration.  Then hand them out and wait for the smiles when everyone realizes you hid a full Oreo in the bottom too!

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes - homemade peanut butter cupcakes with a hidden Oreo cookie and fluffy chocolate frosting

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Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

Homemade peanut butter cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting and a hidden Oreo cookie are fun cupcakes to enjoy for dessert or for any party.

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 package Reese's PB Cup Oreo Cookies (24 cookies)
30 small Peanut Butter Oreo cookies
For the Chocolate Frosting
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used half regular/half dark cocoa)
1/2 cup whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again. Add the peanut butter and beat until creamy.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. Add alternately with the buttermilk until everything is combined. Beat the mixture for 1 minute on medium speed.
  3. Place one large cookie in the bottom of 24 cupcake liners. Spoon batter over the top of the cookie and fill the liners almost to the top. (You should have enough batter left for 5-6 plain cupcakes as well.) The cupcakes will not bake over, so make sure the liners are very full.
  4. Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let sit in the hot pan for 1 minute, then remove to a wire rack. Let cool completely.
  5. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the vanilla and salt. Stir together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder and add alternately with the whipping cream until everything has been mixed in. Beat on high for a minute or two until the frosting thickens and becomes fluffy. Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a small Oreo cookie. Store covered in a container on the counter for a few days. Makes 30 cupcakes total.

Notes

*Use peanut butter Oreo cookies if you cannot find the special Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos.

**You can bake these without the cookies as well. Just make sure to fill the liners almost to the top before baking.

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

Pour a glass of milk and grab a few of these Peanut Butter Oreo Bars to snack on.  White chocolate chips, Oreo cookies, and a smooth peanut butter glaze are just three of the reasons you need to bake a pan of these bars today.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars - peanut butter, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies make these a delicious bar cookie

This summer I realized that I am not a convertible car kind of girl.  My husband has an old Saab convertible that he absolutely loves to drive around on nice days.  And I’m all for a cool car that looks good…

The problem is that I absolutely cannot stand to have my hair blowing in my face.  It is one of my biggest pet peeves.  Even in regular vehicles I will not roll down the window next to me, even if I am blazing hot.  It’s one of these strange quirks about me.  You understand, right?  I mean there have to be funny or strange quirks about you too.

One of these days I will remember to stock the glove box with pony tail holders and headbands.  You would think that since I know how much the blowing hair will bother me, that the glove box would be stuffed with these items already.  But no, I’m not that prepared.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars - peanut butter, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies make these a delicious bar cookie

Maybe if I bake a pan of these Peanut Butter Oreo Bars to take along for drives, they will distract me with their goodness and make me forget all about the wind.  Something tells me the blowing hair and peanut butter treats probably don’t mix well either.   It could add a whole new pet peeve to my list.  I better stick to hair ties.

A few months ago I made these Peanut Butter Bars.  These simple oatmeal bars with the creamy peanut butter glaze quickly became one my favorite treats.  But when I made a pan of them this week, I wanted to change them up a little.  It’s one of those other strange pet peeves I have.  I have a really hard time making the exact same thing twice.  There are times I just push past the peeve and make things again, but my mind is going a hundred miles a minute thinking of new variations.

Going through the cupboards I found some Peanut Butter Oreos that managed to last with the scavenging hungry soccer teen that lives with us.  Yes, our cupboards are fully stocked in Oreo cookies.  I realize that it must seem like we buy cookies on every shopping trip.  Well, that’s partly true.  Ok, it’s probably all the way true.  I am a dessert food blogger after all.  Buying extra cookies every time comes with the job.  #bestjobever

So, out came the Peanut Butter Oreos and some white chocolate chips.  The last bars had regular chocolate chips, so by changing the chips and adding some cookie chunks I felt better about making the same bar cookie.

I have to admit my favorite part of these bars is the peanut butter glaze.  Now THAT I could make over and over!  Peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk will make a peanut butter glaze heaven.  Do not taste test the glaze before putting it on the warm bars, or you might be making another bowl of glaze.  You want to spread the glaze over the bars while they are still warm.  Give the bars about 5  minutes to cool down slightly before spreading the peanut butter glaze on.   The glaze with melt down into the cracks of the bars and then set up as they cool.  These are seriously amazing!!!

Time to head to the cupboards and find a new mix in…I’m feeling the urge to create a new peanut butter bar.

