Oreo Turtle Bars

I’m finally back in the kitchen and loving life.

I always love life, just a bit more now that I have time to breathe a bit.

Things have slowed and I’m trying to remember what happened this summer?!?!?!

It is all a bit of a crazy-fun blur that I wouldn’t change if I could!

But I have missed you!

And licking batter while blasting music, stepping over/on our cat while cooking, burning myself while trying to take pictures, and most of all, Mikey getting in my way and stealing food 🙂

So because I have missed it all so much…

I made some crazy-delicious bars for us all.

I had a bag of Oreo cookies burning a hole in my cupboard so I decided I had to make something involving Americas fav cookie.

It would be a wise choice for you to make these.

You put a bag of Oreos into a food processor and add a stick of melted butter…

Anything that begins with a bag of Oreos and a stick of butter can’t be bad.

In fact it can only be amazing.

Today still feels like summer.

It’s in the 80’s and sunny with a breeze.

I can’t believe I was convinced that fall was here and that it was a good idea.

It isn’t a good idea. The only good idea would be a never ending summer.

I hate snow/cold.

Partly because I am a paranoid driver in the winter.

Errr actually all year round…

Mikey and I got into an accident so now I am pretty much always paranoid.

I do that thing where I gasp really loud and scare the crap out of Mikey and least 3 times every time he’s driving.

He doesn’t appreciate it.

But you know what I appreciate?

This amazingly easy and simple crust!

Add some white, milk and semi sweet chocolate…

Some marshmallows.

A few TOASTED pecans (always toast them!)

A can a sweet and condensed milk…

And pop them in the oven.

Yes, I realize this looks like a sausage/pasta/cheese dish…

But it’s actually a pan of gooey  love.

These bars are one of my new favorites!

They are super rich so make sure you cut them small!!

I would like to take a quick moment to give a shout out to my second best friend (Mikey’s my 1st best, duh), Mr. Aaron Rodgers.

He is my hero, as are all who wear green and gold.

I guess I can’t hate cold weather too much because I love football and would be really sad without it!

I hope you don’t stop reading this because I love the Packers…

That would be a crazy thing to do.

I am showing off a couple new plates here.

As you know I love The Pioneer Woman and everything she stands for.

She is the reason I got hooked on dessert/food blogging and you should check her out if you haven’t yet (her link is on the right side of my blog).

I found this recipe on her Tasty Kitchen Blog, where you can find anything and everything you are looking to make!

This particular recipe is from Jamie, at Jamie Cooks It Up. There are some decadent recipes on her blog!

Thanks for wasting some time with me today 🙂

LOVE YOU!!!!

Recipe: Oreo Turtle Bars

45 Oreo Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick), Melted

3/4 Cups Pecan Pieces (roasted)

3/4 Cups White Chocolate Chips

3/4 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

3/4 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips

3 Cups Mini Marshmallows

1 Can Sweet and Condensed Milk (14 oz).

For the Oreo Crust:

Crush 45 Oreo cookies in a food processor until they are a crumb consistency.

Melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave and add the melted butter to the crushed Oreo’s.

Once they are well combined, firmly press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan.

Once the crust is firmly packed down, sprinkle the white, milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the crust.

Next sprinkle the marshmallows on top of that and finish it off with the toasted pecans.

If you have never toasted pecans, here is what to do: Add to a pan and heat until they are darker in color and giving off an delightful aroma. You can also add some oil to the pan and a dash of salt if you want a little richer flavor.

So the final step in this simple process is to drizzle the can of Sweet and condensed milk over the entire mixture. It may seem like a lot but it is what gives the bars the beautiful glazed marshmallows and gooey center.

Place into a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and it is a bit bubbly.

Let them cool before serving otherwise they are pretty gooey. The marshmallow may stick a bit so use a super sharp knife and you should have no problem!

I hope you make and enjoy these super sweet and simple bars!

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