If you like Oatmeal Cream Pies, you’ll love these Oatmeal Cream Pie Bars! They are simple to whip up and taste better than the store bought treats.
Of course, he’s not calling it a man cave. He’s calling it a “shop”. I know he thinks he’s invented the whole “call something by a work sounding name so no flags are raised” thing, but I shop at Sephora and get to write it off on my taxes. Trust me — I’m familiar with how this game works.
When I ask where MY shop is, my husband tells me that I “get the whole house.”
WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?
Do you know who ELSE gets the whole house? Everyone. The other day I walked into my bedroom only for my son to yell from my master bathroom, “I’M POOPING, YOU NEED TO LEAVE.” Supposedly the kitchen is mine, but it doesn’t feel very sacred when a toddler is hanging from my leg while I attempt to make spaghetti sauce on the stove. Also? Someone keeps losing the lids to the good pens I keep in my desk. And I’m very particular about the kinds of pens I like, so this is kind of a whole big thing.
What I’m saying is, I don’t want “the whole house.” I want my own woman cave. That has a door that LOCKS FROM THE INSIDE.
I texted my husband a link to these cute little things called “She Sheds” and he was all, “What are you going to do with one? Drink wine in it?”
First of all…yes. Second of all, I will definitely do other things in it. Like watch Ryan Gosling movies and eat Hot Cheetos and not change diapers. This is all so obvious, I don’t understand his confusion.
So while I am in the midst of championing this cause (SHE SHEDS FOR EVERYONE!!), I’m not above baked good bribery. It’s pretty much the best kind of bribery, except for new shoe bribery, which I’m pretty partial to.
Snack cakes are a particular passion of mine, and I couldn’t believe I’d never made Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies on this site! So I decided to do one better and make Oatmeal Cream Pie Bars. All of the flavor, less of the fuss. Done and done.
These are really good. Much better than the store bought version and so simple to whip up. Try them!!
**very heavily adapted from Just a Pinch
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, slightly softened
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 stick salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 pan with foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon and set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and both sugars on medium speed until smooth and fluffy, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and eggs, beating until smooth and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add flour mixture and beat until fully combined. Beat in oats until mixed. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let bars cool completely.
- Prepare frosting:
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, vanilla and whipping cream on medium low speed. Add marshmallow cream and beat on medium until smooth. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until just barely mixed. Increase speed to high and beat for one minute, until fluffy. Frost cooled bars. Chill bars until firm, then remove from pan, peel off foil, and cut into bars.
These are the perfect after school treats. Enjoy and thanks for reading!