16oz.regular cream cheesesoftened to room temperature
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Place the mixing bowl you will use to make whipped cream in the fridge or freezer to chill (I like to use metal because it keeps colder longer). Chilling the bowl helps the whipped cream set up faster.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, add 28 Oreo cookies. Pulse until a coarse mixture forms. Add the melted butter and continue pulsing until fine crumbs form. Place the crumbs in into a 9x9 baking dish, use the back of a measuring cup to help compact the crumbs and press them into an even layer. Place the crust in fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Next, make the whipped cream by adding the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and sugar to the chilled mixing bowl. Use a stand or hand mixer to beat on medium-high for approximately 2 minutes until firm peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and place in the fridge.
Using the same mixing bowl (no extra dishes here!), add the room temperature cream cheese and beat for 3-5 minutes until soft and whipped. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese. Crush 8 Oreos and fold them into the cream cheese mixture, then spread it evenly across the Oreo crust.
Crush the remaining 8 Oreos and scatter them across the top of the bars, or reserve the Oreos until just before serving (see note). Place the bars back in the fridge to chill 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 initially be chilling for longer than an hour before serving, I recommend reserving the Oreo topping and adding them just before serving, otherwise they may get soggy in the fridge.If serving the bars the same day, you can top the bars with the Oreos before chilling them without an issue.You can make the bars 1 day ahead of time (just reserve the topped Oreos until serving!).
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