Monday, June 17, 2013

Dreamy Oreo Brownies

You guys, I think we need to have an intervention. I have an addiction .... and it’s to the combination of Oreos and brownies. It seems that’s all I ever bake up these days. I've made: OreoTruffle Brownies, Brownie Hearts, Brownie Cookie Candy Goodness, and BrownieCovered Oreos. I guess I won’t stop until I've tried all the combinations possible!

Last week, my friend was having a bunch of us over for snacks and wine. I decided to try out these Dreamy Oreo Brownies from Cookies & Cups. They are very similar to the Oreo Truffle Brownies, just with the addition of cool whip and powdered sugar.

Cookies & Cups
Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures. I made them the night prior and wasn't able to start making them until 8:30pm. I was exhausted so I apologize for the lack of quality in the photos.

I started by whipping up my boxed brownies with some chopped Oreos mixed in.

While the brownies were cooling, I put the cream cheese/cool whip layer together. It’s basically powdered sugar, cream cheese, & cool whip mixed together. Then I spread it over the brownies.

Here’s where I ran into some issues. I thought I had plenty of chocolate chips at home, but I only had less then half a bag. I measured it out and I had exactly what the recipe suggests (1 & ½ cups). Unfortunately that was not enough chocolate to cover the entire pan. I just spread it out as much as I could and topped it with my remaining crushed Oreos.

The final step is to let the brownies cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Since it was already 10 pm, I let them cool overnight. The next morning I tried one for breakfast –it was delish! Sadly, all my end product photos came out blurry- probably because it was 6am when I was taking them.

The Verdict: These were tasty but very rich. Honestly, I think I like the Oreo Truffle Brownies just a tad better but I would still make these again.

Things to Note/Consider: One and ½ cups of chocolate was not enough to cover my 9x13 pan -so definitely plan ahead for that. Other then that, I wouldn't change a thing.

Dreamy Oreo Brownies
adapted from Cookies & Cups

1 box of brownie mix with ingredients to prepare them
1 package of coarsely chopped Oreos divided equally into thirds
1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip thawed in the fridge
1 (8oz) block of cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • Prepare brownie batter according to package direction, folding in 1/3 of the chopped Oreos.
  • Bake according to package directions
  • Allow brownies to cool completely
  • Beat cream cheese & powdered sugar until combined and smooth
  • Fold in Cool Whip and another 1/3 of the chopped Oreos
  • Spread the mixture on top of the cooled brownies
  • Melt the chocolate and vegetable oil in the microwave
  • Spread melted chocolate evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

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