Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars

The eternal debate.
No, I am not talking about Good vs. Evil, Democrat vs. Republican or even Jolie vs. Aniston.
Well, maybe Jolie vs. Aniston…but not today…
I’m talking Chocolate vs. Vanilla.
I mean, it truly is a hard choice…so many different factors play into the ruling…
If it’s ice cream, chocolate wins all the way.
If it’s cake, vanilla is the victor.
Chocolate chips or white chips…hmmm…now we have a problem.
Forget it, I don’t have to choose, I’ll take both!
My house is divided…50/50
BUT if you talk to my husband, vanilla comes out on top 99.9% of the time…only occasionally will he allow chocolate frosting on top of white cake.
When we buy Oreos in our house we buy regular for the kids and Golden for the elders.
Have you seen those Golden Oreos?
They are delicious…the only thing better is the Double Stuff Golden Oreo…I mean if we are going there we might as well go Double Stuff.
You only live once and all that.
I have seen many versions of regular (chocolate) Oreo Cheesecake bars…it seems like a perfect combo…until…oh yeah, you guessed it…
The Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bar.
 A standing ovation would be appreciated but not entirely expected.
Thank you, thank you very much.
It seems like quite an obvious dessert, but these beauties are new to me and every bit as delicious as you would imagine.
So, to all you people out there where vanilla rocks your world, these are from me to you…with love πŸ™‚


Golden Oreo Cheesecake Bars


  • 28 Golden Oreo Cookies, divided 18 and 10
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2024 wrapped caramels (or a 5.5 oz. bag)
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat to 350.
  2. Crush 18 Golden Oreos (cream and all) in a ziplock bag (or food processor) until they are a fine crumb.
  3. Pour crumbs into a 9″ square pan. Add 3 Tbsp. melted butter and combine using your fingers. Press firmly into the bottom of the pan to create a crust.
  4. Bake crust for 10 minutes or until golden and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  5. While crust is cooling unwrap your caramels and put into a microwave safe bowl with 1 Tbsp. of water. Set aside
  6. Now coarsely chop the remaining 10 Oreos. Set these aside as well.
  7. With mixer beat the softened cream cheese and Marshmallow Fluff on medium speed until combined and smooth, scraping down the sides half way through.
  8. Add your egg and beat for approx 30 seconds on medium until incorporated.
  9. Stir in your chopped Oreos.
  10. Pour this batter into the prepared crust.
  11. Now, microwave your caramels and water for 1 minute on high heat, stirring once after 30 seconds.
  12. When melted drop by spoonfuls onto the batter.
  13. Using a knife, swirl the caramel into the cream cheese batter.
  14. Bake 20-25 minutes until center is set.
  15. Cool for 20 minutes on wire rack and then transfer to refrigerator for 4 -24 hours.
  16. Cut into squares when completely cooled.


adapted from Nabisco

81 Responses

  1. Kristan

    1. How awesome is it that I am leaving the first comment.

    2. Unless someone else is leaving a comment right now and then I'm gonna look pretty dang stupid.

    3. Golden Oreos all the way.

    5. Team Aniston, no question.

    6. These look completely delicious.

  2. Molly

    I'm a vanilla fan 99.9% of the time. Ice cream, cake, icing, etc, etc. But I've never tried the Golden Oreos! This recipe looks awesome!

  3. Pat

    These look so Yummy! May have to try some of these this week. I have never had Golden Oreos before.

    Oh yeah – Team Aniston all the way!

  4. Raina

    Everything you make looks incredibly decadent. Though I am a hardcore chocoholic for sure, cheesecake with caramel and golden oreos sounds pretty darn good to me too:)

  5. Joanne

    I have to say, I'm with your husband. I'm a vanilla girl. All the way. Unless you throw caramel into the mix. THAT would be tough.

    Love these bars! I actually have never had Oreos…but I will certainly be picking some up so i can make this!

  6. Dream It Up Cookies

    Anything that has chocolate in more than one way in the title is what i'm all about. But I can still appreciate the sound and taste of "Golden Oreo Cheescake Bar" Looks delicious πŸ™‚

  7. Linda V

    Yum golden oreo's, wonder if we will be able to get them here in Australia. I just made some Black Bottom Oreo Cupcakes, it's amazing how yummy they are baked into other things.

  8. grace

    awesome, awesome bars. i used to be all chocolate all the time, but i've switched teams–now it's vanilla for me!

  9. SprinkleBakes

    Oh man. Those look incredible! Great idea! The debate is a tough one… I have a little vanilla in my coffee every.single.morning. Would love to have one of your bars to go with my vanilla coffee. Mmmmmm.