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars - peanut butter, white chocolate, and Oreo cookies make these a delicious bar cookie

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 bars

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Bars

Peanut butter, white chocolate chips, and Oreo cookies add a delicious taste to these easy oatmeal bars. Great for snacking on with a glass of milk.

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup peanut butter**
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oats
1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter Oreo cookie chunks*
1 cup white chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup peanut butter**
1 cup powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugars. Add the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter and cream again. Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly beat in. Stir in the cookie chunks by hand.
  2. Spread the mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let the bars cool for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Beat the frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread evenly over the warm bars. Let cool completely before cutting into 24 bars. Store in a sealed container on the counter.

Notes

*If you cannot find the Peanut Butter Oreos, feel free to substitute regular Oreos.

**You can also use a White Chocolate Peanut Butter in place of the regular if you can find it.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/07/peanut-butter-oreo-bars/

 

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Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza

This Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza is a fun dessert to surprise your family with on Friday night pizza night.  Cookies, banana, and pudding takes this pizza crust to new levels.

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Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza - layers of pizza crust, bananas, and Oreos makes this a fun dessert pizza to enjoy
Friday nights are almost always pizza and movie night in our house. My husband and his brothers used to own a pizza place years ago.  And they grew up eating homemade pizza from their parents.   So most of our pizza nights start with us making homemade pizzas too.  It is such a fun tradition to continue with our kids.

We aren’t complete pizza snobs though…there are those buy days where it is just easier to pick up a hot one from a pizza place in town.

Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza - layers of pizza crust, bananas, and Oreos makes this a fun dessert pizza to enjoy
I also tend to always have ready to go pizza crusts in my refrigerator.  Thank you Pillsbury for all the easy ready to made doughs that make my life a little easier.

Homemade pizza dough really isn’t that hard at all.  Which reminds me…I still need to share my hubby’s pizza dough recipe here.  It’s so easy, even I have made it without fail.

But a pizza crust in a can is perfect for busy days or when you want dinner in a hurry. One of my favorite quick pizzas is this Southwest Ranch Chicken Bacon Club Pizza.   Everyone can put their own toppings on if they like.

Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza - layers of pizza crust, bananas, and Oreos makes this a fun dessert pizza to enjoy
But the biggest way I use those pizza crusts in a can is for dessert.  This Apple Biscoff Crumble Pizza never lasts long when I make it here. The ripe bananas on the counter were challenging me to find a new way to use them this time.

There are only so many bread and muffins and cakes one can think of.  Ok, that was a total and complete lie.  I have so many lists of things to make…maybe I’ll get through them all in 10 years :-)

Somehow a package of Oreo’s made it through without one of the kids finding them.  Hot fudge and cookie crumbs added to the top makes this an impressive looking dessert pizza.  It kind of resembles a banana cream pie, but not really.

Bake and cool the crust first.  Whisk together the pudding while it cools.  You can keep this layer in the refrigerator until the crust cools completely.  Do not put the pudding on a hot crust!  Unless you like melty pudding messes!

Then all you do is layer everything  onto the crust.  Spread half the pudding and cover it with sliced bananas and cookie chunks.  Spread the rest of the pudding on top.  Add a small layer of Cool Whip to even it all out.  Drizzle the hot fudge and sprinkle some cookie crumbs to finish it off. Easy peasy, right?

Dessert pizza needs to become part of our pizza night tradition for sure…

Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza - layers of pizza crust, bananas, and Oreos makes this a fun dessert pizza to enjoy

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Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 15 slices

Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza

Layers of bananas, cookies, and pudding make this Oreo Banana Cream Pie Pizza a fun way to end dinner on pizza night.

Ingredients

1 can refrigerated pizza crust (I used Pillsbury)
1 - 3.3 ounce box instant banana cream pudding
1 cup milk
2 cups Cool Whip, divided
3 ripe bananas
7 chocolate cream filled cookies
2 Tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping

Instructions

  1. Bake the crust 12 minutes according to the package directions. Let cool completely.
  2. Whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Fold in 1 cup Cool Whip. Spread half the pudding over the cooled crust.
  3. Top with sliced bananas. Crumble 6 of the cookies into large chunks and sprinkle around the banana slices. Top with the remaining pudding mixture.
  4. Gently spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Drizzle with warm hot fudge. Crush the last cookie and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before serving. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/07/oreo-banana-cream-pie-pizza/

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Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month.  Let’s all celebrate with a bowl of this Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream. Swirls of cookie chunks and strawberry preserves give this ice cream such a pretty color.

