Well, it was probably a bigger deal when the OREO cookie turned 100 years old back in 2012. We’re still happy to celebrate the Nabisco product and its 101st anniversary. It’s been a pretty big past year for the OREO, anyway. Nabisco has one of the best social media teams in the country working on the cookie’s account. They’ve put up some great daily ads–and even made the news after rushing out an OREO graphic that made fun of the blackout during this year’s Super Bowl.
We also like the way that the OREO has pretty much kept its basic design over the years. That’s important–although we’ll never quite get over the fact that the Sunshine company quit making Hydrox cookies. Remember those? They were like OREOS, but a little bit better. Anyway, they didn’t survive the cookie wars. To the victor goes our desserts. In fact, we’re rounding up three dessert recipes in honor of the OREO. There’s a quick recipe, a not-so-quick recipe, and a recipe that’s worth the extra time. So check them out and get ready to enjoy some variations on the funnest cookie ever–and there’s more where these came from…
OREO Brownie Treats
- 1 pkg. (19 to 21 oz.) brownie mix (13×9-inch pan size)
- 15 OREO Cookies, coarsely chopped
- Prepare brownies and bake as directed on package for 13×9-inch pan, stirring chopped cookies into batter before pouring into prepared pan. Yeah, that’s about it.
This is another easy brownie mix recipe, but pressed down onto a pizza pan and covered in great toppings. Your kids can really get a kick out of making this one–and it’s the rare OREO recipe where things won’t suffer if you use their Reduced Fat line. Okay, that sounds a little delusional…
- 1 pkg. (19.5 oz.) brownie mix
- 14 OREO Cookies, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts
- 1/3 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces or peanut butter candies
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; stir in chopped cookies. Spread into greased 14-inch pizza pan. Bake 18 to 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Sprinkle marshmallows over top of hot brownie; bake 3 to 5 min. or until marshmallows are lightly browned.
- Top with nuts and candies, pressing lightly into softened marshmallow. Cool slightly on wire rack.
OREO Shazam Bars
Now here’s something that looks like a proper production, but it’s still pretty easy. Nobody’s going to check out all these ingredients and think you’ve just knocked out an easy dessert, though.
- 28 OREO Cookies, divided
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Chop 8 cookies. Finely crush remaining cookies.
- Mic crushed cookies and butter; sprinkle onto bottom of 9-inch square pan. Layer with coconut, chips, nuts and chopped cookies; drizzle with condensed milk.
- Bake 25 to 30 min. or until center is set and top is golden brown. Cool completely.
And finally, here’s a cute ’80s commercial that really shows how OREO has owned the kiddie market. Sorry, Hydrox, but kids just feel deprived without OREOS….