  10. oneordinaryday

    As long as we're sticking to double stuff oreos, I would happily play for either team.

    I have to say, though, that these bars look positively delicious. I'm not sure they'd have the same ooh and ahh factor in chocolate.

  11. foodlova

    I am totally with your husband on the vanilla wagon. I get razzed for it and people can't believe I would choose vanilla ice cream over chocolate, but that just weird-old-me! Thanks for the sweet recipe. Never thought of it, but now that you presented it – I'll give you a standing "O".
    (team Aniston, I mean, does everyone forget how weird Angelina used to be?! Wearing a vial of blood necklace and frenching her brother…)

  12. Whimsy Cookie Co.

    This looks soooo good!! I will definately have to make this. I am totally a chocolate oreo all the way!!
    And Team Aniston!! Angelina…weirdo!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Ingrid

    Vanilla, baby! Hands down no question asked!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That looks insanely good. I SHALL be whipping it up for myself quite soon. I'm thinking it would make a fine birthday dessert.

  14. Diane {}

    Looks delicious, I'm a chocolate girl, but not with my cheesecake or other truly rich desserts then vanilla is the winner πŸ™‚

  15. Amy

    My daughter was just over my shoulder gasping at how yummy these look, and telling me that we need to go buy some Golden Oreos. She makes me laugh!!

  16. Chef Dennis

    caramel and cream cheese batter…your killing me!! those looks so very very good……
    great job with the golden oreo's!!

  17. Natalie...

    this looks like heaven!! it looks so amazingly good, i would have to say that i am a fan of vanilla all the way, frosting, cake, ice cream..but not on the oreos..chocolate oreos are the only way to go haha. although the golden ones are extremely tasty.

  18. Barbara

    OK, now we're talking vanilla here! And that is my choice, even in ice cream. I have NOT seen vanilla oreos. Have I been under a rock???

    These look gooey, decadent, vanillaish, caramelly…all those things I love. Deeeevine!

  19. baking.serendipity

    I'm definitely on the vanilla side of the debate, and this cheesecake looks absolutely heavenly.

    Also, your blog has received the Sunshine Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  20. kuriouskitteh

    I was just having this debate earlier today! But that is such brilliance, immortalizing golden oreos in a cheesecake bar.
    Oh, and Team Aniston ftw.

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  21. thehungryscholar

    Love the blog.

    I cannot choose between the two, it is like choosing between my children.

    You make vanilla look sexy though.

  22. Abby

    Oh my GOSH. That's amazing! And I don't discriminate between my Oreos. We're equal-opportunity eaters in this household!

  23. Jaime

    ok so i wasn't that interested in these…..until i scrolled down and saw the caramel!!! i love anything w/caramel πŸ™‚

  24. Kristie Maynard

    Boy do those look tasty. I have a confession to make, I have never, yes I did say never, had a vanilla oreo! GASP!!!! I know, I'm totally deprived.
    Well there are a couple reasons.
    1) in the past couple years my hubby has been listening to some friends and there are some foods that he doesn't want in the house. I know a terrible thing, but he thinks Oreos are the worst snack ever made. Personally, I think he doesn't want them around because he can't resist them. Anyway, we haven't had Oreos in our house for a long time. another GASP!!!! No less the vanilla ones!
    2) somehow vanilla oreos just don't seem right to me. Oreos are supposed to be chocolate. Maybe I'm just afraid I won't be able to resist them if I get some of those vanilla ones, just like hubby and the other ones.
    But BOY do those bars look yummy!!!!

  25. Linda

    I just found your wonderful blog! I like both chocolate and vanilla. I live chocolate ice cream but if there is chocolate cake I like it to have vanilla frosting. Great recipe by the way.

  26. Lucie

    I never thought it was a terrible, terrible thing that they don't sell golden Oreos in France. Now I really do. This is seriously an awesome, amazing, delicious-sounding recipe!

  27. Alicia (The Red Deer)

    You are leaving me drooling here again!

    I have to say that I am a vanilla fan – I didn't even like chocolate when I was young :o|

  28. Bonnie

    I love these bars. I've never cooked with the golden oreos. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I've become a follower of yours.

  29. Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen

    Me: Chocolate
    Boyfriend: Vanilla

    However, THIS could convert me. I twice gave up chocolate for dares/bets/what have you and discovered the golden oreo. This recipe is honestly, truly something I will make. For sure! Please keep them coming!!

