Really, need I say more? Rice Krispies Treats with a thin Oreo cookie layer on the bottom, Halloween Oreos broken up and mixed in the treats, a layer of gooey caramel with a chocolate ganache on top--Halloween Oreo Caramel Rice Krispies Treats!
I feel like these didn't photograph as well as the Heavenly Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispies Treats I recently made and posted, but if you like Oreos, these are awesome! These, as well as the others, seem so rich to me that just a small cut square is a perfect bite (or two). And then, try not to snitch a little more. To me, these are like having a Fun Size candy bar and they are SO good! I'm just going to say--play around with the Rice Krispies Treat recipe, you'll be surprised and amazed and how many good and different options there are for them. They are one of my favorite goodies to make--and so easy--no baking required. You could leave off the caramel and chocolate ganache and just add Oreos to the Rice Krispies, but dang, that caramel is good!
I like these refrigerated, the caramel is still gooey, but more set, but I also love when they are room temperature and the caramel is more ooey gooey! You decide. Wanna know what I did to make these? Okay.
Halloween Oreo Caramel Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
10 Oreo cookies
2 tablespoons butter, melted
9 ounces marshmallows
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces (4-5 cups) Rice Krispies Cereal
7 Oreo cookies, roughly chopped
24 caramel candies, unwrapped (duh!)
1/4 cup cream
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons cream
More Oreo cookies for top (4-6), broken up or chopped
Line a 9x9 inch pan with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
In bowl of food processor, grind Oreos finely. Add melted butter and combine together. Sprinkle into pan and flatten evenly. Set aside.
Melt marshmallow and butter in large saucepan or microwave safe bowl and stir until combined well. Add cereal and mix well. Fold in the 7 chopped cookies. Spread in pan over Oreo layer. Press down evenly using a potato masher sprayed with cooking spray--works great!
In small saucepan, melt caramels and cream together until smooth and gooey. Pour over Rice Krispies. In small microwaveable bowl (or small saucepan), heat cream to just boiling. Pour over chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl. Let sit for a minute, then stir with a wire whisk until smooth and glossy. Spread over caramel layer. Sprinkle with broken/chopped Oreos. Put in refrigerator until chocolate layer is hardened and set. Remove from pan using foil edges. Cut into desired size pieces.
These are as good as you are thinking!
Oh, I meant to tell you the reason I decided to do an Oreo crust on the bottom of these. The day I made them, I received this----in the mail.
I received this fun, cute 4-cup food processor from Cuisinart. When I attended the Food BlogHer Conference last month in San Francisco, they gave us a coupon for one of these food processors! How cool is that? I was excited to try it out and had to grind up some Oreos! I like that it is small, sometimes I just don't need to get out my big processor. Thanks, Cuisinart and BlogHer!