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Monday, April 26, 2010

Brain Food: Oreo Brownies

Ask an author, blogger or most any sane person on earth what food cures all ills and
they'll all give you the same answer: Chocolate.

If they don't say chocolate they'll probably say something sweet. Cake, cookies, ice cream, candy...
It doesn't really matter. It's all brain food that fuels the fire and keeps you going at
all hours of the day and night.

That's what I needed tonight, so I decided to make ooey gooey delicious Oreo Brownies and share the recipe with  my readers. And as a bonus, I'll even show you how to make them. So let's get started....

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 double stuff oreos, crushed
  • 3/4 cup flour

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Dump the oil, butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk it all together until it looks like a goopy yolk colored mess. (I promise it will get better. Then add the cocoa powder, and do it in small bits or you'll wind up with a cloud of cocoa flying around your kitchen. You can see these steps below.

3. Add the flour and salt and keep stirring. Now, you should have a chocolately mess.

4. Find your package of Oreos and a plastic bag big enough for about 6 or 7 cookies. (Yes, you can eat one or ten during this step. I won't tell.) Once the cookies are in the bag, CRUSH! Large pieces of cookie and cream are good, so don't go too crazy. When you're finished mix the pieces into the batter.


5. Grease an 8x8 square pan. Pour the batter into it and place it into the oven. Bake for 30 mins or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Note: Clean here is a relative term as these brownies are gooey.

6. Let them cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting. Yes, I'm serious. These are full of delicious, chocolately goodness, but they will be less delicious if you cut them to early and the brownie falls apart and plops on the floor of your kitchen. Do yourself a favor and wait.

7. As a friend of mine says, eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner until they are all gone.

Hopefully you enjoy these as much as I do. They are the perfect palette pleaser for chocolate lovers. The Oreos add texture and a little taste of vanilla, but if you're not an Oreo fan you can use 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Happy baking!


  1. I can see how they'd be good for breakfast, lunch & dinner. But what about dessert? :)

  2. OMG, YUM! :D I don't have oreos but I'm sure I can hunt around for a substitute...YUM LOL :D

  3. Love them, of course. (Also, my captcha has nom in it :D!)

  4. I need these brownies, they look too good! I am grabbing this recipe!

  5. mmmm looks good. We've nominated you for an award.

  6. Oh they look delicious! I'm officially making these today while my fiance is off at work..hah, he'll be lucky if he gets any.

  7. Brownies = GOOD.
    Double-Stuf Oreos = GOOD.
    Double-Stuf Oreo brownies = OMG I LOVE YOU WILL YOU MARRY ME???

  8. Man, these look delish! So, when are you sending me a batch?

  9. I am most definitely making this recipe tonight. I've never heard of oreos and brownies put together..YUM! :)