Oreos are not just a cookie -- they're a versatile ingredient that will take your baking to the next level. I always try keep a pack or two stashed in the cupboard for those times when you need a little extra flavor and cuteness. Here are 10 genius ways that Oreo cookies can help make homemade treats even better.
1. Give bark some extra bite
Chocolate bark is such an easy holiday treat, and a few smashed Oreo cookies will add just the right amount of crunchiness. This 2-ingredient bark is the easiest treat you'll ever make. Wrap it up in a cellophane bag with a big red ribbon, and you've got a simple and impressive holiday gift.
2. It makes the tastiest pie crust
Sure, graham cracker crust is nice, but if you really want to push the boat out, try a chocolate Oreo crust --- it will make your cheesecake taste phenomenal.
3. Make fudge
If fudge seems hard to make, think again. Oreo cookies bring the flavor in these adorable fudge candies.
4. Frosting goals
Make a vanilla buttercream frosting extra special with some crushed Oreo crumbs mixed in. Or, if you're stuck for a cupcake topper, perch a mini Oreo on top of your frosting for instant cuteness.
5. They're a no-bake hero
No time to bake, no problem. This cool whip and chocolate dessert is topped with crunchy Oreos, and has a tasty Oreo crust base. No baking required -- just a little cookie crushing and freezing.
6. It's a crafty ingredient
These sweet, festive turkeys are made with deconstructed Oreos, candies, and a little chocolate glue. It's amazing how crafty Oreo cookies can be. These Snowman Cookie Balls are another fun holiday treat to make with Oreos.
7. Makes fancy truffles
Got a party you need to make something for? These 3-ingredient truffles are gorgeous and simple to make -- even the kids can help.
8. Makes for a sweet surprise inside
Making cookies or browies -- sneak an Oreo cookie inside, and you've got an even better treat. These Oreo-stuffed brownies are heavenly.
9. Makes a show-stopping birthday cake
If you want a creamy, crunchy, chocolaty cake, that will make people swoon, this giant Oreo cake is the way to go. It's the birthday cake of dreams.
10. You can make them into fair food
Oreo cookies are solid -- they can be baked into cakes, and even deep-fried. Make this fair food at home for a delicious, crispy treat.
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