Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cookies & Cream Brownies

I have some friends who keep telling me I should stop posting deliciously fattening recipes on this here blog {you know who you are!}.  I keep thinking...  "if I was a good friend, I would listen to these skinny girls".  But then, I come across a recipe so sinfully delightful that I cannot {CANNOT I say}, keep it to myself.

See, I think a better friend will share the recipe with you...  and then join you as you eat it!

Now, what do you say we go get chubby together!?

Cookies & Cream Brownies

1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 TBSP Cocoa Powder
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips*, divided
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
20 Oreo Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 8x8 inch cake pan {or use the awesome cooking spray that has flour already in it!} 

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until nice & fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition.
Add vanilla & stir.
Add cocoa powder and mix until combined.
Add flour and salt, mixing until batter is smooth.
Fold in 1/2 cups chocolate chips.

Spread mixture into prepared pan. Sink 9 oreos into the batter and gently press. Bake for 25-30 minutes. While brownies are in the oven, crush the remaining oreos and set aside. When finished baking, remove brownies from oven and sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips and crushed oreos evenly on top. Return to oven and bake for about 3 minutes.

While brownies are in the oven, put your peanut butter and remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Melt together until a smooth mixture forms... about a minute and a half. When brownies are done, remove from oven and pour peanut butter mixture on top. Spread with a spatula and gently tap on the counter, making sure the chocolate gets into every crevice. This chocolate mixture is what will bind the brownies together. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

when ready to eat, let brownies sit at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing. If the cookies are a little crumbly and spill, its ok. Trust me, these things are so good you won't even care how they look when all is said and done!

Also, if you are a very smart person, you will get ride of these very soon after slicing into them...otherwise you will find yourself going back for seconds...

and thirds...

and lets face it, fourths.

*I recommend using a high quality chocolate chip. It really does make all the difference. I just can't stand waxy chocolate!!

recipe source: howsweeteats


  1. Best brownies ever!!!!!!! Now I just need to think of a reason to justify making them!

  2. Seriously...those look SO good! I'm not really one of your "skinny" friends...I'm getting more and more chubby everyday...THANKS to your WOnDERFUL blog!!!!! I'm going to make these for sure!

  3. WOW! These look AMAZING! As well as AMAZINGLY FATTENING! But I am a sucker for a really fattening sweet keep em coming! ;)

  4. Did you make these after we left?? I so need to try these!!