What does a week with vacation days, summer sunshine, and parties need?! No Bake Oreo Bars, obviously!
Happy (almost) 4th of July! How are you celebrating this year? I know it’s kind of weird that it’s a Wednesday, like do you take off the beginning of the week, the end of the week, or just Wednesday? Regardless, it’s gotta include a lot of good food that’s sure to please a crowd.
See: No Bake Oreo Bars.
You guys, I can’t handle it. I’m obsessed. It’s so dangerous, because these bars are so incredibly easy to make, I have to physically restrain myself often, otherwise I’d be eating them 24/7 and I have to find some kind of balance.
When I was little, I couldn’t get enough of those box dessert bars. You know, the ones that come with everything in the box, including a lot of mystery ingredients that you can’t pronounce and aren’t really sure where or what they are. I know there’s a time and place for quick and easy desserts, but why make them out of the box when you can make it at home, minimizing the mystery ingredients? Disclaimer, obviously Oreos are a processed food. It’s about balance!
No Bake Oreo Bars are everything I remember – and want – in an Oreo bar. They’re light, creamy, perfectly sweet, and have a crunchy Oreo crust.
How do you get such a perfect combination? The filling is a mix of both whipped cream and cream cheese, which creates a luscious, light, creamy filling. Naturally, Oreo pieces are pieced throughout (these are Oreo bars after all!). And could you have these without Oreos on top? Definitely not. Requirement. Oreos everywhere.
These need a disclaimer: addictive.
Even more addicting because they are seriously SO EASY. And NO BAKE! Just make the crust, whip the whipped cream, cream the cream cheese, and fold it all together. Done, and done!
What better dessert for summer cookouts/BBQs/pool days – they require such little work, it’s a no brainer. I highly recommend keeping them stored in the fridge, which means they’re also a cool treat on hot days, too! I’ll stop rambling on about how addicting/luscious/amazing/yummilicious these No Bake Oreo Bars are, because if your’e still with me, I’m sure you’re ready to go make ’em!
Have an amazing 4th of July and don’t forget to let me know what’s on your menu!Print
Creamy no-bake bars with a light, luscious cream cheese and whipped cream filling, topped with plenty of extra Oreos and a crisp Oreo crust!
- 44 Oreo cookies, divided
- 5 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- Put a metal mixing bowl in the fridge or freezer to chill for whipped cream. Meanwhile, in a food processor, add 28 Oreo cookies. Pulse until a coarse mixture forms. Add melted butter and continue pulsing until a fine crumb forms. Press evenly into a 9×9 baking dish, use the back of a measuring cup to help compact the crumbs. Chill in fridge for at least 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add the heavy cream, vanilla extra, and sugar to the chilled mixing bowl. Beat on medium-high for approximately 2 minutes until peaks form, being careful to not over beat. Transfer to a bowl and place in fridge.
- Using the same mixing bowl (no extra dishes here!), add softened cream cheese and beat for 3-5 minutes until soft and whipped. Carefully fold whipped cream into the cream cheese. Crush 8 Oreos and fold into whipped mixture. Spread mixture onto crust. Crush the remaining 8 Oreos and reserve or top (see note).
- Chill bars for at least 1 hour before serving. Keep chilled as much as possible for best results. Cut into 9 large bars, or smaller ones as desired.
If bars will be chilling for an extended amount of time, I like to top with the additional Oreos right before serving to make sure they don’t get soggy. If serving same day, top before chilling without an issue.
You can make the bars 1 day ahead of time (just reserve the topped Oreos until serving!).
Keywords: easy, summer, no bake, sweet, party, potluck, cookout, 4th of july