Bar #1: Oreo

Well, here we are again.  We’re back at #1.  
I had so much fun creating 100 Bundt Cakes that I’ve decided to start back at the beginning, but this time…with 100 Bars.
For the bars, I’ve decided to create and collect the 100 best bar recipes that use a cake mix as a base.  Just like the bundt cakes, they’ll be seasonal, they’ll be simple and they’ll be delicious.  
Since my sweet friend Rachel New gave me the original bundt cake recipe, I asked her to pick Bar #1.  And she did.  And it was fabulous!  This Oreo Bar came from the Stir and let me tell you…it was flippin’ fabulous!  
The bar (pun intended) was set high with this first bar recipe.  I hope you enjoy this new series as much as I do.

Once again, thank you sweet Rachel for always supporting me, encouraging me and once again, giving me the very best recipe!  Love!
Shopping List
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted and divided (read below)
2 eggs
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, at room temp
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 (8 oz) tub of Cool Whip
10 to 12 Oreo cookies, chopped
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Spray (I use Pam) a 9×13″ baking dish.
In a large bowl, add cake mix, 1 egg,  and one stick of  your melted butter and stir with a spoon until combined.  Spread cake mixture across the bottom of your baking dish.
Using a hand mixer and another clean bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Divide the cream cheese mixture into two bowls.
In your first bowl, beat in your second egg, the remaining 1/2 stick of melted butter and cocoa powder.  Spread this cream cheese mixture over your cake mixture in your baking dish.  Smooth it out across the top.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes.  Do not over-bake.  This should be gooey in the center!
Allow your cake to cool, and while it’s cooling, add half of your chopped Oreos to your remaining bowl of cream cheese mixture along with your Cool Whip.  Spread that over your cooled bars and then sprinkle your remaining Oreo pieces on top.  Let everything chill in the fridge at least one hour before slicing and serving.
Rachel gave me this recipe with one piece of advice…use Double-Stuffed Oreos.  I listened…and I’m so glad she said that.  Really and truly, isn’t everything just better with a Double-Stuffed Oreo?
Bar #1 is done!  Don’t let the steps fool you…this is a simple bar that is heaven on a plate.  It was the very best chocolate bar I’ve ever tasted.  Now let’s see what I can do with the other 99 ahead…
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} August 25, 2013 at 11:20 am

    1 down, 99 to go! I can't wait to see what all you decide to throw into your bars. I'm hoping cream cheese goes into LOTS of them!

  • Tara G. August 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Aren't Oreos a kitchen staple next to flour?! Sounds delicious!

  • allisonwest August 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing!! This new series is a GREAT idea!

  • Grace Beekman August 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    YUM! Anything with Oreo seems to be a success! Love this 100 Bar idea! So perfect! šŸ™‚

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • Sandy P August 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Sounds like a winner in my house! I am assuming you mix the cool whip into the other half of the cream cheese mixture then add the Oreos.

  • Kelli August 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I found your blog and I'm hooked. I have 3 small kids. I like cooking simple and yummy suppers. And I love Saturday morning indulgent breakfasts! This blog is perfect for me. šŸ™‚

  • Rachel August 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Oreo looks sooo good! Exciting new series!

  • The New Family August 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Yay! I'm so excited this series has started! I'm looking forward to trying all of your new creations! So proud of you! XOXO

  • Little Pink Rose August 26, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I am so excited about this series! My husband is addicted to Oreos so I will be trying this very soon!!!

  • Lynn {A Taste of Country} August 26, 2013 at 1:42 am

    This looks delicious! I'm excited to see what other recipes you come up with for the next 99 bars šŸ™‚

  • Paula August 26, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Yum Num. …Oreos. I think you are right, hard to possibly top this one. The "bar" has been set high,but it will be fun 99 more tries! šŸ™‚

  • Narci D August 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Yum! Perfect dessert for a weeknight! šŸ™‚ can't wait to try it! šŸ™‚

  • Alice August 26, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Gosh! it's absolutely perfect ! thanks so much !
    Ideal to make my bf happy šŸ˜‰

    Xxx
    http://alicebradshow.blogspot.fr/

  • Sarah August 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    yum! Can't wait to see what else you come up with. 99 more to go!

  • Jaren August 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    What a perfect way to begin with everyone's favorite cookie!! I can't wait to try them if I can get to the package of Oreos BEFORE my children eat them!

  • Mod Commonplace August 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I need to make these…my husband would die!

    Here is our favorite bar recipe! (It doesn't use cake mix…but it is no-bake!)

    http://www.moderncommonplacebook.com/need-chocolate-now-chocolate-peanut-butter-bars/

  • aprilparrish August 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Yay!!! So excited for this new bar journey!!!! This sounds divine!! Can't wait to try it out!

  • Jenna S. August 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Amazingly had all the ingredients on hand (even the double stuffed oreos!) and made them for some friends who just welcomed babies #4 AND #5 to their sweet family! I divided it into 2 pie plates so my family could enjoy the deliciousness as well–which they all LOVED!

  • Erin August 31, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I just made the bars with golden double stuff oreos and yellow cake mix. SO yummy! Thanks for all the delicious recipes and the courage to try mixing things up in the kitchen!!

  • Rob & Michelle Eberly Family September 1, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Wow! That looks divine.

  • Martha October 11, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Just wondering what bars will be freezable.. I love to make desserts but we are slow to eat them. Thanks for great blog and fantastic tips and recipes.

  • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

    All of the bars should freeze well. Just make sure you cover them really well and then bring to room temp before slicing. Or make it really easy and slice them first, then freeze. Then, you can just remove one or two at a time.

  • brianna July 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    This is fantastic. I cant wait to bake a bunch of bars and freeze for back to school šŸ™‚ Great idea cutting before freezing!