I think I ate a lot of sweet treats when I was little. Not quite sure, but my taste buds are totally into sweets, so I think it’s safe to assume that I chose dessert over veggies.

As if I had to tell you that I love sweets. Anyone that has followed this blog for more than 2 days will figure out that I like my cake. And I eat it, too.

By the way, and totally rhetorical, what genius came up with the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”? You wanna bet?!? What other purpose does a cake serve?

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Anywho, I think my sweet tooth rubbed off on my 2 year old. Kinda sucks ‘cause I have to bribe her; “If you eat this green little tree, Mama will give you this ooey-gooey delicious mess…ok? OK!”

So I made her another treat with Oreos…that’s her favorite cookie.

I know, OMG she is giving her 2 year old that? It’s okay. It was her Birthday, and she only ate one. She never has more than one. I won’t allow it.

Okay…she probably had two, but I didn’t see her having the second one, so technically, she only had one.

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Humongous thanks to the genius behind these bars, Jenny, from the Picky Palate. Her bars made all the tiny party-goers really really happy.

Oreo Bars

(adapted from Picky Palate)

You will need:

  • 1 (16.6-ounce) package of Oreos
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag of Large Marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 wooden sticks


  • Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside.
  • Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse until ground. 
  • Put the marshmallows and the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; cook in microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until puffed. 

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  • Remove from the microwave and pour in the ground Oreos; stir to combine. 
  • Transfer the mixture to the foil-lined baking pan.
  • Let set for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove bars out of pan with edges of foil, cut into squares, and thread onto the sticks.
  • Makes 16 brownie-sized bars.

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  1. Lisa December 31, 2012 at 1:25 AM - Reply

    Oh no … a new addiction for the new year! Oh boy…!
    Great idea and definitely adaptable for / applicable to other sweet treats! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Skylar August 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM - Reply

    You know, I love things on sticks, but I’m thinking if I make these, they won’t make the trip to the stick before they make a trip to my mouth

  3. DANIELLE August 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM - Reply


  4. Apron Appeal August 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM - Reply

    I read somewhere that kids crave sweets because their brain tells them that when they eat something sweet, it has calories and they need calories to grow, so eat, EAT! (it’s kind of like how birds know not to eat brightly colored bugs because they are poisonous or bitter.) So go ahead, enjoy the gift you were given.

  5. Dave at eRecipeCards August 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM - Reply

    just beautiful killer photos… Wonderful recipe… where does the name “Diethood” Come from???

    • Kate@Diethood August 12, 2011 at 10:53 PM - Reply

      :) Everyone asks… diet, but not as in dieting…diet as in nutrition… the sum of the food consumed by all of us… does that make sense? I hope so!! It makes perfect sense to me. :)

  6. Priscilla - She's Cookin' August 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM - Reply

    Shoot, for once I thought I’d be one of the firsts to comment on FFWD! I’m going to be in the Chicago area next week – sent you an email, but maybe it ended up in Junk – I’ve had several ppl tell me that recently.

  7. Jackie @Syrup and Biscuits August 12, 2011 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    What a delightful treat for adults! I suppose we would need to share them with the kids, too. I had an unfortunate experience with Oreos as a kid that created an Oreo aversion which lasted for a while. Thankfully, I’m over that now! My cousin and I ate an entire bag of Oreos sitting on our porch swing. She would eat the filling and then give me the chocolate cookie. Wonder if I could do that again? Thanks for this great post!

  8. 5 Star Foodie August 12, 2011 at 5:16 AM - Reply

    What a neat sweet treat, perfect for a birthday girl.

  9. Sandra August 11, 2011 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    You’re on a roll girlie, Congratulations!

  10. Nami | Just One Cookbook August 11, 2011 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    Congrats on Top 9 today! Whoo hoo! I enjoyed reading your cute little story behind this oreo bar. Hehee mommy can’t be mad at her b-day princess having 2nd one. She must had a great time on her b-day with this special treat. :-) This must be a great hit at the party!

  11. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes August 11, 2011 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    Love this! Portable sweets are always right up my alley. Wonderful recipe and post!!

  12. briarrose August 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Pure delicious fun and so easy to make. Great treats.