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream - easy no machine lemon ice cream with Oreo and strawberry swirls

This summer has been different than most.

It hasn’t been hot and steamy like most midwest summers.  Oh, believe me, I’m not complaining.  But 70 degree days and sleeping with our windows open at night is just plain strange for July.   Two nights in a row now it has been cool enough that we have turned off the air and opened the windows.  Gotta love that!  Our electric bill is going to be nice to us this month.

Of course just because it is cooler this summer doesn’t mean we haven’t been downing the ice cream.  Summer does equal ice cream all the time after all.  Our freezer has been staying stocked with cookies and cream, vanilla, coffee, and my daughter’s favorite double dunker.  Chocolate, coffee, and cookie dough all swirled together…yeah, she’s definitely my kid :-)

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream - easy no machine lemon ice cream with Oreo and strawberry swirls

Even though ice cream is so easy to buy, I like creating fun flavors in my kitchen every once in a while.

Did you know you can make ice cream without an ice cream machine?  It’s actually quite easy.  Whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk is all you need for the base.  That’s right.  Two ingredients and you can have a creamy  homemade ice cream.

Of course mine never stays just 2 ingredients because I like to have fun with things I find in my cupboard.  Yes, my cupboards look like a mini mart.

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream
I was excited when OXO asked me to use a few of their products to make ice cream for the #IceCreamForOXO campaign.  The little mini measuring beakers are my absolute favorite.  They are soooo cute!

And the angled measuring cup is awesome.  No more trying to guess from the side if you have enough liquid.  This measuring cup lets you read your measurements from the top.  It’s a new favorite too.

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream - easy no machine lemon ice cream with Oreo and strawberry swirls

So I did what anyone would do and pulled a few things out to jazz up some homemade ice cream.  I mean we have to celebrate these fun food holidays.  And since July is dedicated to being ice cream month that means a whole month of ice cream celebrating.  That sounds like some fun.

Just don’t tell my pants that we are going to celebrate all month.  I have a feeling they won’t like me much after this.

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream - easy no machine lemon ice cream with Oreo and strawberry swirls

So, let’s make some ice cream.

Start by putting your metal mixing bowl and whisk beater in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you start.  This will get the bowl nice and cold so the heavy cream will whip up faster.  Set that aside.

I have started adding a package of cream cheese to my sweetened condensed milk.  It gives the ice cream a little bit more of a creamier texture.  So whip together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until creamy.  Then stir in the lemon juice.  Adding the lemon juice will give the ice cream a slightly icier texture.   Just let the ice cream sit out for a few minutes to soften up before you start scooping.

Now fold the fluffy whipped cream into the creamed mixture.  At this point you can freeze the mixture and have a delicious ice cream.  But…let’s add some more fun.  Chunks of lemon Oreo cookies and swirls of strawberry preserves kind of fun.  Stir the cookies into the ice cream gently.  It’s ok if the cream filling comes out of the cookies as you stir.  This just adds more color to the swirls when you scoop it out.

Spoon about a third of the mixture into a bowl.  Swirl a few small spoonfuls of preserves into it.  A little goes a long way so do not over due it on the spoonfuls.  Repeat this two more times ending with fun red swirls on top.  Be careful as you do each swirl.  Do not let your knife go down all the way to the layer under it.  Too much swirling and it will become strawberry ice cream.  Swirl gently so it stays lemon ice cream with strawberry swirls.  Got it?

Now for the hardest part of the entire recipe.  Put the bowl in the freezer and walk away for hours.  I know.  That’s a hard thing to do when you want ice cream right now.  I suggest making this right before going to bed.  That way visions of strawberry lemon swirls will float through your head as you sleep.  Plus, waking up to ready to go ice cream is so sweet.  Literally.

