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Oreo cookie crumbs for cheesecake crust

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OK, I feel a little silly asking about this... but I'm trying not to enslave myself to my cheesecake to the point where I will buy a box of Oreos, dismantle them one by one and scrape out the insides. Teddy Grahams or graham cracker crumbs plus cocoa powder are just not the same. I guess I could buy a ready-made oreo crust and crumble it into my own cheesecake pan, but those things are way expensive and it would be a big waste of packaging materials etc.

Does anybody know where or how I can get hold of Oreo Cookie Crumbs? I'm sure I remember seeing them sold in boxes like graham cracker crumbs, but now I can't find them anywhere. My friends are no help. I'm looking online, but haven't been able to find anything [yet] except food-service sites where you have to order a minimum of three 25-pound cases.

Thanks--

P.S. Just found an old thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/343169 that says Nabisco has discontinued them. Say it ain't so, somebody!

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  1. Sorry if it's true about Oreo crumbs, but as an alternative, why don't you try chocolate graham crackers (Nabisco makes them) or chocolate wafers? Just a (probably inadequate) thought...

    1. I have made crusts from Oreos. I just put the Oreos in a gallon zip-lock bag, and beat the heck out of them. Added some melted butter. Pressed into pie pan, and baked for 10-15 minutes. Turned out great.

      1. I make an Oreo crust for a cheesecake but I don't bother with disassembly--throw them into the FP and whirl away. Makes a very tasty crust, just need a little butter to bring it together.

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        1. re: coney with everything

          Agree on the FP method, no disassembly required. In fact, whenever I have stale cookies around, which isn't often, I grind them up and keep them frozen. At times I've had lots of different cookies, linzer tarts included, ground together in the freezer in a plastic lock bag, and they make a dandy cheesecake crust.

        2. Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers make an excellent crust for cheesecake.

          1. Thanks everyone -- lots of good ideas here.