Salted Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe

Last updated on May 5th, 2024 at 01:55 pm

A tower ofSalted Oreo Cookie Bars with 4 pretzles and a square of chocolate balanced on them

I am a huge fan of Rice Krispies Treats and have made many alternatives in the past including chocolate chips or M&M in them or drizzling chocolate on top of them and sprinkles. You name it, I have done it with rice krispies but this time I took the rice krispies out but kept the concept of the recipe the same using crushed oreo cookies. I wasn’t sure how the frosted middle of the cookies would mix with melted marshmallow. It turned out perfect. They were a little sticky but the day I made these it was over a 100 degrees f so that does’t help. I love anything salted so I added pretzels and drizzled sea salted melted chocolate on top to finish it off. The combination of the crunch from the pretzels and sea salt really add flavor to the oreo cookie and marshmallow mixture as well as texture. 

A square of chocolate with 4 pretzels underneath

As if you really need an occasion for a tray bake right?! I can see myself making these for a kids party or even a BBQ treat back in the UK. The kids loved them as much as they do my other rice krispies treat alternatives. You can really crush up any cookie and put it in this recipe and add anything on top. Just like all my recipes here on Let’s Talk Mommy, they are fast, easy, and always have alternatives for you to try. 

They are not just for kids though. I don’t know many grown up thats would turn these down, and they would be perfect for coffee with friends or even packaged up as a cute gift on a birthday or at Christmas.

Salted Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe

Salted Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe

an alternative to Rice Krispy treats using Oreo cookies
Author Let’s Talk Mommy


  • 400 g mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 500 g oreo cookies
  • 20 mini pretzels
  • 1 bar sea salted chocolate candy bar I used ghirardelli


  1. Break Oreo cookies in a large bowl into small chunks
  2. Grease 9×9 baking dish with lots of butter
  3. In microwave safe bowl, melt all marshmallows and 1/4 cup butter together
  4. In 30 second intervals and stirring in between until smooth
  5. Quickly add Oreo cookie chunks into marshmallow and combine
  6. Pour mixture into greased pan and press down with a greased spatula until flat
  7. The mixture will start to get hard quickly so place your pretzels where you want and lightly press down so they stick into the mixture before it hardens
  8. Melt down your sea salted chocolate bar in the microwave, slowly so it doesn’t burn
  9. Drizzle over your bars before or after you cut them in squares, either way works

Recipe Notes

Don’t like pretzels leave them out or use crushed nuts on top for an alternative flavor. Want to make it less salty use normal milk chocolate and leave off the pretzels.

Salted oreo cookie bars stacked on greaseproof paper, with 2 forks

Move Fast

As the cookie bar mixture starts to cool it will set really fast. Make sure you get it spread in to your dish as quick as possible so you have time to press the whole pretzels in to the top.

Don’t Touch The Mixture With Your Hands

The hardest part of this is keeping your hands clean and trying not to eat and lick your fingers along the way. It’s especially hard when you are trying to eat good but worth it when you want a delicious snack. The mixture is very sticky and once it’s on your fingers you’ll be too tempted to just have a taste. Use spatulas to get the cookie mix out of the bowl and in to your dish.

Store Them In The Fridge

Gooey and soft might sound good in theory, but if it’s hot out it can make them a bit too soft to eat without making a mess. Store your Oreo cookie bars in the fridge until you need them and then they’re be perfect for when you’re ready.

A tray of Salted Oreo Cookie Bars

Don’t have time to try to whip up a batch, why not pin these for later. I made a lovely pinnable one below for you. If you do try it out, I would love to see your creation and know what you think of my combination of salt and oreo cookies? Tag me on Twitter or Instagram and I will be sure to share. 

Prefer an actual cookie to a cookie bar? Don’t worry – try one of these recipe:

48 thoughts on “Salted Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe”

  1. OMG Jenny these look just unbelievably yummy!! And definitely one to make with the kids over the Summer (although we’d be fighting over the bowl at the end I think!) I’m a huge fan of sweet and savoury together and this sounds like the perfect combination xx #ShareWithMe

  2. We dont eat sweet stuff or much of it but the sea salted chocolate sounds really interesting. I have never heard of it and now will keep my eyes out. Thanks for sharing #sharewithme

    • It made me do the same while I was typing it up, it’s hard not to eat the whole lot by myself but trying to be a good girl which makes it even harder. lol They were worth it though.

  3. OMG, yum!! I’m not much of a baker in respect to these kind of things so can you just send me some?! #sharewithme

  4. I love that you share recipes like these with us. This looks absolutely delectable! I’ve already printed a copy to try for later. You’re right, this is a great alternative for those staple rice crispies treats! Thank you for sharing, Jenny and for hosting us this week on #sharewithme!

  5. I love salted chocolate things too – such a gorgeous flavour! I think my girls would love these – they look amazing! About a million calories I bet though!!

    • Oh yes I have long put random things in my rice krispies treats and even dipped them in layers of various flavors too. lol Give it a go and let me know what you think. Thanks katy.

    • It’s so easy, and the kids can help you do it too. They will love crushing oreos and drizzling melted chocolate. If you want them to set quickly pop them in the freeze for a bit so the kids don’t have to wait. Enjoy.

    • Salty/Sweet is definitely my love affair in goodies. I just need to learn self control. lol You could use melted white chocolate hun. Let it harden the same way, minus the butter out and just use the rest of the recipe. Good luck.

    • I was salivating taking photos and writing about them, it was tough as I am on a 30 day no junk challenge. Not easy baking and sharing amazing goodies while I am trying to get fit. But I need to learn how to be a food blogger that doesn’t eat all but only tries bites of her own baking or I will be the size of a house. lol Thanks hun.

    • Thanks Erin, my Dad and the kids went crazy over them and were gone in days. It was so funny. Turned out great and so easy to make. Definitely one for a kids party.

    • NO I didn’t know. I will have to stop by and check it out. What day is it live? I can see if I can fit it in my schedule. 😉 Oreos really are the best.

    • Oh yes its a firm favorite among the men in my family, uncle, Dad, son, and even cousins all loved them for our family reunion. Whoop. Thanks Alyssa.

  6. These look delicious! You should bring them over and link them up with #foodpornthursdays ;D Thanks for hosting #sharewithme!


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