What are you waiting for?  Let’s celebrate the rest of the month with ice cream every day.  I’m game if you are :-)

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream - easy no machine lemon ice cream with Oreo and strawberry swirls

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Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Lemon Oreo Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

Lemon cream ice cream with Lemon cookie chunks and strawberry preserves swirled in. This is a refreshing ice cream to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Ingredients

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
4 ounces lemon juice (8 Tablespoons)
2 cups Lemon Oreo cookie chunks
1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Chill your metal bowl and/or beater blades for at least 30 minutes. Beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Slowly add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again. Stir in the lemon juice. Fold in the whipped cream gently. Stir in the cookie chunks.
  3. Spoon a third of the mixture into a freezer safe container. Drop a few spoonfuls of strawberry preserves on top. Swirl gently with a knife. Repeat two more times, ending with strawberry swirls. Freeze until solid, about 4-6 hours. Store in the freezer in a covered container.

Notes

*The lemon juice added to the mixture will result in an ice cream that is a little bit icier. Let the container sit out on the counter for a few minutes before serving to soften it up.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/07/lemon-oreo-strawberry-swirl-ice-cream/

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*I was sent OXO kitchen products to review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions in this post are 100% my own.

No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert

This No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert is a keeper for all those hot summer days.  The BEST Banana Split of all times in a no bake cheesecake form.

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No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert - easy no bake cheesecake that's perfect for any picnic

Let’s talk about the weather for just a minute.

Apparently our summer doesn’t realize what month we are in.  The other day it was cloudy and rainy, then it cleared up and was sunny and 87 degrees.  It was the perfect day to chill out at the pool.  We all came home a little bit red after spending 4 hours in the sun.

The very next day it was only 75 degrees, and I’m thinking it was even colder by the time we went to baseball practice.  I was sitting on the bleachers freezing my buns off because who knew I needed a sweater in July in the midwest.

All in less than 48 hours we had summer and spring!  So not happy I tell you!  This is the month I actually like hot days because it means lots of lazy days at the pool.  I can’t get behind pool days when it is in the 70 something outside.  It just doesn’t seem right to pay money to be cold at the pool.

No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert - easy no bake cheesecake that's perfect for any picnic

Now most of the time in summer you are scorching hot and want nothing to do with baking.  Well, do I have just the recipe for you.  That is if your summer is cooperating more than mine is.

In 20 minutes you can have layers of cheesecake, banana, strawberry, and chocolate pudding on top of an Oreo cookie crust.

How good does that sound to you?  It is definitely a treat worthy of winning round 3 in Banana Split Week.

Now I do have to warn you of a few things:

1.  This dessert is heavy.  No, not the actual food itself.  The pan has some girth to it when you pick it up and move it to the refrigerator.  Have your muscles ready.
2.  You will not be able to stop eating this dessert.  Make it for a picnic where there will be others to share it with because it is dangerous to be around.
3.  Do not attempt to cut this into picture perfect pieces.  I may have butchered half the cake trying to get one piece where you could see the layers of goodness.
4.  This dessert is best eaten within 24-48 hours of making it.  Once you slice strawberries they start to get juicy.  Juicy does not mix well with pudding and cookies.
5.  Did I mention how many slices I ate?  Let’s keep it that way.  Like I said…it’s dangerous.  I’m thinking it’s probably the best Banana Split Dessert EVAH!!  So yeah, beat that!

Make sure you visit Aimee today and see her No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake Bars.  It looks amazing!

No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert - easy no bake cheesecake that's perfect for any picnic

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No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 slices

No Bake Banana Split Oreo Dessert

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups crushed Oreo cookie crumbs, divided
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 mashed ripe bananas
5 cups Cool Whip, divided
3 sliced ripe bananas
2 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 - 3.9 ounce boxes instant chocolate pudding
2 cups milk
Oreo cookies, broken in half

Instructions

  1. Combine 2 cups Oreo crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Refrigerate.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add the mashed bananas and beat again. Slowly mix in 2 cups Cool Whip. Spoon onto the crust and spread out.
  3. Place the sliced bananas over the banana cheesecake layer. Top with the strawberry slices.
  4. Whisk together the pudding mixes and milk. Fold in 1 cup Cool Whip. Spoon gently over the strawberry layer. Spread out very carefully. Top with the remaining 2 cups Cool Whip and spread out. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 crumbs. Cut into 24 squares and top each square with an Oreo half. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes

This dessert is best served within 24-48 hours of preparing it.

