Oreo Zatar

I made it.

Featuring: melted oreo cream, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate cake


In your honor, Katrina.


My Oreo quest is now complete.

Oreo Zatar

Oreo Rice Banana Brownies

What to do with leftover Oreo rice?  The only thing I know how with

AAAUUGHHHHHHH WHYYYYYYYY didn’t I put it in the food processor?!?!?!!  That way there wouldn’t be awkward disgusting grains of rice in my brownies.  I DON’T FORGIVE MYSELF FOR THIS I AM SO STUPIIIIDDDDDDDD

Ok back to the recipe.  But really, I am stupid.

With my leftover Oreo rice, I did the only thing I know how with chocolatey starchy goops: turn them into brownie batter.

With chocolate milk powder on top, because I’m disgusting


4 oz semisweet chocolate
3 tbsp butter
1 egg
1 mashed banana
1/3 c sugar (half brown, half white)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 batch Oreo rice


Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave and mix them together.  Let it cool a minute and then mix in the egg and sugar.  Stir in the mashed banana and vanilla.

Mix in the Oreo rice.  If you aren’t as stupid as me, you would run it through the food processor first so that you don’t have huge nasty-ass chunks of rice in your nice brownies.

Bake in a buttered 8×8-inch pan at “medium-low” for about 25 minutes.


Very moist and chocolatey, but about as tasty as you would expect a brownie full of rice to be.  Not sure I will serve this to anyone.

Oreo Rice Banana Brownies

Oreo Rice (CRAP)

I’m sorry, Mom.  My Oreo rice wasn’t good.  I guess I wasn’t the right person to carry out your dream.

I let you down.


Recipe: http://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/how-to-make-oreo-rice

Oreo rice photo journal

Step 1. Gathering the ingredients.

Oh, yeah – I substituted soy milk for milk.  That might have had something to do with it.

Step 2. Butter in a pan…waiting for some rice grains which it can lovingly coat.


Step 3. Rice + soy milk in the pot.

Forgot to stir the rice in the butter, which made for some nice sticking later.

Step 4. Once boiling again, added the Oreos.

This photo is upside-down but I am too lazy to fix it

Step 5. After letting it cook covered for 15 minutes.  Didn’t add enough soy milk from the start, so I had to supplement with more and leave it to cook for a while longer.

Ever had your house smell like rice and Oreos at the same time?  I have.

Step 6. Eating my disappointment.


I topped mine with dulce de leche.  The white stuff was more soy milk that I poured on top in an attempt to make it creamier.  (It was unsuccessful.)


Oreo Rice (CRAP)

I finally made Lumps of Coal

Been itching to try these since I first saw them on Pinterest…and I finally found a bag of non-fruit-flavored marshmallows to make it with!

They taste like biting into a highly compressed and chewy mass of solid Oreo.  So if that doesn’t sound appealing, maybe don’t try this.

One more ticked off from the Pinterest to-do list


Oreos (33 cookies)
1/4 c butter
5 handfuls jumbo marshmallows


  1. Line a pan with parchment and butter it heavily.
  2. Pulverize Oreos into crumbs.
  3. Heat butter on low until it melts.  Add marshmallows and keep stirring.
  4. When the marshmallows are melted, stir in the Oreo crumbs.
  5. It’ll set quick, so work fast: take it off the heat and press the goo into the greased pan.  Let it set in the fridge.  (They taste better cold, so it’s best to leave them for a while.)
I finally made Lumps of Coal

Oreo Potato Chip Brownies (Weird)

My second attempt at Oreo man bars, but after cooking them they turned into brownies.


“They’re ‘chocolate chip’ brownies…heeeeheehee”
– Leandro

How to make ’em

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.

Still tasted better raw than baked

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.

There was no potato chip flavor in the finished product.



Oreo Potato Chip Brownies (Weird)

Oreo Balls

Suggested by Lara.



18 Oreos
1/2 c cream cheese
White chocolate

Original recipe here.

Step 1:


Step 2:


Step 3:


Step 4: freeze them for 20 minutes or so while you melt the chocolate.

Step 5: coat them in melted white chocolate – what a pain in the ass this was.  I ran out of chocolate near the end, so I rolled the last two in cocoa powder.

They don’t like the picture from the recipe 😦
Oreo Balls

And the Oreo recipe contest winner is…

After much poking and prodding, I was able to convince my family to enter my Oreo recipe contest.

The submissions:

Lara: Oreo balls

Mom: Oreo rice

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.”

(Like this?)

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:
    • Chocolate syrup
    • Whipped cream
    • Peanut butter
    • Nutella
    • Dulce de leche
    • Pudding
    • Mashed bananas (since I know you love mashed bananas)
    • Melted chocolate
  • 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.

And the Oreo recipe contest winner is…