My life is craaaaazzzzy. I keep waiting for things to slow down, but I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon. Our summer was busy with traveling and visitors, and then September hit and BAM! we got a puppy.
I seriously think a puppy is more work than a newborn baby. You have to wake up every two hours with them, and the BIG difference...they move!! At least a newborn stays in one place. No, this puppy runs all over the house chasing the kids, jumping on everything, and trying to chew every single thing in sight, including our brand new couch, coffee tables, pillows, and random kid toys laying around. I'm exhausted! He's lucky he's so freaking cute!
I'm definitely maxed out. I need chocolate and sugar stat. Thank goodness for quick, no bake desserts like these Chex bars. Oreos (or the gluten-free fakies) are mixed with sweet vanilla Chex cereal and melted marshmallows, and then topped with a drizzle of chocolate and MORE cookies. I can't even tell you how many times I have been asked for this recipe, and I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you how out of the world these are. :)
Cookies and Cream Chex Bars
Serving size: 9x13
1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz.) bag mini marshmallows
1 (13.5 oz.) box Vanilla Rice Chex cereal (1 cup removed)
20 Oreos (or a gluten-free brand)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving a 1 inch overhang so the bars can easily be removed from the pan. Alternatively, line a baking sheet if you like thinner bars. Roughly chop 16 Oreos for the bars, and 4 Oreos for the topping.
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in the Vanilla Chex and (16) chopped Oreos until well blended. Remove from heat.
Immediately transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish or sheet and spread into an even layer. (I like thinner bars so I used a baking sheet and pressed the mixture gently with wet fingers until the desired thickness was reached.) Let cool completely.
In a small bowl, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted. Drizzle the chocolate over the top using a fork or spoon. Immediately top with the remaining (4) chopped Oreos.
Using the parchment overhang, gently lift the bars from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Slice into bars.
Source: barely adapted from Iowa Girl Eats