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/07/bake-banana-split-oreo-dessert/

 More delicious and easy no bake treats for when the weather is too hot to bake:

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Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

These easy cookie bars are topped with more cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate.  Try a pan of these Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars the next time you get that chocolate craving.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

Ok, I’m officially obsessed with all things s’mores.  You aren’t too upset about that, are you?

Summer just brings the s’mores loving person out of me.  Gooey chocolate and melty marshmallows…you can understand the obsession I’m sure.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

The other day while grocery shopping, we found this special edition cookie dough from Pillsbury.  Our daughter puffy heart loves anything cookies and cream, so my hubby grabbed a package and threw it into the cart.

Now that’s kind of a role reversal there.  Usually I’m the one throwing all the sweets into the cart, while he fills it with the healthy salads and meats.  Waahahahaha!  I am slowly converting him to the dark side!

Cookies & Cream Cookie Dough

His thought process…make the cookies for the kids to enjoy.

My thought process…what fun and exciting treat can I make this into.  :-) Yes, I have a problem….I’m ok with that! #dessertloverforlife

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

A half eaten package of Oreo cookies, half a bag of mini marshmallows, and a few Hershey’s candy bars leftover from this Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake were totally calling out from the cupboard to be used.   You have to be quick around here if you want to use the Oreo cookies in baking.  My cookie monsters are definitely revolting and taking over my baking stash!

Add the package of cookies and cream cookie dough, and you have an easy bar cookie to die for.   Feel free to make your own cookie dough if you want, but I love easy peasy dessert like this.   It seriously only takes 2 minutes to have the cookie dough in the oven.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

While the cookies are baking, mix together all the fun toppings.  These bars are loaded with good stuff!  Go ahead and eat a few pieces…I know I did!

The bars will look very under done when you pull them from the oven.  Trust me and do not bake them any longer!!!  Gently sprinkle the topping mixture on top and put it back in the oven for 2 more minutes.  The chocolate and marshmallows will start to melt, but the real magic happens in the last minute.  Turn your oven to broil for 1 more minute.  Make sure you keep an eye on the marshmallows.  They go from brown to burnt in seconds! Been there, done that!

After you pull them from the oven, press the cookie chunks down into the melted goodness.  That will help them stay put as everything cools and hardens.  Now if you really want to dig in, you can.  But your tastebuds will probably hate you for it.  I recommend waiting a little bit to enjoy these.  The cookies stay together a little bit better after they cool.  But again, that’s totally up to you.  I understand the need to dig in!  One quick tip when cutting through marshmallows is to use a wet knife.   The water on the knife will keep the marshmallows from sticking.

Woo hoo for another pan of dessert that didn’t make it past the day.  Of course all the kids playing at the church while their parents worked were a big help in devouring these awesome cookies.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

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Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 bar cookies

Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

Cookies and cream cookie bars topped with an Oreo cookie s'mores topping. A delicious twist to the summer time classic.

Ingredients

1 package Cookies 'n' Creme cookie dough (16 oz. Pillsbury)
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 Hershey's full size candy bars, chopped
8 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Press the cookie dough flat into the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. The bars will look under done, but do not bake any longer.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with the marshmallows, candy bar pieces, Oreo cookie chunks, and white chocolate chips. Bake for 2 more minutes. Turn the oven to broil, and broil on high for 1 minute. Watch your marshmallows so they do not burn. Remove from the oven. Very carefully press the cookie pieces into the melted chocolate and marshmallow, so they stick when it cools.
  3. Let cool completely before cutting. Use a wet knife to cut through the marshmallows easily. Cut into 12 bars. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/06/cookies-cream-smores-bars/

 

More fun Cookies and Cream treats to make: 

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Berry Oreo Icebox Cake

Layers of Berry Oreo cookies and strawberry cheesecake make this easy, no bake cake completely irresistible!  It is the perfect picnic cake or “just because you feel like it” cake.  Give this Berry Oreo Icebox Cake a try the next time it is too hot to bake.

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake - this easy no bake cake has layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos

Oreos and strawberries are the two things that get “stolen” in our house.

I have hiding places for the Oreo cookies, but my children have gotten wise to my ways.  It’s probably definitely time to find a new hiding place…or learn Jedi mind tricks to keep them out of the “blog” food.

And don’t get me started on the strawberries.  There are only so many places to “hide” things in a refrigerator.  My little fruit monsters sneak berries like there is no tomorrow.  Not that I mind them eating the healthy stuff!

