Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars

Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars have a light orange flavor and a lot of oozing, creamy goodness! The classic taste of orange cream is perfect for summer.

Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars

Orange Creamsicle makes me think about summer. On the way to school this morning, we realized that there are only 5 weeks of school left. It feels like we were just talking about back-to-school! So, when trying to think of a recipe for Cathy’s baby shower, I decided to make something with an orange creamsicle flavor. After making two pans of Funfetti Ooey Gooey Bars for our Easter dinner, I knew that I had to make Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars!

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One of my blogging friends, Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling, is going to be having a baby girl soon. Congratulations Cathy, we are all so excited for you and looking forward to seeing pictures of your darling baby girl! If you aren’t already familiar with Cathy’s blog, you’ve got to head over there to check it out! We decided to have an online, surprise baby shower for Cathy. My contribution is these Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars.

Marshmallow Cream

The bottom layer of the bars is like a cake mix cookie. I used an 8.5 ounce Funfetti Orange All Star cake mix. This cake mix is HALF the size of the standard cake mixes. If you can’t find an orange cake mix, use a white cake mix, divide in half and add orange food coloring to the batter.

To make the first layer, mix together one 8.5 ounce orange cake mix, egg, orange extract and oil. Press into a greased 9×9″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

For the second layer, slowly spread a 7 ounce container of marshmallow cream over the first, still warm, layer.

Orange Creamsicle Marshmallows

For the top layer, make orange Rice Krispie treats. Microwave 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in a large bowl, until melted. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Add orange food coloring and orange extract. Stir until the color is even.

Orange Rice Krispie Treats

Mix in 3 cups of Rice Krispies. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly. I put my hand in plastic baggie with a little butter on it and gently spread it out and patted it down.

Orange Dreamiscle Ooey Gooey Bars

Allow the bars to cool and set before cutting into pieces.

Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars

Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars

Ingredients

  • 8.25 oz orange cake mix (or 1/2 white cake mix and orange food coloring)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons orange extract, divided
  • 7 oz container marshmallow cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. To make the first layer, mix together one 8.5 ounce orange cake mix, egg, 1 teaspoon orange extract and oil. Press into a greased 9×9″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  2. For the second layer, slowly spread a 7 ounce container of marshmallow cream over the first, still warm, layer.
  3. For the top layer, make orange Rice Krispie treats. Microwave 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter for 20 seconds in a large bowl, until melted. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to coat. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir until smooth. (If the marshmallows aren’t completely melted, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.) Add orange gel food coloring and 1 teaspoon orange extract. Stir until the color is even.
  4. Mix in 3 cups of Rice Krispies. Drop by large spoonfuls over the marshmallow cream layer and carefully spread out evenly.
  5. Allow the bars to cool and set before cutting into pieces.
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Here are the rest of the baby show blog posts. The links and the bloggers are listed below so that you can visit, Pin and be inspired. Don’t forget to stop by Lemon Tree Dwelling to wish Cathy well.

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Lemon Raspberry Cookie Sandwiches by Life Love and Sugar
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake by Your Homebased Mom
Lemon Yogurt Cake by Yummy Healthy Easy
Orange-Raspberry Mini Toaster Strudels by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Orange Dream Monkey Bread by Wine and Glue
Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs by Or So She Says
Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake by Beyond Frosting
Strawberries and Cream Cheese Ball Bites by Five Heart Home
Pig Pickin’ Cake by Sugar Dish Me
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie by Lemons for Lulu
Creamy Shrimp Dip by Mostly Homemade Mom
Salted Butterscotch Coffee Cake by Julie’s Eats and Treats
Strawberry Cake by The NY Melrose Family
Frozen Chocolate S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Pink When
Carrot Cream Cheese Swirl Loaf by Spoonful of Flavor
Fiesta Rice Skillet by The Grant Life
Raspberry Ripple Lemon Bundt Cake by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Ooey Gooey Orange Creamsicle Bars by The Gunny Sack
Mixed Berries with Honey Maple Mascarpone by Joyful Healthy Eats
Rosewater Almond Macaroons by Little Miss Celebration
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes by Crazy for Crust
Momosas Mocktail Recipe by The Weary Chef

Orange Creamsicle Muddy Buddies

Orange Creamsicle Puppy Chow

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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Comments

  1. Oh yum love the creamsicle flavor and gooey factor! Creamsicle always brings me back to childhood! YUM!

  2. I can’t even believe how freaking gorgeous these bars are, Tonia. You are one talented lady!!! Thanks for doing this shower with me for Cathy! I love your recipes so much, pinned!

  3. Mindy Davis says:

    What is the name of the cake mix you used?

  4. These bars are incredible! Seriously creative and look amazing. I love that they have a rice krispie topping! Pinning :)

  5. I LOVE creamsicle desserts! Not only do they taste incredible but the color is beautiful as well. These bars look like the perfect spring treat!

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    My 5 yr old loves Orange Creamsicles! I need to make these for him – and me! :)

  7. I am in love with these. The color is so gorgeous!!

  8. oh my gooey deliciousness Tonia – amazing!

  9. Great minds, Tonia. Great minds. :) Love all things Orange Creamsicle, and these bars look phenomenal! I can’t wait to make them!

  10. YUM! Love all the gooey ooziness in these bars!

  11. My favourite popsicle-so much yumier as a bar.

  12. Those shouldn’t even be allowed Tonia. So gorgeous and gooey. My favorite! Pinning!

  13. I’m in love with these bars, Tonia! And so happy you are part of my shower…..when I think back to my early days of blogging you were the first person who really gave me hope that this was something I could be good at! (Thanks for all the features!) What a crazy, fun, delicious way to wake up this morning!

    • Really? You just made my day, Cathy! You’ve always been a big supporter of mine and your comments always make me smile. I wish you the best with your new baby and I hope that one day we can meet in person!

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