No-Bake Mint Oreo Meltaways

#Mint #Chocolate #Desserts 

There is approximately one day of the year that I really get into minty desserts….and that day is St. Patrick’s Day! It’s almost impossible NOT to get into them at this time of year, seeing as how they are everywhere!! For a sweet tooth like me, it’s hard to pass up any sweets craze, even one I’m not typically so crazy about. So…even though the last thing the world needs right now is ANOTHER mint chocolate dessert recipe…..my Irish blood just wouldn’t let me resist!

It’s hard to decide what’s best about these bars – the crunchy cookie crust, the melt-in-your-mouth creme de menthe topping, or the fact that you don’t even have to mess around with baking them! My kids went gaga over the mint oreo crust, the neighbors said they tasted like mint chocolate chip ice cream, and as for me….let’s just say I finally had to put them away (one sliver at a time still adds up…..)

The good news? It only makes a 9×9 inch pan. So even if I sliver my way through the rest of them (not that I would, of course…..) it could be worse. Right??

I’ll just keep telling myself that.

No-Bake Mint Oreo Meltaways
 
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Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups finely crushed Cool Mint Oreos (approx. 15)
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened to room temperature (do NOT melt butter!)
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 4 Tbsp creme de menthe flavored syrup
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted
Instructions
  1. Combine cookie crumbs and ⅓ cup butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9×9 inch baking pan and refrigerate until firm.
  2. Combine powdered sugar, remaining ⅓ cup butter, milk, and creme de menthe in mixing bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (should resemble frosting.) Spread over crust.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate over crust and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  5. Cut into bars; store in refrigerator.
  6. (adapted from The Great American Cookie Cookbook’s Citrus Cream Bars recipe)

Looking for another delicious recipe using Oreos? Check out my White Chocolate Raspberry Oreo Truffles!

 

 
 
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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    Ooo, my oreo- and mint-loving hubby will love these! They look delicious!

    ~Meredith @ unoriginalmom.com

  2. says

    I love the no bake part! These sound so amazing. I’m like you- I can’t pass up any mint chocolate this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

  3. says

    These look awesome! I think we’re going to try them for St. Patrick’s Day! Coming over to visit from the Mandatory Mooch. Feel free to stop by and link these up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I’d love to have you join us. It’s open all week. :-)

  4. says

    Oh my, these look and sound AMAZING!!! My mouth is watering just looking at the picture! Because of this I just HAVE to feature your yumminess at tonights Thursday’s Temptation link party!! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Jill

  5. says

    Cathy . . . have you shared these over at MyRecipeMagic.com?! They look amazing and you could make some extra money and drive some more traffic over here! :) I seriously cannot wait to try these! They look incredible! And such a beautiful pic!
    xo,
    Camille
    (SixSistersStuff)

    • says

      Hi Rebecca,
      I’m sure you could use peppermint extract but it will have a slightly different flavor. I would start with 1 tsp. and add more slowly until it has a flavor that you like. You would also need to use green food coloring to get the green color. Hope this helps…good luck!
      Cathy

  6. says

    I think I may try to make bite size ones out of mini muffin tins. I think I’ll use peppermint extract, red coloring & put crushed candy cane on top with the chocolate. Think it would work?

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Not without altering the amount of ingredients, since the 9×13 inch pan in so much larger. If you doubled the recipe I think it would work!

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