Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Bars

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Ok, moving on….

Did you all have a great weekend? Ours was uneventful and full of cold weather. Are you guys boiling or are you like us and layering on the sweatshirts? Talk about weird weather! Mother Nature clearly didn’t get the memo that it’s summer. Strange…

Anyways, here is an awesome {and I mean AWESOME} recipe that you must must must try. So easy and so delicious. I nearly ate 3/4 of the pan myself. Literally. –> That means I’m NOT kidding.

These bars are just the right amount of sweet and salty, crunchy and smooth. Utterly delightful! You take some Golden Oreos, grind them up, stir in some butter and press them into an 8×8 dish. Then you melt peanut butter, white chocolate and more butter in a bowl, stir in some vanilla and powdered sugar and spread that over top the cookie base. Pop that baby in the fridge and voila! 2 hours later you have the most divine dessert…and then snack the next day.
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As you can see, I did two little photo shoots for these squares: the first one was a fancier, dressed-up square {with the edible pearls} and the second one was a happier, more kid-friendly square {with chopped up M&M’s}. The exact same bar but done two different ways. Heck, you could eat ‘em plain and they still would be fabulous.

Moral of the story: MAKE THESE. I loved them and everyone who got a chance to try them before I finished the pan off loved them too. What a great way to start a Monday! Happy Baking!

Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Squares
yield: 24 pieces
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Ingredients:

Ingredients
for the crust-
4 tablespoons butter
16 whole Golden Oreos

for the filling-
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup powdered sugar

edible pearls or M&M’s, for garnish {optional}

Directions:

Line an 8×8 square dish with foil, spray lightly with cooking spray and set aside.

For the crust, place all oreos into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until crumbs have formed. Melt butter in microwave and stir into the oreo crumbs. Press well into the bottom of the prepared dish. Refrigerate.

For the filling, place white chocolate chips, butter and peanut butter into a heat proof bowl. Microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring in between until chocolate chips and butter have melted into the peanut butter creating a smooth consistency. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread over chilled crust, smooth the top and refrigerate until solid, at least 2 hours. {You could place in the freezer to speed things up.} Remove entire pan of bars by peeling foil away from dish and lifting up. Cut into 24 squares and top edible pearls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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34 Responses to “Golden Oreo Peanut Butter Bars”

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    Elaine — July 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    My daughter says these look like they would be good dipped in chocolate! ha.

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:20 am

      Uh-oh! Now I need to make another batch and dip them all in chocolate!

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    Ali — July 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Oh boy, these look fantastic :D Bookmarking/stumbling/pinning it. Thanks for the recipe !

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:20 am

      LOVE IT! Thanks, Ali!

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    Barbara Bakes — July 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    They look so colorful and fun with the M&Ms on top. I’ll take two please!

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:19 am

      I wish we lived close enough for me to drop two off to you, Barbara! :)

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    Blog is the New Black — July 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    UM yessss!

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    Lucy @ Porridge and Parsnips — July 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Oh my, these look amazing!! My husband claims not to like peanut butter in baked goods/desserts, but I think I’m going to have to ignore him for this recipe and I’ll either convert him or they’ll be more for me & our daughter…win win!! :-D Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:19 am

      I think if you’re going to convert him to being a peanut butter lover, these would be the treats to do it with! My husband is a peanut butter freak.

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    These are beautiful Lauren! I cannot wait to try making them :)

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

      I hope you get a chance to make them! :)

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    Katrina — July 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    These sound so amazing! Yum!

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    Bonnie — July 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Ok I am definitely making these babies tonight!

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:18 am

      That little boy in your tummy will be real happy!

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    Desiree — July 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I’m going to have to buy this stuff on my way home from work to try this…Looks sooooo good!

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 1:17 am

      Desiree! I forgot you followed my blog! How are you? Hope you like these bars! I beyond loved them…

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 18, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Ok, these sound pretty amazing! Adding them to my list of things to make!!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Heaven help me but I need this in my life. And in my belly. Like right now.

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

      Yeah, I did too which is why I ate almost all of them myself! Haha…oops.

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    DessertForTwo — July 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Peanut butter + white chocolate + oreo??? That’s the way to my heart, girl! Yum!

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    • Lauren — July 19th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

      Seriously, right? You can never go wrong with peanut butter AND white chocolate AND oreos.

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    mimi — July 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Anything peanut butter has my name on it.
    Mimi

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    Lacey Wilcox — July 19, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Oh wow…I almost licked the screen they look so good. Peanut butter is my weakness…

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    Lisa B — July 19, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Oh my goodness. So yummy, love them.

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    Haylee — July 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Oh my! I just saw these on TK web-site and had to come look at the full blog entry. I don’t like regular oreos but I LOVE golden oreos and I don’t like chocolate chips but I LOVE white chocolate and who doesn’t LOVE peanut butter. I’m going to be making these real soon!!:)

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    Gillian — July 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Those look incredible! I have a huge vat of peanut butter sitting around so maybe I know what I’ll do with some of it :)

    I’m envious of your cold weekend – Mother Nature has decided that Tennessee is really supposed to be at the equator or something… it’s been HOT here!

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    Corinna — July 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I’ve already pinned 2 of the recipes to Pinterest! These look delicious and I’ll be sure to keep coming back ;)

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    kelly — July 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    estimated number of caloriesssss?

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    haley — September 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I made these for a big party we have every year there wasn’t one person including myself that didn’t LOVE THEM! Tons of compliments!!! They were amazing and I will be making them again soon!!!

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    Andi rice — August 4, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Must try!

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    Tanesha — October 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I would like to make these for my mom but she can’t have chocolate. What could I substitute or if left out would it be the same?

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