Start with some Oreos in a food processor. I think I used 22 Oreos, and maybe 5 or 6 sheets of graham crackers? Crumbs go in a bowl, along with a can of sweetened condensed milk and a teaspoon of vanilla.
After stirring and tasting, I realized that it was painfully sweet and needed something salty and bulky to balance it out. Salted peanuts or pretzels would have been perfect, but I had neither. But you know what I did have?
Mixed them until the chips were all broken up.
Next, into the oven on “medium-low” for 20-ish minutes.
The tops were crackly, and the texture was very brownie-like (albeit a bit dry because mine burned around the edges). So sadly, these cannot be called man bars.
Dad:“I do not know any Oreo recipes; I only know that you can take them apart, and stack up the centers into a huge giant stack of white stuff, which (it turns out) is not nearly as tasty in a large pile as it is when eaten between the chocolatey cookies.”
Also suggested smoked Oreos and Oreo panini, neither of which I take as serious submissions.
Katrina: this participant submitted an original recipe!
I call it: Oreo zatar
An assortment of sweet, bready foods (cake, pancakes, muffins, etc.)
An assortment of sweet liquids, gels, and foams for dipping, such as:
Dulce de leche
Mashed bananas (since I know you love mashed bananas)
Oreos, finely crushed
Arrange the sweetbreads (haw haww) on a large, decorative plate. Place each of your dipping liquids and the crushed oreos in individual ramekins. To eat, dip a bread product into the dipping liquid of your choosing, then into the crushed oreos before placing in your mouth.
(Click this if you’re scratching your head: this is zatar. It’s an herb blend. You dip a chunk of bread in olive oil, then dip it in the zatar.)
And the winner is…
You’re ALL winners! That’s right, I will make all four of these delicious, healthy recipes on the blog. Watch out for them in the coming weeks.
And you’ve all won a personal Oreo chef – though I think the only person who actually wanted to eat the recipe they suggested was Lara.