No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways

 No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways – an extra-creamy, melt in your mouth way to enjoy cookies & cream!

No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways - they literally melt in your mouth!

 Today is a special day for us! We are celebrating Ellia’s 8th birthday!! Don’t even get me started on where those 8 years have gone, or how I can’t believe I have a daughter going into 3rd grade, or how amazing and unbelievable it is to watch her grow into her 8 year old self, with her own unique personality and abilities and sense of self….. I could go on all day about wondering whether I’m capturing the moment while it’s here, but I’ll spare you all the sentimentality this morning.

No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways - they literally melt in your mouth!

It became especially clear to me just how “old” she’s getting when she decided she wanted to have just a few friends over for a spa-themed sleepover party. And when, in the middle of decorating flip flops and doing facials and painting toe nails, I overheard the girls talking about which boys are cute and who has a crush on who…..definitely not a topic I’m ready for! So I decided to just listen from the other room, and hope it wouldn’t last long.

No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways - they literally melt in your mouth!

It was all innocent (“He said I look like a princess in my dress”) and no, it didn’t last long. Before I knew it they were on to other topics, like who’s the smartest kid in their grade and which teacher they want next year and what they think of summer school so far. And they were on to other activities, too…..like racing each other across the yard and playing on the swing set and devouring ice cream sundaes.

No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways - they literally melt in your mouth!

As 8 year olds, they really are in between two worlds. Mostly just kids, but also starting to be interested in more “adult” things….like crushes and sleep overs and spas. And, as much as I’d like to keep Ellia little, the reality is she’s growing up! So I’m trying to be okay with it. Maybe someday she and I can actually do the spa stuff together…..and when we’re done, we can treat ourselves to something delicious and spa-ish and very adult-like.

No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways - they literally melt in your mouth!

But for now, while she’s 8, we’ll treat ourselves to these Cookies & Cream Meltaways. They’re sweet, creamy, delicious, and simple to make, but they really do feel like a treat. And they leave you with time to race across the yard or play on the swing set or paint your toe nails…..whatever you’re feeling in the moment!

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No-Bake Cookies & Cream Meltaways
 
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Ingredients
  • 40 Oreos, divided
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Finely crush 30 Oreos, using a food processor if possible.
  2. Combine Oreo crumbs with ½ c. softened butter and press into 9x9 inch pan to form crust.
  3. Chill crust until firm.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, ½ c. softened butter, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Mix in medium-high speed 2-3 minutes.
  6. Crush remaining 10 Oreos, leaving some larger pieces, and stir into powdered sugar mixture.
  7. Spread mixture over top of crust and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Comments

  1. says

    Yum Cathy, this looks delicious and what a perfect treat to celebrate a birthday. I like doing things just a little different – sometimes it makes it all the more special! Happy Birthday to your beautiful Ellia – you’re right, 8 is an “in between age” and I think that sort of continues for the next few years. My Riley who turned 10 in May still loves playing with dolls but also loves painting her toes so it’s a constant in between time. I know this – I’m trying to soak it all in, I’m literally a sponge because we know these days are precious and fleeting. Except the sisterly fighting…which I could SO live without! What can you expect from a 6 and 9 year old when it’s 95 degrees out? Yup, pretty much that!

  2. Jamie+@+Love+Bakes+Good+Cakes says

    Awww – they really do grow up so fast! Too fast sometimes. I love how easy these bars are and that they are full of Oreos!! Yes, please!!!

  3. says

    Wishing Ellia a happy, happy birthday! Reece just turned 8 last weekend and it was hard for me to accept the fact that he’s eight – EIGHT! Where or where did the time go??? These meltaways are absolute perfection…as is your photography! Gorgeous! Pinned my dear :)

    • Cathy Trochelman says

      Thanks, Trish! It IS hard to accept…..like I can feel it slipping through my fingers. Agh! And then I need to turn off my brain….lol :)

  4. says

    Hi Cathy! These sound like a perfect treat for summer – love that they’re no bake AND have Oreos in them! Pinning and sharing – thanks for the recipe! Have a happy Thursday and a fabulous 4th!

  5. says

    They do grow up fast, don’t they, enjoy them while they are still young, my son is 19, and I still want to tuck him in and hold his hand in public, which he is NOT having at all! I can not wait to try these, I love simple desserts…Pinning now!

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