Oreo Pretzel Fudge

Clearly we love Oreos in the Beantown Baker household. I’ve made them from scratch, used them in brownies and cupcakes, made truffles out of them, and even put them in Rice Krispies treats. Even with all of this baking with Oreos, I still look for new recipes to feature these classic cookies. This week I’m going to highlight five more recipes using Oreos. Get out a glass of milk and be sure to check back to see what I’m baking up.

I’ve had my eyes on this fudge for a while now. I love the simplicity of the recipe. And we all know I’m a huge fan of salty/sweet combos and layered bars!

This fudge combines the best of both of those worlds. One layer has the pretzels that provide some saltiness and a bit of crunch. The top layer provides a contrast because of the sweetness of the Oreos. I cut these into pretty small pieces, because like most fudges, this one is pretty intense!


I have to admit I wished that the bottom layer was a bit saltier. Next time I might even sprinkle some salt on top of that layer with the layer of pretzels. Don’t get me wrong, this fudge is amazing, but it didn’t provide the salty/sweet ratio that I was hoping for.

See all of my Week Of Oreo Recipes here.

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Oreo Pretzel Fudge

Ingredients:

100 grams dark chocolate
100 grams white chocolate
2 cans of condensed sweetened milk
20 Oreos, quartered
45 salted pretzels, 20 separated out and crushed

Directions:

Microwave the dark chocolate with one can of condensed milk for 2 to 3 minutes, or until chocolate is nearly all melted, stirring thoroughly after each minute. Stir in the 20 crushed pretzels.

Spread the mixture into a square 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Top with remaining 25 whole pretzels. Press the pretzels slightly into the fudge.

Repeat melting the white chocolate with the second can of condensed milk.

Break the cookies into quarters, and stir into the white chocolate mixture. Spread that on top of the dark chocolate and the pretzels.

Refrigerate until firm – about 2 hours. Cutting is easiest with a knife dipped into hot water.

Recipe adapted from Chocolate Fool

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10 Responses to “Cookie Dough Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes”

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    Janna — June 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    These look awesome!
    Did it take a long time to get the ice cream to freeze?

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    Jen — June 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Janna,

    I let it set in the ice cream about 30 minutes between each step. I wasn’t in a big hurry and 30 minutes was perfect.

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    Lisa — June 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I love the last photo, the way the ice cream has so perfectly filled the liner and the way the frosting swirls on top. And that frosting sounds fabulous! I am going to try it on my Chile Variado Cupcakes for an extra spicy combination.

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    Ivy — June 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    This was a REAALLY good idea!
    I love cookie-dough anything. 🙂

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    Katie — June 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I totally do the mush thing too! In fact, for all my birthdays as I kid I would ask for cake mush, which meant my mom would take my slice of cake and ice cream and mash it up for me with a fork. The amazing thing is that while I would be full after a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream, I can eat double that when in mush form. Yum!

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    Jen — June 12, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    That’s awesome Katie – glad I’m not the only cake mush eater out there!

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    Teanna DiMicco — April 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This is insane! And by insane, I mean TOTALLY AWESOME! COME ON!!!! I am SO making these!

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    Hillary — April 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What an awesome idea! How do you store them – does the cake part get too cold if you freeze them?

    Hillary
    Chew on That

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — April 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    These are so incredible – Love them!!!

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    Jen — April 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Hillary – I kept them in the freezer. It did make the cake part cold, but I’m personally a fan of cold/frozen cake anyways.

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