No bake peanut butter bars with an Oreo crust

This is the time of year I dip into my no bake recipes… Especially considering today it is 92 and humid. No need to turn the oven on! You have probably seen variations of this recipe before. I opted to use an dark chocolate Oreo crust as the base. You can use whatever flavor you want. I chose dark chocolate Oreos because my husband opened that bag and ate 1.. So I needed to do something with the rest.

You can also use Graham crackers, nilla wafers or those wafer cream sandwich cookies in the pb layer.

The only thing that is annoying about these bars is they are hard to cut once the chocolate sets. I cut them before the chocolate set and they were a but of a mess. ☺

Crust Ingredients

  • 18 Oreos finely crushed
  • 7 tbs butter, melted

Directions – combines and press evenly into bottom of 9×13 pan

Chocolate layer ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chip
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil

Directions – combine in microproof safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Spread half over Oreo layer.

Peanut butter layer ingredients

  • 2 cups Graham crackers or nilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions – blend peanut butter and butter. Fold in powdered sugar and crushed cookies. Spread over chocolate layer. Top with remaining melted chocolate.

Store in covered container, you can keep these at room temp or in the fridge.

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