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OREO Touchdown Caramel Blondies

Ingredients

  • 8 OREO Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (16.75 oz.) dark chocolate chip cookie mix (or your favorite homemade recipe!)
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. Line 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Chop 4 cookies; finely crush remaining cookies.

  3. Prepare cookie dough as directed on package; stir in chopped cookies. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.

  4. Drizzle caramel sauce over dough; swirl gently with knife. Top with crushed cookies; press gently into dough to secure.

  5. Bake 20 to 25 min. or just until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Do not overbake!) Cool completely.

  6. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan; remove and discard foil. Use sharp knife to cut dessert into 15 football-shaped blondies. Reserve trimmings for snacking or another use. (See Recipe Notes!)

  7. Spoon frosting into pastry bag fitted with small writing tip. Use to pipe laces on footballs.

Recipe Notes

How to Use the Blondie Trimmings: 
Coarsely chop reserved blondie trimmings. Use as an ingredient in your favorite trifle or parfait recipe. Or, serve over scoops of ice cream.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans over dough in pan along with the crushed cookies.
Substitutions 
Prepare using your favorite chocolate chip cookie mix, such as milk chocolate chip cookie mix.
Variations:
If you have a football-shaped cookie cutter, you can instead use that to cut the football shapes from the baked dessert.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 140 calories, 7g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium,
19g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 11g total sugars, 1g protein