Chocolate Oreo Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave (aka “baking” with no kitchen)

A church near our house hosted a Strawberry Festival last weekend. I was checking out the website and I found out they were also doing a bake sale and looking for people to donate baked goods. Of course I wanted to help out, but there was one minor problem… Oh right, we have no kitchen right now! Well I started thinking about things I could make with just my box of baking supplies and a microwave. A came across quite a few recipes and decided on these Oreo Rice Krispies treats. Who wouldn’t love these?

And I found out that Hubby apparently really loves Rice Krispies Treats. He said he’d only ever had plain ones, but I think I may have converted him to loving them with something mixed in. I used a 9×13 pan because I like mine thicker. And I cut them fairly large since they were for a bake sale. I got 12 our of each 9×13 pan.

They came together in a snap. I used the cabinets which are still in boxes as counterspace and the hardest part was cleanup. Washing big bowls in a bathtub is NOT fun!

Chocolate Oreo Rice Krispies Treats – from Recipezaar1/3 cup butter or margarine
5 cups mini marshmallows – I used a package of regular marshmallows
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups Rice Krispies
15 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped – I just threw them in a ziploc bag and crushed them with my hands

Butter an 11 x 7-inch pan (I used 9×13).

In a large microwave-safe bowl heat the butter or margarine with marshmallows and cocoa powder on HIGH powder for 3 minutes, removing after stirring each minute.

Mix in vanilla then add in the cereal and chopped Oreo cookies; mix with a wooden spoon until well coated.

Transfer to prepared pan then press down with back of a spoon to spread evenly.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then cut into squares.

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10 Responses to “Chocolate Marshmallow Bars (Bookmarked Recipes)”

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    Clueless J — November 12, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    OH MY GOSH – THOSE LOOK AMAZING.

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    Nate — November 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Seeing those pictures again reminds me just how tasty they were. I’m all about you making another batch, they were amazing the first time!!

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    Jen — November 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Haha those are good. I could inhale a whole batch myself I’m pretty sure… I just had a thought… Rerack finals? I’m adding them to my baking list 🙂

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    Ruth E — November 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    These look great! I’m sure your guests loved them

    Thanks for sending this into bookmarked recipes

    Ruth

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    Navita (Gupta) Hakim — June 3, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I have a whole packet of miniature marshmallows I had brought to make rocky road…however plans are just “plans” as of now…guess will try these instead.
    thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe 🙂

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    Kim — June 3, 2009 at 8:59 am

    these just look too delicious not to try. 🙂

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    Sara — June 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    WOW, this looks so good! I definitely have to try it…I love rice krispie treats and this looks like an awesome version.

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    aliciajane — June 5, 2009 at 2:22 am

    We call these crack brownies here at our house 🙂

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    Jen — June 5, 2009 at 2:30 am

    That’s a very good name for these!!

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    SmilynStef — July 3, 2009 at 1:18 am

    I made these for food day at the office and they were a huge hit. I used the 9 x 13 pan and an entire bag of mini-marshmallows. Everyone agreed they got better each day.

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