My kiddos love the Halloween Oreos (Smith especially because he loves all things orange!). The other day, I thought why not take the very first bar recipe (Oreo!) and just mix and match it with Halloween Oreos…same basic recipe, fun Halloween twist.
Yummy bars, happy kids, Halloween fun…is there anything better than that?!
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted and divided (read below)
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 Halloween 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.
Now that Oreo has a cookie for every occasion, just grab a bag and mix and match! The fun will never end :).