Sounds divine but deadly. Two of America’s favorite snacks in a cookie bar. Technically its a cookie inside of a cookie.
As a diabetic, this should be a no – go. Nothing but sugar. But as usual I tweaked it.
It called for a cup of brown sugar. A packed cup at that. (Why does this sound like a narrator for 48 hours?) Nothing should be packed. That’s like a cup and a half of sugar in reality. Fuck that shit. I did half a cup, unpacked.
Also, it required 18 Oreo cookies. 18! Who the hell uses 18 chopped Oreo cookies chopped in a cookie bar?!? This could put a normal person into a diabetic coma.
18 Oreos- that’s 9 servings of Oreos. Fuck that shit, too! There is no way in God’s green earth I’m putting 9 servings of Oreos into this cookie bar. This is why kids are crazy, disobedient, and obese. Too much sugar. And the parents are the ones feeding them this shit. I can’t even eat 4 Oreos in one sitting.
You can be all like, but Michelle that’s like 1 3/4 an Oreo in a bar if you make it a 12 bar. 1 1/2 Oreos in a 16 count. Exactly! That’s the bloody problem. Add the cup of bloody packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup of M&M in the equation and *boom* sugar rush. Further proof that America runs on sugar.
So I reduced it to 8. This is what the batter looked like.
That’s 8 Oreos. We are looking at less that an Oreo per bar. I literally took an Oreo out of each bloody bar!
Who comes up with these bloody recipes?!?!? Fat people do. Recipes like these can ruin you. The sugar content is so high you will get the headaches and blurry visions.
So why am I making this recipe and posting it on a diabetic food blog? To show you how harmful these recipes are and what they looked like. This way you understand how these “innocent” recipes are killing us all. And abundance of sugar is the enemy. This recipe is a perfect example how modification allows you to eat horrible things in moderation.
M&M Oreo cookie bars
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup flour
8 oreos, chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain M&Ms
In a small microwavable bowl, melt the butter.
Wait a few minutes and add the egg, vanilla, and sugar to the bowl. Stir until combined.
Add flour and stir until the flour is just combined. Do not over stir.
Fold in Oreos.
In an 8×8 baking tin, cover with foil and spray foil with cooking spray. Pour batter into tin and spread evenly.
Sprinkle M&Ms over batter and lightly press into the batter.
Bake at 350° for 22 minutes. Let the bars cool down in tin for 30 minutes. Lift the foil out and cut the bars.
Make 12. Calories: 227, Carbohydrates: 21 grams, Sugar: 14 grams, Protein: 2.5 grams
If you used 18 oreos and 1 cup packed brown sugar (yes, I’m going there): Calories: 308, Carbohydrates: 28 grams, Protein: 3 grams.
81 extra calories, 7 grams extra of carbs, 8 grams extra of sugar per bloody bar!
I was bad. I tasted the batter and it was amazing.
Turns out half a cup of M&Ms is literally a movie theater box of M&Ms. You can find these boxes in the candy aisle of any grocery store. So if you want to make the bar without having to buy an abundance of M&Ms, buy the box. Same thing goes with the Oreos.