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Layered Oreo Cake Bars

Hi friends!

It's Monday. I'm on detox from the weekend and I'm sadistic. It's only fair that I drag you into my masochistic ways so I'm sharing some eye candy to get you through the day. Can you handle it?

I made these yummy, decadent bars for a dinner party at my aunt's house on Friday evening. It was so fun to spend time with my Dad's side of the family, who we do not see too often (but we're trying to change this!). She has 2 little girls who have stolen both mine and Shaun's hearts since they are just about the cutest little kids ever.

I thought it only fitting to test out a recipe I've been wanting to try for a while now. I always love bringing some kind of bar to parties because I think they are easy to eat and always a crowd pleaser. These were no different. I may have eaten half a tray before I even left for the party. The cakey bar topped with a gooey Oreo layer made these one for the permanent collection.

Layered Oreo Cake Bars
*Adapted from + inspired by Picky Palate
1 box moist chocolate cake mix
1 box moist yellow cake mix
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 eggs
2 sleeves Oreo cookies, slightly crumbled (I use Double Stuff 'cuz the rock the house)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Baking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9" baking pan by lining with foil and spraying all over with baking spray (I use Baker's Joy w/flour). Take out 2 mixing bowls. Place the chocolate cake mix, 1 stick of butter and 1 egg in one of the bowls. In the other, place the yellow cake mix, 1 stick of butter and 1 egg. With your hands, mix each one until the cake mix is completely moistened and a dough forms. Press the chocolate cake dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Repeat with the yellow cake, on top of the chocolate.

Crush the Oreos; I placed them in a plastic baggie and slammed them a few times with the rolling pin. Spread over the top of the yellow cake layer. Pour the condensed milk over top of the Oreo layer. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely. To remove from the pan, simply lift the foil and peel away from the bars. Cut into squares (I cut off the rough edges and ate most of them myself) and serve. Be prepared for them to disappear immediately.

I can think of like 1 million more combinations that would be suitable for these bars.

I can't wait to try them all.

So there you have it. Delicious, decadent, super easy cake bars that are a total crowd pleaser.

Questions of the Day:

Regular Oreos or Double Stuf? (I say Double Stuf all the way!)

Do you take part in the Monday detox? (Somehow, I always feel like I'm detoxing on Monday morning!)

psst...I'm blogging about my cousin's engagement party over on The Peach & The Pit today...check it out!

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Reader Comments (15)

OMG these look amazing. I would probably eat the whole batch. Oreos are my favorite store/package cookie. Love double stuff but, I tend to buy the regular oreos, because I feel less guilty if I eat alot of them (always do).

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah @preserve org

Life just doesn't get any better than this my friend! Oreo and cheesecake in a bar? No fork needed? Genius and I am all over this recipe. can't wait to try it out

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Belleicious

you're kiiiiiind of killing me here. it's monday morning! and now all i want is oreos :)

Oh my, these look amazing! Pretty sure I need to go stock up on more oreos now!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

Hands down Double Stuf! That's the best part of the oreo. Those bars look amazing.

I definitely partake in the Monday detox. I started off this morning with 90 minutes at the gym to combat my trip to In n Out burger last night. Whoops.

These look SO good. I think I'm going to have to stop reading your blog while trying to go low-sugar for life! Even the pictures are inspiring sugar cravings! Yum!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauraJayne

Obviously double stuff! As someone who would ask for double stuff oreos and a glass of milk for their last meal, these were awesome!!

I am also on a detox - no carbs! and water, water water!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Have you noticed that the Double Stuf seems less stuffed than it used to? or is it just because I"m no longer a kid?! :)
these bars look awesome..I'll eat the whole pan

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralex

These look great. Jenny has such great recipes and ideas for bars like this. That top layer of Oreos looks...amazing! :)

Ahhhhh, WHY?!!
I have to be in a wedding dress in less than a month!!! ;) Hehe.
They look fantastic.

Definitely double-stuffed. Although the best are the mint Oreos! I'm addicted. Seriously.

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Hanson

oh my how decadent is this? i love it already! thank you for sharing this with us. i am loving the condense milk and oreo topping.. mmmm

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterblackbookkitchendiaries

I should probably not show my bf this recipe or he will want it tonight!! Def. bookmarking though!!

We just started following you!! Cannot wait for more recipes!



August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAMy

These look amazing! I love oreas! I will definitely have to try out this recipe.

Thank you!

August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Holy lord! I can't believe I didn't see these before my birthday in late september! On the table this holiday season. No. Matter. What.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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