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake - this easy no bake cake has layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos

This dessert was one of those “must make” dessert ideas.  You know the kind that can’t wait any longer!

My hubby and I were running errands and happened to stop in Walmart for a few items for his next trip to Haiti.  (You can read about our past trip HERE and HERE.)

I can’t go in Walmart without going down the cookie and baking aisle.  Seriously, I go down it every.single.time.  It’s not like I don’t know what’s there…I just HAVE to do it!  Perks of having a dessert track mind all the time!

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake - this easy no bake cake has layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos

I was really trying to find the new Reese’s Oreos, but unfortunately my store is lame.  No new Oreos for us!

The Berry Oreos are actually a favorite of mine.  I picked up a bag of them…AND then put it back on the shelf.  I know…I can’t believe that either!!!  So of course the next day when my hubby texted me and said he was at Walmart again (yes, we like to make multiple trips and use our gas frivolously) I texted back immediately and asked him to buy 2 packages.

This crazy no bake dessert was slowly taking shape in my head.  It was one of those ideas that had to be made that very minute.  Well, the minute he got home with the cookies that is.  Most of the time I have a reason or place for a dessert.  This time it was purely because I couldn’t get this dessert out of my head.

I don’t know who’s idea it was first to dunk Oreos in milk and layer them with a Cool Whip based mixture…but clearly that person was a genius!!!

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake - this easy no bake cake has layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos

For the layers in between the cookies, I made a no bake strawberry cheesecake.  Cream cheese, mashed strawberries, a little bit of sugar, and some Cool Whip all whipped together makes a pretty tasty no bake cheesecake.

The dark pink berry Oreos, light pink cheesecake, and white Cool Whip gave this dessert the prettiest neapolitan look when you cut into it.  I may have done a happy dance when I cut…ok, when I butchered this cake trying to get a good piece for the pictures.  It still tastes good even when hacked to pieces.  #lifeofafoodblogger

More fresh berries on top totally made this dessert a winner.  You could even use raspberries if you wanted.  I had a hard time not eating very much of this yummy cake.  Between the youth group girls and my son, it was gone in record time!

Hooray for yummy dessert ideas that come to life and are better than you imagined!

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake - this easy no bake cake has layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos

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Berry Oreo Icebox Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 pieces of cake

Berry Oreo Icebox Cake

Layers of berry cheesecake and berry Oreos creates a fun no bake cake that is perfect for hot summer nights.

Ingredients

1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 cups diced strawberries, divided
4 cups Cool Whip
32 Berry Oreos (1 package + 2 extra cookies)
1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Take 1 cup diced strawberries and smash with the back of a fork. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat again. Fold in 2 cups Cool Whip.
  2. Spoon 1/3 of the berry cheesecake in the bottom of an 8x8 pan. Dip the Oreos one at a time quickly in the milk and place in the bottom of the pan. Cover with 1/3 of the cheesecake. Repeat with the remaining Oreos. Cover with the last 1/3 of cheesecake.
  3. Cover the top of the cake with 2 cups Cool Whip. Refrigerate for a few hours to set up. Top with extra diced strawberries. Cut into 12 squares. Refrigerate remaining cake in a sealed container.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/06/berry-oreo-icebox-cake/

More fun Oreo recipes that taste amazing: 

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More Oreo treats from bloggers I love:

Mini Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes from Baked by Rachel
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Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry shortcakes are one of the most loved desserts in summer.  Want to take that classic recipe to a new level?  Add coconut and Oreo cookies and watch everyone dig in.  These Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes will be the hit of any picnic.

Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes - coconut and Oreo cookies take the classic strawberry shortcake to a new level of awesome

 

Strawberry shortcake is one of those summer desserts that makes just about everyone smile.  Well, unless you are an alien or something.

Sweet biscuits topped with strawberries and Cool Whip…and milk.  Yes, I just said milk.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m not drowning my shortcakes in milk, just drizzling some over the top to soften them up a little.  Show me your hands if you like to add milk to the top of your shortcake stack.  Ok, wait I can’t see your hands…you will have to leave me a comment if you are a milk fan too!

Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes - coconut and Oreo cookies take the classic strawberry shortcake to a new level of awesome

Last week we had an end of the year soccer party for our youngest son.  They decided on a pool party and picnic with everyone pitching in with sides and desserts.  Since I know that National Strawberry Shortcake Day was coming up, (June 14th for anyone who cares) I had shortcake on my brain.  Not to mention that we had just bought quite a few boxes of strawberries during a great sale.  Veggie Salad and Strawberry Shortcakes it is!

Now since I have this crazy baking mind that always insists I change things up in recipes, you knew that regular shortcake wasn’t going to cut it, right?

Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes - coconut and Oreo cookies take the classic strawberry shortcake to a new level of awesome

You are going to use the shortcakes recipe from the back of the BisQuick box.  If you are feeling super ambitious, go ahead and make your own from scratch.  But I like to keep things simple around here, so I love using baking mixes.

To give these shortcakes a tropical twist, add coconut milk and shredded coconut.  Then for even more fun, add chopped up Oreo cookies.  Best. Idea. Ever!!!!  Cookies, strawberries, and coconut…I’m drooling just remembering how good these were.

Another great thing about these shortcakes is the coconut milk.  Anyone who has a milk or dairy allergy will be able to enjoy these delicious shortcakes with you.  If you are not a big coconut fan, you can leave out the shredded coconut, but go ahead and keep the coconut milk.  I promise you will not be able to taste it.

Make sure you add some BisQuick, coconut milk, and Oreos to your shopping list this week.  You will want to celebrate the strawberry holiday this coming weekend with these cookie shortcakes.

Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes - coconut and Oreo cookies take the classic strawberry shortcake to a new level of awesome

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Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes

Yield: 12 shortcakes

Coconut Oreo Strawberry Shortcakes

Coconut and Oreos give Strawberry Shortcakes a new and delicious twist. Drizzle it with chocolate syrup for more chocolate goodness.

Ingredients

4 cups sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar + 2 Tablespoons
2 1/3 cups original BisQuick baking mix
2/3 cup coconut milk (I use Silk)
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut
8 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
  2. Combine the BisQuick, coconut milk, 2 Tablespoons sugar, melted butter, and shredded coconut in a bowl. Stir with a fork until the mixture forms a soft dough. Add the cookie pieces and stir gently.
  3. Drop 12 spoonfuls onto a non greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 9-10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool slightly.
  4. Slice the shortcakes in half. Serve with strawberries and Cool Whip. Makes 12 shortcakes.

Notes

Slightly adapted from BisQuick

http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/06/coconut-oreo-strawberry-shortcakes/

 

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Funfetti Cookies and Cream Fudge

Sprinkles and Oreo cookie chunks make this Funfetti Cookies and Cream Fudge a blast to make and eat.  No one will be able to resist grabbing a few squares when you show up with this cute fudge.

Funfetti Cookies and Cream Fudge - this easy vanilla fudge is loaded with Oreo cookies and sprinkles making it so fun to eat and share

Hi, my name is Jocelyn, and I am a hoarder of baking supplies.

At any given time I could make at least 10 different desserts using the baking supplies that are in my cupboards.  Actually 10 might be kind of low…but I don’t think I really want to count what is in those cupboards and get an accurate number.

Funfetti Cookies and Cream Fudge - this easy vanilla fudge is loaded with Oreo cookies and sprinkles making it so fun to eat and share

Just like a moth is drawn to a light or flame, I can’t resist the urge to walk down the baking and candy aisle every single time I go to the store.  It doesn’t matter that I just bought 5 bags of candy the last time, another one or two will still make it into the cart along with some cookies, cake mixes, pudding, and sprinkles.

My husband tells me I have a problem.  Yeah…he is probably right.  But I’m ok with that, and I think you guys are ok with my “problem” too.  I mean look at this fudge staring back at you.

Sprinkles and Oreos are a wonderful thing to hoard in your cupboards until inspiration hits.  You should try it some time.  The fudge and the hoarding that is.  Although I suggest finding hiding spots that your kids do not know about.  My kids have found out where I hide the baking Oreos.  My oldest is crazy about Oreos, so he gets into the baking stash all the time.  I think it is time for a new hiding spot.   [Read more...]

Peppermint Crunch Oreo Truffles

The classic Oreo truffle gets a holiday make over this time of year with Andes peppermint crunch baking chips.  Add these Peppermint Crunch Oreo Truffles to your holiday baking list and watch them disappear.

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