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Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

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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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  • October 19, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Chocoholic I am… recovering, I am not! These look amazing. Funny, just last night I was thinking about baking with oreos…

    • Chris
      October 19, 2011 at 8:06 am

      Lol! I think it’s an uncurable addiction. Baking with oreos is always a good idea! 🙂

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  • Katie Radhose
    October 19, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I’m going to be fat because of you !!! 🙂

    • Chris
      October 19, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      Lol Katie! My secret? Bake them before going to visit family. This way you offload the dessert on them after tasting it. Works every time 🙂

  • October 19, 2011 at 10:47 am

    These are insaaaane. I’m curious about baking with the ice cream–I’d think it would melt in, since it’s, y’know, ice cream and all. How does the flavor show up in the finished brownies?

    • Chris
      October 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Tara, yes the ice cream does end up melting. I just threw a scoop into the batter right while it was all mixing up. The brownies came out super chocolaty from everything else, but when you take a bite you do get a hint of that ice creamy flavor.

    • Chris
      October 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      If only there were any left to share! They didn’t last the day 🙂

    • Chris
      October 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      A recovering chocoholic? Inconceivable! ^_~

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Oh man, these look WAY too good. I will never be a “recovering” chocoholic. I’m proud of my “chocoholic” status. ha ha! Great recipe!!!!!!

    • Chris
      October 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

      To quote Bugs Bunny, “Ain’t I a stinker?” 🙂 Hope you make and enjoy them

  • October 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Oh boy – this is the last thing I needed to see! I am going through choco- mania right now! And these… these need to be sitting on my counter very very soon.

  • Dana B
    October 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    wow. 8-o May I make a request for consideration? Can you add Ziplist recipe box to your blog so I could save your recipes? They’re crowding my desktop! 🙂

    • Chris
      October 26, 2011 at 8:09 am

      That sounds like a great idea, thanks Dana! I’m looking into implementing it on the site. No more overcrowding that desktop 🙂

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  • emily
    November 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    made these for my boyfriend who loves chocolate. instead of oreos i used trader joes candy cane joe-joe’s to give it a little holiday flavor. they came out well but took closer to 60 minutes to bake in my oven. next time i will probably split the batter between 2 pans vs just one. great recipe,really enjoyed making it.

    • Chris
      November 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks for letting us know you tried these out Emily! Love the idea of candy cane joe-joes. Do you think that is what increased the bake time? Happy Holidays!

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