12 Reasons to Keep a Stash of Oreo Cookies in Your Cupboard

World's Best Oreo(R) Fudge
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Oreos are not just a cookie — they're a versatile ingredient that will take your baking to the next level. I always try keep a pack or two stashed in the cupboard for those times when you need a little extra flavor and cuteness. Here are 12 genius Oreo cookies recipes that can help make homemade treats even better.

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Oreo Cookie Bark

Oreo Cookie Bark
Melissa Goff

Chocolate bark is such an easy holiday treat, and a few smashed Oreo cookies will add just the right amount of crunchiness. This 2-ingredient bark is the easiest treat you'll ever make. Wrap it up in a cellophane bag with a big red ribbon, and you've got a simple and impressive holiday gift.

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Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake
Jeremy Wang

Sure, graham cracker crust is nice, but if you really want to push the boat out, try a chocolate Oreo crust—it will make your cheesecake taste phenomenal.

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World's Best Oreo Fudge

World's Best Oreo(R) Fudge

Oreo cookies give an extra boost flavor to these adorable fudge confections.

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Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes

Mini OREO Surprise Cupcakes

Make a vanilla buttercream frosting extra special with some crushed Oreo crumbs mixed in. Or, if you're stuck for a cupcake topper, perch a mini Oreo on top of your frosting for instant cuteness.

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Oreo Cookie Cake

Oreo Cookie Cake

No time to bake, no problem. This cool whip and chocolate dessert is topped with crunchy Oreos, and has a tasty Oreo crust base. No baking required — just a little cookie crushing and freezing.

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Haunted Oreos

Oreos decorated like bats
Allrecipes Magazine

It takes only three ingredients to turn Oreo cookies into adorable Halloween bats for your little ghosts and goblins.

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Oreo Milkshake

Oreo Milkshake
Louis Friend

"This recipe is super kid-friendly, easy to make, and delicious," says Annette Wegrzyn. A favorite for kids to enjoy on a hot day."

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Oreo-Stuffed Oatmeal Scotchies

Oreo-Stuffed Oatmeal Scotchies

Making cookies or browies — sneak an Oreo cookie inside, and you've got an even better treat. These Oreo-stuffed brownies are heavenly.

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Cookies-and-Cream Truffles

Cookies-and-Cream Truffles
Kim's Cooking Now

Can you believe these gift-worthy beauties take only four ingredients to make? "I just love the rich delicious taste of these incredibly easy truffles," says Alicial Browers Eakins. "I will be making them for all special occasions."

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Deep Fried Oreos

side view of powdered sugar-dusted fried Oreos, one with a bite taken out of it
Pam Ziegler Lutz

Oreo cookies are so sturdy they can be baked into cakes, and even deep-fried. Make this fair food at home for a delicious, crispy treat.

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Oreo Loaf Cake

Oreo Loaf Cake
The Sweet and Sour Baker

"An easy one-bowl sour cream loaf cake with a soft crumb and bursting with Oreos," says The Sweet and sour Baker. We say yes, please!

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Thai Tea Oreo Ice Cream

Thai Tea Oreo ice Cream

Spicy Thai tea mix and crushed Oreos go into this rich custard-based ice cream. "Will make this again," says MariaTheSoaper. "Big hit with the family!"

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