Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Super easy and devilishly delicious. Don't even begin to think that these are healthy in any way. I made these bars to celebrate a friend's birthday that we missed celebrating since she was away in sunny Mexico on vacation. (She was also one of our lovely hosts for "Make Your Own Sushi" night, more on that later). I was also inspired to make something with chocolate chips by Recipe Girl's Twitter post claiming this week as #chocolatechipweek. These bars are definitely the ultimate chocolate chip indulgence.
Oreo-Chocolate Chip Bars
1 package Oreos, divided in half
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare an 8x8 inch metal baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray.
Using a food processor, crush half of the Oreos into crumbs, break the second half into pieces and reserve. Mix melted butter into the crumbs. Press the Oreo crumbs into the bottom of the greased pan and set aside.
3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. chocolate chips (1/2 bag)
In a bowl, mix together butter and sugars, until creamy. Add egg and egg yolk and vanilla, blend well.
In a bowl, blend together flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet mix, then stir in the chocolate chips. Don't be alarmed if the dough is crumbly.
Gently and evenly press the chocolate chip cookie dough onto the Oreo crumb crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the middle of the cookie is firm and golden brown.
While the cookie is still warm from the oven, gently press broken Oreo pieces into the crust. Let the cookie almost cool completely, the drizzle vanilla frosting over the top (see recipe below).
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tbsps (up to1/4 cup) light cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend ingredients together using a mixer, until icing is to the consistency you desire. Add more cream as necessary.