08 Feb

Fail: Chewy No-Bake Cookies & Cream Treats

Posted under Fail

Name: Jen

Original Inspiration: http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/07/chewy-no-bake-cookies-cream-treats.html

What I Did: My oven was broken for a couple of weeks right over the Christmas holidays. I wanted to make a dessert for one of our family holiday celebrations but since I had no oven, I needed a no bake dessert. I stumbled across this one online that looked SO easy. It wasn’t until I was actually dumping the mixture into the pan that I realized…these are Rice Krispie treats just made with oreos instead of Rice Krispies. I don’t know why that didn’t occur to me when I read the recipe. This is also the instant I realized the tinfoil was going to be a nightmare. Why on EARTH lining the pan with tinfoil was part of the process is beyond me. The end result was a sticky, gooey mess that melded instantly to the tinfoil and was impossible to get off. Everytime I cut a square, the tinfoil came with it and I spent 5 minutes peeling off the tinfoil from the bottom piece by piece. I got nothing that looked like those perfectly shaped rectangular treats that are stacked up so nicely in the picture from pinterest.

My Result:

Next Time I Will: I definitely would NOT use tinfoil. I’d just spray the pan with baking spray before dumping the mix in…you know, like how you do with RICE KRISPIE TREATS!!! I also might consider not eating a handful of the oreos before starting. LOL! Maybe that upset the marshamallow/oreo balance which is what made them so gooey and sticky. This project cannot be saved. But I’m holding onto it for when I get my late evening snack cravings and I have no other food in the house to eat. Honestly? I’d rather just eat the oreos next time.

Comments on this post
  1. Missy says:

    You should still use the foil just spray it with PAM – makes for easier clean up.

    1. Kim says:

      Wax paper or parchment paper are much better for no bake desserts since nothing sticks to them. And you don’t have to spray either with cooking spray or oil. Wax paper is less expensive.

      1. Brandace says:

        If it makes you feel any better, I made these over Christmas and they looked exactly the same as yours. Mine tasted and looked horrible. Epic Fail.

        1. Tricia says:

          I made this awhile back, I used wax paper…stick stuck!…Some of it ripped off fairly nice, but mostly I used a very sharp knife and sawed off a layer to get the paper off. The kids thought they tasted great, I assume that is because they like an overly sweet gooey mess. Definite FAIL.

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