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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.

            1. I live in Vancouver, Canada and we have them ready in boxes here - "Oreo Baking Crumbs" 400gram boxes. I just bought some last month at Safeway.

              1. I bought 4 boxes, no reason for that number but anyway, and each box had one sleeve of Oreo's.
                they were a buck each, how could I not. for that price, it's worth the effort to scrape the insides out and use them for another recipe ingredient if not the cheesecake itself.

                or buy the Nabisco Famous Chocolate wafers sans any filling.
                but beware buying them, they're about 4 bucks a container.