It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and there are rainbow and green desserts everywhere. Here’s a different option for you: bars of gold. You can tell your kids you found a leprechaun’s treasure.
These are super simple to make, which is what I try for in all of my recipes.
Bars of Gold
- 16oz package of Golden Oreos (I buy the 19oz family pack and just eat a few while I’m making these- this doesn’t have to be exact)
- 5 cups of large marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- Make oreo crumbs by putting your oreos into your food processor or blender and pulsing until your cookies are crumbs.
- Put your marshmallows and butter (it works better if you cut your butter into pieces first) into a medium microwaveable bowl and melt in the microwave until your marshmallow melt/are puffed up. This takes about a minute or so.
- Pour the oreo crumbs into this mixture and stir to combine. It’s really thick- almost reminds me of playdoh.
- You’ll want to prepare either an 8×8 or a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper and then dump the oreo mixture on this and smooth out. I used a 9×13 the last time, though it didn’t completely cover the whole thing- but that way they weren’t as thick as when I’ve used an 8×8. These are really sweet, so I think the 9×13 works better.
- Allow to set for about 10 minutes or so before cutting into small pieces. I use my pizza cutter for this.
- I prefer to keep these in the fridge, though removing a little before serving, but that’s up to you.
Note: yes, this is the same recipe as my lumps of coal from Christmas, only using the golden oreos instead of the classic ones. Both are yummy and easy to make- but these go with the St. Patrick’s Day theme.
Other easy desserts you might like: