Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Recovering chocoholics, close this page now.

Seriously.

This recipe is exploding with chocolate, and I don’t want to be held responsible for you relapsing and eating a whole batch of Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies.

Still here? Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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These mondo chocolaty oreo brownies have it all; dark chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, hot fudge, chunks of Oreo, and a big scoop of cookies and cream ice cream just for good measure. To quote my 14 year old brother Jim, “they’re awesome”.

I’m a big fan of brownies (who isn’t) but always made them from the box, never knowing any better. I used to do a lot more cooking than baking, but I’ve slowly been branching out and trying new things. In July I first made home made chocolate fudge brownies, and since than I have sworn off the boxed stuff. Alright, maybe I haven’t exactly abandoned them in earnest, but the point is, if I’m going to indulge, I prefer to do it right. So for Nana’s birthday party this weekend I decided to bake brownies, only this time I wanted to kick up the level of gooey chocolatiness.

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Most of the Oreo Brownie recipes I came across used boxed mix which is fine. I’ve made them and they come out great. But as I said, if I’m going to give in to the chocolate madness, I want to do it right. So I started with that same home made chocolate fudge brownie recipe I first fell in love with. From there I added half a cup of hot fudge (oh yeah!), and for good measure, because I love cookies and cream ice cream so much, I added half a cup of that as well.

I couldn’t just leave well enough alone, so I chopped up some Oreos and threw those into the batter too – because Oreos make everything even better. Want to know the only thing better than Oreos? Double Stuffed Oreos. And I had intended on using those, but somehow the package I picked up earlier in the week disappeared before I could bake (I wasn’t the only cookie thief!) – so I used regular Oreos.

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I don’t often stray from recipes. I guess I’m not a confident cook/baker yet. So I was a little nervous when I put these in the oven. But after they had come out of the oven and cooled, as I cut into them I knew I had succeeded; no kitchen failure this day. Just lots of chocolate goodness. No one flavor overwhelms the other. These aren’t plain old Oreo brownies – these are cookies and cream Oreo fudge brownies. You taste all of it in each bite, which is, to quote my brother again, “awesome”. :)

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Recipe: Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge
  • 1/2 cup cookies and cream ice cream
  • 12 Oreo’s – cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an 8″square baking pan with PAM. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving 2 inches hanging over the sides. Spray parchment paper.
  2. In a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stir together butter, chocolate, and cocoa powder. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale, about 4 minutes. Add chocolate mixture and mix until combined. Add hot fudge and ice cream, mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, mixing until combined.
  5. Add Oreo’s to batter, folding in to incorporate.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan. Spread evenly with spatula. Bake about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Let cool in pan about 15 minutes.
  7. Lift brownies out of pan. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Cooking time: 35 minute(s)

If you want the “easier” recipe using boxed brownie mix, click here.

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