I experiment a lot in the kitchen and it’s not too rare an occurrence that my creations don’t turn out as expected or that my flavor combinations are too different to be properly enjoyed. But with six other eaters in my house, I have plenty of people to go to for critiques.
Sometimes I make something and only the kids enjoy it, other times it’s only my parents who do. This time, with these Oreo brownies, everyone enjoyed them. I had just taken the brownies out of the oven and gone upstairs to jot down the recipe, and when I returned to the kitchen almost a third of the brownies had been devoured!
I tried a piece for myself and immediately realized why they were going so quickly: these were amazing pieces of fudgy goodness!
First, there was that flaky layer of chocolate on top: the hallmark of a correctly-made brownie. Then the chocolate chips added a speckling of gooeyness, and the Oreos added a sweet crunch — altogether these were simply amazing brownies.
The best part is that these were super simple to make. You melt the butter, then gradually mix in the rest of the ingredients. You only need the pan, one bowl, a spoon or whisk, and a measuring cup. You don’t need to melt chocolate, dirty a ton of dishes or any of that. It took me about 10 minutes from start to oven.
What’s also great about this recipe is that it is super versatile; you can mix in whatever you like: m&ms, walnuts, peanut butter cups, toffee bits… you name it.
Actually, this recipe is very similar to my Ganache Brownies, only the Oreo brownies have slightly less sugar and no baking powder, making them even fudgier. Still, the Ganache Brownies are a decadent treat that continue to top my list on brownie recipes. But you can try those another day, go to your kitchen right now and whip up these Oreo brownies!
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- ¾ cups white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 8-10 Oreos, chopped
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350F and lightly grease an 8x8 inch pan.
- 2. In a glass or heatproof bowl, melt the butter. Whisk in the sugar, then the vanilla and the two eggs. Be sure to thoroughly whisk at this point, because this is what will create the flaky top.
- 3. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt all at once into the batter. Do not over-mix at this point. Fold in the chocolate chips (you can use dark, milk and/or white chocolate) and the chopped Oreos. You can save some Oreos to top, or add a couple extra on top.
- 4. Bake in the oven for no more than 25 minutes. Enjoy with some ice cream!
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