  30. Cristie

    I'm in your same possition. We have some die-hard chocohlic's and some vanilla lovers. Personally I think there is place in the world for both. Your bars really look wonderful and I haven't even thought of using the golden's as a base. Delicious πŸ™‚

  31. bonnie

    oh my I love both, yup both..maybe I can use half and half of each in this recipe…girl these look fab…


  32. Sara Tea

    you are evil.
    i LOVE golden oreos. LOVE them. apparently DQ has put them in a blizzard now too, it's as though oreo has been reading my diary, haha! these look amazing!!!

  33. bridget {bake at 350}

    Oh now, I'm a chocolate girl, but I'll never urn down a yummy vanilla dessert and this looks fantastic!

    You know…team Aniston or team Jolie? I kinda liked it when Brad dated Juliette Lewis. Anyone? Anyone?

  34. Tracy

    Haha, my husband and I argue about these all the time…I'm a chocolate gal myself, so I argue that the Golden Oreos aren't REAL Oreos, while he of course insists that they are, and that they are so much better than the original Oreo. πŸ˜‰ Even with my chocolate bias, these look too good not to make! Can't wait to try them!

  35. Kerstin

    I keep hearing about golden oreos and SO need to get my hands on some! My mouth is watering right now – your dessert looks amazing!

  36. Shauna from Piece of Cake

    Oh my god. I love that you used marshmallow fluff AND Golden Oreos in the same recipe. The end.

  37. Cupcake Activist

    My husband and I had this same debate last week on vacation. He kept talking about Golden Oreos and suddenly we are at the grocery store buying them. We bought both kinds, but my family devoured the original Oreos faster. But then again, my family is timid at trying new things.

  38. Cupcake Activist

    My husband and I had this same debate last week on vacation. He kept talking about Golden Oreos and suddenly we are at the grocery store buying them. We bought both kinds, but my family devoured the original Oreos faster. But then again, my family is timid at trying new things.

  39. Kristin Morris

    These look amazing! Yum, I am drooling over here! Just wanted to come by and let you know that I have an award for your blog over on my page! ::Kristin::

  40. Judy Nebeker

    These look so amazing, I will definately be giving these a try. Your recipes are so wonderful. As always, my thighs say thank you for the support as well. πŸ™‚

  41. Kelley

    I did not plan to bake today, but was left with no choice when I saw this recipe. We did not wait the complete time for cooling because we had to taste them tonight. They are fabulous and I'm sure will be even better for breakfast.

  42. Lisa

    This just looks too delcious for words. First of all my all time favorite cookie is the new vanilla oreos. I used buy girl guide cookies and only eat the vanilla ones, and the oreos taste just like those!! Honestly I stopped buying them for this exact reason. This recipe is definitely on my to do list!

  43. Cupcake Crazy Gem

    These look amazing! I have yet to try a golden oreo…we don't get them in the UK…other than at ridiculously overpriced American shops, but I may have to buy some all the same just so I can try out this yummy looking recipe! thanks for sharing!

  44. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

    I've never seen Golden Oreos before, but they look Yummy. As do these bars. *droool*

    Oh, Team Aniston, all the way. Jolie looks like a fish.

  45. Crystal

    These are amazing! I had to make some for my dad’s birthday because he adores vanilla oreos but I had to add strawberries instead of the caramel just to cut some of the sweetness (the inspiration came from a DQ blizzard that my husband loves with vanilla oreos and strawberries). Thank you so much for this recipe!!!!

  46. leigha

    I am making these now. . . thanks for what looks like a delectable treat! just an FYI: there is no egg listed in the ingredients in your recipe, but thankfully i found a recipe elsewhere that called for one egg, so that’s what i used.

    keep the great recipes coming!!!

    1. shelly

      Good catch! When I moved my recipe over to the new format I must have left it off. Thanks for the heads up, recipe fixed πŸ™‚

  47. Sally

    Do you think it’d be possible to use prepared caramel icecream topping (like Smuckers) instead of melting down the caramels?

    1. shelly

      The only thing I would be worried about is the caramel topping never really sets up and always says loose. The melted caramels set up. It’s possible it would work, but might change the texture a little bit!

  48. Valinda

    These are sooo delicious!! This recipe is definitely a keeper! I will be making these again and again and again! Thanks for sharing! I love the fact that Oreo came out with Vanilla Oreos! Team Aniston all the way!!

  49. Teija

    I was browsing your recipe for today, clicked on one under it and then found this one under that. Ha! I have something this weekend that these will be PERFECT for. Excited to make these, even if I did discover the recipe 5 years after you first posted it!! πŸ™‚

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