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Oreo Brownies

I have been staring at a package of Oreo Cookies in my pantry for about a month. I honestly can’t remember why I bought them, but I do know that I refused to break that seal until I had something in mind other than a simple cookies and milk dunk fest.

Over the weekend, I developed a pretty fierce craving for rich, decadent brownies and decided that Oreo Brownies sounded even better. I used my favorite brownie recipe and simply folded chopped Oreo Cookies into the batter.

I was pretty thrilled to discover that the cookies held up quite well within the brownie batter which led to distinct cookie chunks in every bite. And since I have always had a problem with leaving well enough alone, I decided to kick these up a notch with a layer of vanilla buttercream and more chopped Oreo Cookies.

These Oreo Cookies Brownies are rich, decadent, and delicious and will definitely quell any intense chocolate craving that you may encounter.

For those of you that are questioning why these Oreo Brownies look so symmetrical, I’ll fill you in! You see I have a pretty intense addiction to bakeware. In fact, I could probably be on the show Hoarders if they had bakeware edition. Thankfully I’m also organized and have plenty of storage, so my little pan addiction isn’t taking over my house…yet.

I used a silicone Dessert Bar Pan from Chicago Metallic. I’m typically not fond of silicone baking forms, but I must say, I was quite pleased with the results from this one and definitely see it getting a lot of use in my kitchen. If you don’t have this pan, no worries because these brownies bake up perfectly in 8-inch square pan.

Oreo Brownies

Ingredients:

For the Brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 Oreos, chopped

For the Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
8 Oreos, chopped

Directions:

For the Brownies

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in large bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add flour and stir until just combined. Fold in 12 chopped Oreo cookies.

4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes; do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before cutting or frosting.

For the Frosting

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Slowly add in confectioner’s sugar, and continue mixing until well blended.

2. Add salt, vanilla, and milk. Blend on low speed until moistened. If frosting is too stiff, slowly add in more milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

3. Spread or pipe frosting onto the brownies and top with chopped Oreo cookies.

Notes:

- I used the silicone Dessert Bar Pan from Chicago Metallic for this recipe. If you use this pan, evenly divide the brownies batter amongst the 12 wells and bake for 20 minutes.
- Store Oreo Brownie Bars in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Remove to room temperature for 1 hour before serving.

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Mell

Monday 26th of September 2016

I made these twice and they were fantastic both times! Definitely a recipe that is going in my "keeper" pile. Thanks!

Jamie

Friday 30th of September 2016

I'm so glad you liked them, Mell!

Erika

Thursday 27th of March 2014

For the brownie part of the recipe, if I wanted to use semi-sweet chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate how much should I cut back on the sugar? Like do 3/4 cup or 1/2 cup of sugar instead, since there will be extra sweetness from the chocolate.

Jamie Lothridge

Monday 5th of May 2014

Hi Erika, You could use semisweet chocolate instead, but I wouldn't alter the sugar content at all. There's certainly not enough sweetness difference in semi-sweet chocolate to drop the sugar content by a full 1/4 cup. - Jamie

Ashley

Sunday 1st of December 2013

Do you think it'd work to make these in a mini muffin pan? I'd like to get the same bite-size idea as you had with the silicone mold but don't want to invest in another bakeware item at the moment.

Jamie

Friday 10th of January 2014

Ashley, I think that would work fine. - Jamie

Rozalia

Monday 27th of May 2013

I love these brownies! The only different thing I did when making them is that instead of your frosting I made pudding and mixed it with whipped cream (buttercream is not a favorite nor a common thing in the country I live in). They were delicious!

Jamie

Saturday 10th of August 2013

Rozalla,

That sounds delicious! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Jamie

Ashlesha

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Tried these and they turned out fantastic....have posted a pic of what mine turned out like on my blog ...obviously with a mention to your blog.This is a fool proof recipe and is surely for keeps. Thank u

Jamie

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Ashlesha- I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the brownies – thank so much for reporting back. -Jamie

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