Sunday, September 4, 2011

Oreo Brownie Overload

I got the recipe from cookies and cups that I follow through Google Reader and I had added the recipe to my Pinterest. You can get the recipe directly from the printable page for 'dreamy oreo brownies'. I am making slight adjustments in the directions based on how they turned out for me - and how I will do them next time around. See the link for the original recipe.

1 box brownie mix (with ingredients noted on package directions)
1 package Oreo cookies, divided equally in thirds, all coarsely chopped
1/2 tub Cool Whip, thawed
1 8oz package low-fat cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
Original recipe calls for semi sweet chocolate chips and vegetable oil to add a layer of chocolate on top. I will not do this step in my next making of this dessert.
Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, fold in 1/3 of the chopped Oreos. Spray non-stick cooking/baking spray on a 13x9 pan. I did 8x8 and they were crazy thick so note my suggestion of 13x9. Dump the batter in the pan and bake according to directions. Do the toothpick check and once clean let the brownies cool completely.

While the brownies cool, mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined and smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip and 1/3 oreos with spatula. Try not to eat this by the spoonful because it is beyond delicious and totally fantastic. Spread on top of brownies once cooled.

Top with the remaining 1/3 package chopped cookies and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notice the dreamy oreo brownies I made and pictured below have the layer of melted chocolate chips. That is not necessary - it is heavenly and Oreo Brownie overload enough without that. If you must, I would suggest drizzling 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips over the brownies instead of 1 1/2 cups layered in to the dessert.

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