Saturday, March 2, 2013

No-Bake Mint Oreo Meltaways


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 9x9 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
1 1/4 cups finely crushed Cool Mint Oreos (approx. 15)
2/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature (do NOT melt butter!)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
4 Tbsp creme de menthe flavored syrup 
1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

1. Combine cookie crumbs and 1/3 cup butter in medium bowl. 
2. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9x9 inch baking pan and refrigerate until firm.
3. Combine powdered sugar, remaining 1/3 cup butter, milk, and creme de menthe in mixing bowl. 
4. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy (should resemble frosting.) Spread over crust.
5. Drizzle melted chocolate over crust and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
6. Cut into bars; store in refrigerator.

(adapted from The Great American Cookie Cookbook's Citrus Cream Bars recipe)


Enjoy!     



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



Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy
 
 

70 comments :

  1. MMMMMMMM! My Irish eyes are smiling. ☺

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    1. You would love them!!!! Savor-worthy :)

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  2. Yumm!!!! I am all too familiar with the one sliver at a time issue!! :)

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  3. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-6/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  4. These look dee-lish! I have been craving minty, chocolate stuff this week. looks like the problem is solved;0)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

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    1. Awwww, thanks Alison! Glad I could help out :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oh My Gosh! I wish I had one (or two) of these right now! They look fantastic.

    I am so glad you shared this recipe. I found your blog from the Manic Monday hop. I am now following your page, facebook, google+

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  6. WOW! I love mint & chocolate and these look sooo melt in your mouth YUMMY!!!!

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  7. These look so yummy and perfect for St Patty's Day! My girls love anything minty so thanks for sharing! PS - Your photos are fabulous!

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

    ~Meredith @ unoriginalmom.com

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  9. Those look so good..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. So yummy looking. Definitely on my list for St Paddys Day bakes :D I'd love for to link this up at a link party I'm hosting :D

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    1. http://thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie/2013/03/sweet-and-savoury-sunday-link-party-1.html

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  11. 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!

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  12. Oh my gosh. These lok wonderful. I love that they are no bake. Thanks!

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  13. These look amazing and I love that they are no bake! Thanks for the recipe! I pinned it! Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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  14. Those look delish. Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie

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  15. My mouth is watering!! I would like to invite you to link up your homepage to "The Great Blog Train" - a fun blog hop going on right now on my blog: godsgrowinggarden.com
    Thanks
    Angie

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  16. Oh my, these look sooooo yummy! And so perfect for St. Patrick,s!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  17. 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. :-)

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  18. Oh my, these look delicious and they will be perfect for today. We are focusing on green today on our way through the colors of the rainbow.

    I would love for you to stop by and link these up to my weekly linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. This week's linky just went live this morning.

    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2013/03/kids-and-mom-in-kitchen-37-orange.html

    Have a great day!

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  19. I love everything about this dessert - chocolate, mint and no bake?! Sign me up :)

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  20. YUMMY!! I love mint, and these look so delicious!! Just pinned for you! :) Thanks so much for sharing at a Bouquet of Talent. Happy Friday!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  21. Can you use peppermint extract for this? I couldn't find the syrup at the grocery store!!

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    1. Yes! It might give it a slightly different, but still delicious and minty, flavor. I would decrease the amount to 1 Tbsp though :) Good luck!

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    2. The texture looks so good, I'd hate to change that! Do you know what store you can find the syrup at? Or where in the grocery store it would be? Thank you for all your help!

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    3. Just to clarify, it's non-alcoholic mint-flavored syrup. It might also be located near chocolate/strawberry syrup or ice cream toppings. Good luck!

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  22. I love mint and chocolate. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  23. Best. Recipe. Ever.

    Have pinned this, thanks for sharing :)

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  24. just delicious

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party - Serenity Saturday - which goes live tomorrow morning

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.com

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  25. thanks for linking these up at the Sweet and Savoury Sunday link party. Hope to see you there again tomorrow.

    www.thevelvetmoonbaker.blogspot.ie

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  26. These look amazing! And no bake....even better!!! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Have a great weekend. -The Six Sisters

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  27. I can always use another mint recipe - and these look amazing!!

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  28. Ooooooh yum. There look awesome. Can't wait to try'em!

    Found you in the Pretty & Delicious Link party!

    Lauren @ muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com

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  29. Mmm! This sounds great & I love that it is no bake...perfect for me to make this summer! I would love for you to share this & any other recipes over at my link party: http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/03/sweet-savory-saturdays-3.html
    Hope to see you there!
    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

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  30. CONGRATULATIONS (from your newest follower from the hop)
    I've just nominated you for the LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD! Yes...you!!!

    Check out the nomination, what it means, and what to do next, here: Liebster Award

    Marianne, from Sandling All Day

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  31. Love anything Oreo! They look DELISH!

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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  32. Cathy, I am going to feature this for my St. Patrick’s Day Round-up post this Saturday!

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  33. OMG, the only thing I like more than oreos are mint oreos. This dessert is making me drool! Thanks so much for sharing at March Madness

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  34. We did make these and they were delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Glad to hear!!!! Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  35. 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

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  36. Question..it's our creme De mint liquor or just mint flavoring like I'd put on ice cream?????

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    1. It's just mint-flavored syrup. I used Reese Creme de Menthe Syrup :)

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  37. It's taking quite a bit of time to get it to be light and fluffy....how long does this take?

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    1. It shouldn't take too long....how soft was your butter? If too soft, it won't fluff up the same. It doesn't need to be extremely light & fluffy, though...yours might be fine as it is.

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    2. Let me know how they turn out...I hope you enjoy them!!

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  38. Wow, these look so yummy! I know my daughter would LOVE these :)

    Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  39. Mine looked like a puddle of green poured ever oreos wasn't fluffy or anything

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    1. Oh no!!! Did you use melted butter instead of just softened butter?

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  40. I just changed the wording to emphasize that it should be soft butter...not melted. Sorry that happened!

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  41. Did you use creme de menthe or mint syrup?

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    1. I used Reese Creme de Menthe Syrup. It is a non-alcoholic mint-flavored syrup that is green in color.

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    2. ohhh...i made it before you added 'syrup' and used real creme de menthe.

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    3. I'm so sorry....I didn't even think about that! I'm sure they didn't turn out....sorry!!!

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  42. 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)

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  43. Anything with mint and chocolate must be yummy and these look amazing. Great idea.

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  44. hello there, I was wondering what I could use instead of the creme de menthe? Just peppermint extract? how much? Lol Help!

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  45. hello there, I was wondering what I could use instead of the creme de menthe? Just peppermint extract? how much? Lol Help!

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  46. hello there, I was wondering what I could use instead of the creme de menthe? Just peppermint extract? how much? Lol Help!

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    1. 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

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  47. 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?

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