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The 10 Dessert Reasons to Always Keep Oreos on Hand

If there's one thing I always keep hidden away in my pantry, it's a package of Oreos. Although there's new flavors popping up everyday, nothing can beat the original: a chocolate cookie with a creamy filling. And who can resist? It is, after all, milk's favorite cookies.

While you can sometimes find me sneaking a cookie in the middle of the night, most of the time I use Oreo cookies as a base to a variety of different desserts and sweet treats such as Oreo truffles, Oreo fudge, and of course, Oreo cookie dough. Keep your chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. These 10 dessert recipes are the reason I love Oreos so much.

1. Baked "Deep Fried" Oreos

Reminiscent of the county fair, these "Deep Fried" Oreos are actually baked in the oven with the help of refrigerated crescent rolls acting as the fried coating around the cookie.

Mold the dough with your hands to form around the Oreo and then (here's the secret part) dunk the Oreo in a glass of milk and place in the dough. Once baked, top the treat with powdered sugar and eat ASAP. Find the recipe here.

2. Oreo Chocolate Mousse 

Rich and creamy, this Oreo Chocolate Mousse is easy to make and sure is impressive, especially with the mini Oreos served on top of the mousse. This tastes like you're eating chocolate covered Oreos, but better.

The trick to making a fluffy chocolate mousse is to temper the egg yolks into the warm melted chocolate. Failing to do will render your mousse loose and gritty. To prevent this, temper the egg yolks by constantly whisking the mixture while adding the eggs. Find the recipe here. 

3. Oreo Cookies and Cream Donuts 

This crowd-pleasing baked donut recipe is fun to make and bakes up so fast. Cake-like in texture, these donuts are a delicious after-school snack or a fun addition to any brunch.

To make the Oreo cookie crumbles on top, use a food processor and pulse a few times to get the perfect Oreo chunk consistency. Get the recipe here.

4. Golden Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

You didn't think I would actually forget about golden Oreos, did you? This list of Oreo recipes wouldn't be complete without some Oreo cheesecake bites using golden Oreos to fulfill your baking addiction.

Golden Oreos act as the crust to these Oreo bars. Once the crust is baked, add on the cream cheese filling and bake until set. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the dessert to cool, don't you think? Get the recipe here. 

5. Cookies & Cream Bundt Cake 

Stuffed with chunks of Oreo cookies, this dark chocolate bundt cake is truly made for all chocolate lovers. Filled with about 20 Oreo cookies, two packages of cookies and cream pudding, and a box of cake mix, this Oreo cake is on a whole new level.

Oh yea, don't forget this cake is topped with both a dark chocolate ganache and a cookies n' cream pudding frosting. Decadence at its finest. Find the recipe here.

6. Oreo Churros

Fried to perfection, these homemade Oreo churros are fun to make and dip in whipped cream or even a bit of white chocolate. To make these churros, make the batter containing Oreo cookies, water, butter, sugar, flour and eggs. Then pipe the batter out and freeze so the churros will hold their shape while frying.

Once the churros are chilled, drop them carefully into the hot oil and cook until dough in the middle is cooked through. Coat in sugar and serve with a scoop of Oreo ice cream. Find the recipe here. 

7. Oreo Dip

Loaded with only four ingredients, this no bake dessert can make a baker out of anyone. Serve this dip with fresh fruit like strawberries and bananas. Yum! Add in mint chocolate chips for a sweet bite, and a few extra Oreo crumbs for a nice texture. Get the recipe here. 

8. Bailey's Cookies and Cream Parfaits

If you love all things chocolate with a hint of booze, this parfait is practically made just for you. Layers of Oreo cookie crumbles are married with chocolate pudding and Bailey's whipped cream. Somebody pinch me.

Get the recipe here. 

9. Cookies and Cream Rolls 

These cookies and cream rolls are a sweet addition to any breakfast feast. You can  find Oreo cookies in each element of this bake-in the dough, the filling, and in the frosting.

The dough takes about an hour to rise, so either let the dough rise overnight in the fridge or wake up a little early to prepare this special treat. Get the recipe here. 

10. No Bake Chocolate Oreo Tart

With less than 10 ingredients and this tart can be sitting on your kitchen counter within minutes. Dark and sultry, this no bake Oreo tart is simple to make and is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.

The chocolate cream filling reminds me of a hot fudge sauce, making this tart a perfect accompaniment to a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Find the recipe here. 

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