How to Make Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bars
We've got a whole lotta love for this creamy, crunchy creation. So much love, in fact, that we decided to replicate this super snack in the comfort of our home. And we were thrilled to discover that it requires only two ingredients! All you need are some Oreos or Joe-Joe's (or any chocolate wafer cookie), and white chocolate chips.
Snag that bag of white chocolate chips and those chocolate sandwich cookies with the sweet cream filling—we're about to get messy.
Using your rolling pin or meat tenderizer, put the cookies on a cutting board (you don't want to ruin your counter) and smash the heck out of them. Work out all those aggressions (but try to leave some larger chunks so that they stay distinct in the melted chocolate).
If you feel like keeping your work space a bit cleaner (if not your psyche), you can use a plastic bag for this step. Just give it a good shake every now and then throughout the smashing process to make sure all the cookies are getting crushed.
Melt your white chocolate on the stove top, gently stirring until smooth.
Mix in the crunched cookies until they are all coated with the chocolate. If you want your bars to be more pristinely white and less gray, simply use fewer cookies and mix more gently. If you want more crunch and don't care as much if your bars look a bit like tasty concrete, add more cookies and stir away, we say!
Pour the ingredients into your foil- or parchment-lined cookie sheet or dish, and smooth the top with the back of your spoon to get it more or less level. A few bumps here and there are fine, but you want it to freeze evenly.
Place the cookie sheet or dish into the freezer and allow it to set for at least two hours.
Remove your enormous chocolate/cookie bar from the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Dip the blade of a sharp knife in hot water and slice your large block of cookies 'n' creme goodness into smaller bars.
Eat a few bars, store a few in the fridge to eat at your leisure... or have your future-self thank you by freezing some for later.
Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme bars are easier to DIY than you think and make for a delightful treat at any hour of the day. Have any copycat candy recipes you like to make? Let us know in the comments below!