  13. alyce August 11, 2011 at 6:58 AM - Reply

    What a great kid recipe!

  14. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker August 11, 2011 at 5:07 AM - Reply

    Ive been wanting to try these ever since I first saw them, they are just so kooky! and your versions look oh so lovely, such a fun idea hey :) lovely post, and gorgeous photos!!

  15. Elies_Lie August 11, 2011 at 3:21 AM - Reply

    Kate! Congratz for the top 9 #2 on Foodbuzz!
    Well… even I’m following u for maybe 1-2 months, I already “knew” that u’re a sweet tooth… haha ha!
    I always loves reading ur post, yes… my sons will definetely loves this one :D
    Tq for sharing the recipe with us dear! ;)

  16. Lindsey@Lindselicious August 10, 2011 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    These are genius Kate! Its like a huge rice crispy treat but with Oreos. Your 2 year old is on to something great!

  17. Priscilla - She's Cookin' August 10, 2011 at 5:51 PM - Reply

    Happy birthday, Ana! What a cute idea – and of course you can have your cake and eat it too :)

  18. Firefly August 10, 2011 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    Oh I want some too :) I promise I’ll just have one LOL

  19. Becka (The Elegant Eggplant) August 10, 2011 at 3:17 PM - Reply

    YUM!!! This looks easy too, and I am NOT the best baker so this is just my speed :)

  20. thelittleloaf August 10, 2011 at 2:31 PM - Reply

    These look lovely – nothing wrong with indulging every so often, especially if you’re two years old :-)

  21. Tina (PinayInTexas) August 10, 2011 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    What a perfect treat for the birthday girl!

  22. Angie@Angiesrecipes August 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM - Reply

    What a fun idea!

  23. Sarah August 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM - Reply

    Just when I though the sitck craze couldn’t get any crazier, you go and put brownies on a stick! Madness! (But totally yummy, I’m sure ;)

  24. Susie August 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM - Reply

    I think everything is so much more fun on a stick! These look fun and tasty.

  25. megan @ whatmegansmaking August 10, 2011 at 6:01 AM - Reply

    I’ve made these too and they’re really good!!

  26. Val August 10, 2011 at 2:55 AM - Reply

    These bars look like a reason anyone would start to gain a sweet tooth! I bet all the kids loved them… and the adults too.

  27. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} August 9, 2011 at 11:47 PM - Reply

    This is just too much! I would definitely eat a “green tree” if it meant I got to eat one of these! Yum!

  28. Kim Bee August 9, 2011 at 11:46 PM - Reply

    These look delicious. Your daughter is so lucky. I think it’s totally okay for kids to have treats. We always used the balance rule with our kids. If you eat a treat you must balance it off with something healthy next time you eat. Moderation works like a charm. Love that you let her be a kid.

  29. Claudie August 9, 2011 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    This is a brilliant idea :)
    And I can’t stop smiling at the thought of how much your daughter likes oreo cookies ! It’s just too cute! (Alright, I’ll admit — I love oreos too, who doesn’t! :) )

  30. annefrommysweetheart August 9, 2011 at 10:35 PM - Reply

    I’ve never quite seen anything like this! But I definitely want to try it! And I don’t even have 2 year olds anymore! Great recipe! : )

  31. Desserts In My Kitchen August 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM - Reply

    Amazing! I have to say I like my sweet treats as well :) Great post!

  32. Ann August 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM - Reply

    That is totally cool! Who wouldn’t enjoy a cookie on a stick?!

  33. Britne @ Shabbotts Habits August 9, 2011 at 8:19 PM - Reply

    How EASY and DELICIOUS do these look!?!? I have a special place in my heart for oreo-flavored anything, so these are right up my alley!

  34. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar August 9, 2011 at 8:13 PM - Reply

    How cool is this!? Oreos and marshmallows. Does it get any better?

  35. Dee at Deelicious Sweetsd August 9, 2011 at 7:26 PM - Reply

    Wow! I think my husband would flip for these! All of his favorite things on a stick!

  36. thatssoron August 9, 2011 at 7:22 PM - Reply

    wow! such great treats! not just for kids…me too!

  37. claudia lamascolo August 9, 2011 at 7:04 PM - Reply

    you are so darn creative BRAVO!

  38. torviewtoronto August 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    yummy looking innovative way to have oreos

  39. Happy When Not Hungry August 9, 2011 at 6:59 PM - Reply

    What a great recipe and a fun idea!!! They look delicious!

  40. Elin August 9, 2011 at 6:28 PM - Reply

    Kate …, this is a winner alright and I bet my sunday school kids will be delighted to have this as a treat. ;)) thanks for sharing this wif me.I work with the kids and this comes just great. Sweet treat once in a blue moon is okay .

  41. The Farmers Wife August 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    Kate, that is just plain AWESOME! My little Sous Chef would go nuts over these! Such a simple, yet wonderful idea. Love IT!!!

  42. Cassie @ Bake Your Day August 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM - Reply

    You can totally have your cake and eat it too!! I love all of your Oreo recipes. In fact, it makes me crave them. I think we have some in the cupboard right now!

  43. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen August 9, 2011 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    Yeaayy… You’re a fellow sweet tooth like me! I’m glad to know that I’m not abnormal for craving these awesome looking Oreos on a stick ;-). Btw, I think those red popsicle sticks look great and make these treats really stand out.

  44. kitchenarian August 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    I love how simple this recipe is! Oreos are quite popular in this house and I would be Mom of the Day if I baked these up. Whether you are 2 or 20 or 102, this is a treat!

  45. Mike@The Culinary Lens August 9, 2011 at 5:09 PM - Reply

    I cannot get over how simple these are. But I can only imagine howwell they went over. A lot of bang for your time buck.

  46. Tiffany August 9, 2011 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    I think everything’s better on a stick! :D

  47. marla August 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM - Reply

    Oh girl, these bars are a fabulous kind of trouble! My kids would swoon for these pops.

  48. Fresh and Foodie August 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM - Reply

    How delicious and simple! Yum!

  49. Lacy August 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM - Reply

    Amazing!! What a great idea to put them on sticks…I wish I could reach through the screen & grab one right now, they look sooo good!

  50. Sandra August 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM - Reply

    Sweet Mother of Pearl!!! This could be dangerous, I have everything on hand to make these!

  51. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 9, 2011 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    This is just genius! I love this one. I wish I had a kid thing coming up so I had a good excuse to make these!

  52. sarah August 9, 2011 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    Wow- these bars are complete genius! Happy Birthday to your little one!

  53. Becky August 9, 2011 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Looks like Ana had her Oreo cookies, and her cake, too, and it was on a stick.
    Glad that she had a wonderful birthday!

  54. Celia August 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM - Reply

    So awesome! Like Rice Krispy treats and cake pops had a delicious, delicious baby…these look both adorable and tasty.

  55. Steph@stephsbitebybite August 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM - Reply

    Such a great idea! Now my fingers won’t get sticky!

  56. Shea August 9, 2011 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    You’ve added yet another one to my to-make list Kate! Love it :)

  57. Christine August 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    I would love to eat this tasty snack. Yum!

  58. Wokintime August 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM - Reply

    You are so awesome! Oreos on a stick! Your recipes are always so original yet still down to earth. My sweet tooth has definitely rubbed off on the kids. It’s a good thing I Can’t bake like you otherwise we’d be in trouble!

  59. Kristy August 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    Genius! If I put anything on a stick – my kids are likely to eat it. And this is one that they’d be all over. (Likely sneaking more than one, when I’m not looking.) ;)

  60. RavieNomNoms August 9, 2011 at 11:58 AM - Reply

    Gahhh!!!! You are a genius!! How creative

  61. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos August 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    the oreo bars look soooo delicious. i used to love crushed oreos on my mcflurries from mcdonalds!

  62. Michelle August 9, 2011 at 11:20 AM - Reply

    Love that this treat comes on a stick! Adorable!

  63. Carolyn August 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    Hey, when it comes to birthdays, anything to goes. That’s my motto, anyway. These look delish!

  64. Alida August 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    I totally agree – you can have your cake AND eat it!! I would also love to eat these delightful little treats on a stick. These are awesome!

  65. Charlie August 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM - Reply

    This is like rice krispie treats, only a 1000 times better!

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