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Oreo cookie crumbs for cheesecake crust

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misterbrucie Nov 26, 2007 07:49 PM

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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    Shayna Madel RE: misterbrucie Nov 26, 2007 08:19 PM

    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. southerngal RE: misterbrucie Nov 26, 2007 08:46 PM

      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. coney with everything RE: misterbrucie Nov 27, 2007 04:15 AM

        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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          dolores RE: coney with everything Nov 27, 2007 04:49 AM

          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.

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          rmperry RE: misterbrucie Nov 27, 2007 04:42 AM

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

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            misterbrucie RE: misterbrucie Nov 27, 2007 09:22 PM

            Thanks everyone -- lots of good ideas here.

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              LondonFog3 RE: misterbrucie Jul 11, 2012 06:56 AM

              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. iL Divo RE: misterbrucie Jul 11, 2012 07:19 AM

                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.

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