Thursday, March 29, 2012

birthday, cookies & cream rice crispy treats!

Puffed rice cereal is not popular in my house, it alwaaays goes stale.
We don't usually buy it either but I had a cake order that called for it and 
left me with 3/4 of an 18 oz. box left sooo I decided to not let the leftover
cereal go to waste this time! I made some rice crispy treats, who can 
say no to one of these? Exactly.

I decided to make my crispy treats extra special by making them cookies & cream-
rice crispy treats and extra extra special by using birthday cake oreos! 
My husband surprised me with two packs of these and then he got both my sisters
their own pack as well because in his words he knows how much I hate sharing.
Hey don't judge me I'm pregnant and I need my oreo fix! 
Yeah, we had plenty oreos to go around so once I was over my birthday cake oreo
craze I decided to use the rest to make these.

The crispy treats turned out super yummy and they were gone faster than you 
can say birthday cake oreos! Sent some to my friends and this recipe was definitely
a success. Way fun to look at, eat and make!

Would it be redundant to say that these would be perfect for a birthday party?

*These oreos are a limited edition and I don't know how much longer they will be
  available but you can always substitute the birthday cake oreos with regular oreos
  and 1/4 - 1/2 cup of sprinkles depending on your liking.

Birthday Cookies & Cream Rice Crispy Treats
recipe adapted from: Glorious Treats
makes 24 squares

You will need:

- 6 c. puffed rice cereal
- 12 birthday cake oreos or regular oreos and 1/4-1/2 c. sprinkles, crushed
- 5 c. mini marshmallows
- 3 T. butter

What to do:

1. Spray one 9x13" casserole dish or cake pan w/ non-stick oil spray and set aside.

2. In large plastic bag, crush oreos with whatever heavy object you may have
hanging around you. I like to use the flat side of my meat mallet, you can use a mug.
You don't want cookies crumbs here, you want bite size pieces and some smaller.
(If you are using regular oreos, you can crush oreos and sprinkles together or just
mix sprinkles in without crushing, whichever you'd prefer.)

3. Place large pan on stove over medium heat and add your butter and marshmallows.
Stir until butter and mallows are all melted together. Now you want add all 6 cups
of cereal plus the crushed oreos and take the pan off of the stove, use a spatula
sprayed with non-stick spray to stir everything together.

4. As soon ans everything is combined spread mixture into the prepared 9x13" dish.
Use the spatula to spread cereal mixture around dish and flatten down as needed,
you can use your hands in you'd prefer. Sprinkle the top with extra fun sprinkles,
I used star shaped sprinkles.

Allow to cool about 15 minutes minutes before cutting, Don't wait to long or they
will be hard to cut! 

To make these funner you could use cookie cutter and cut them out into cute shapes,
for this you cut right after you spread mixture into dish.


P.S. This is the cake order I was talking about , Eiffel tower is made out of
crispy treats.


  1. yum,these rice crispy treats sound so good, i have yet to try birthday cake oreos! and the eiffel tower cake is beautiful!

    1. you should try them before they are gone!
      even though my favorite oreos are still the original ones,
      birthday oreos are fun (:

      thank you lots for your sweet comment!