Oreo Lover’s Care Package

Oreo tray

Image above: Oreo brownies, Oreo chunk cookies, and Oreo bars

It’s that time of year when the college kids go back to school.  They get to meet new people and start new classes.  It’s a lot of change and it can be stressful.  I find that baked goods are excellent for stress.  This care package was inspired by my nephew who likes Oreos.  I have done other cupcake recipes with Oreos hidden inside, but I didn’t think the buttercream was a good idea for shipping.  Hopefully, I packed the container well enough that he won’t be receiving a box of crumbs.

Oreo Brownies:  This recipe is pretty straight forward.  Double-up any brownie mix.  Place half of batter in a pan, place a layer of Oreos, and then pour the rest of the batter on top of the Oreos.  Found recipe at  iheartnaptime.net

Oreo Brownies

Oreo Chunk Cookies: This is a very simple recipe.  The base of this recipe is similar to most whoopee pie recipes that I’ve seen: cake mix, one stick of melted butter, one egg, and vanilla.  See the exact recipe for full details.  I deviated from the recipe in that I only choose to use only Oreos as my add-ins.  I didn’t want to use chocolate chips.  I used a combination of Oreo chunks and ground Oreos.  Found recipe at http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2014/02/chocolate-chip-cookies-cream-cookies/

Oreo Cookies

Oreo Bars: These bars are similar to rice krispie treats.  However, instead of using cereal there are chopped up Oreos.  Make sure you use a large enough bowl to melt the marshmallows and butter.  I had a bit of explosion in the microwave.  Found recipe at  picky-palate.com

Oreo Bars

See Other Oreo Related Posts:

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Oreo Cupcakes

oreo cupcake

Oreo in a Cupcake

Slutty Brownies

Slutty Brownies, for a Chocolate Whore

HAPPY BAKING!

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Brownie A La Mode

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1 Picky Eater + 1 Picky Eater = 1 Awesome Dessert

My daughter informed me last weekend that it was National Ice Cream Cream and she decided we needed to make some coffee flavored ice cream.  I’m a bit partial to mochas so I decided to throw in some chocolate chips for flavor and texture.  However, my son doesn’t like anything coffee flavored.  I couldn’t very well do a dessert for only one child.  That’s when this idea came to me – brownie a la mode.  Seemed like a perfect solution: my son eats the brownie and my daughter enjoys the ice cream.  I wasn’t neglecting either one of my kids.  The result was beyond all expectations!  It was a sensational flavor and texture combination.

ICE CREAM RECIPE

This ice cream is ridiculously easy to make.  It doesn’t require an ice cream maker.  And, it tastes amazing.  I simply added 7 Tbls of vienna coffee power and 1 cup of chocolate chips (chopped to 1/4 original size)

Here’s a video on how to make it …

BROWNIE RECIPE (really any favorite recipe would work)

Ingredients:

3 eggs

1 c granulated sugar

1 c brown sugar

1/2 c cocoa powder

1 c flour

1 Tbls vanilla

1 1/2 sticks butter, melted

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease 8×8 pan

2.  Beat eggs until fluffy

3.  Add sugars, beat until mixed

4.  Add cocoa powder, flour, vanilla, butter, salt.  Beat until mixed.

5.  Stir in chocolate chips

6.  Pour into greased 8×8 pan

7.  Bake 40-45 minutes, until middle doesn’t jiggle

8.  Allow to cool thoroughly before slicing and serving

 

 

 

 

Slutty Brownies, for a Chocolate Whore

Slutty Brownies

These brownies are dedicated to chocolate lovers that never find a dessert “too rich.”  I was a little shocked when I mentioned to my kids that I was making slutty brownies and they knew exactly what I was talking about.  I can’t take credit for the idea, although I elaborated on the name a bit.  After reading a few recipes and speaking to a friend about her experience baking Slutty Brownies, here are my suggestions on how to ensure a great dessert:

1.  Preheat oven to 350

2.  Use a glass 8×8 or 9×9 pan (recipes that are larger do not end up baking well in the center & glass pan ensured that cookie on bottom did not overcook).

3.  Line the pan with two sheets of aluminum foil placed criss-cross

4.  Spray the foil with cooking spray

5.  Make a 1/2 batch of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie batter (follow recipe on pkg) place in prepared pan and pack dough in tightly

6.  Place 16 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on cookie dough and slightly press into the dough

7.  Place 16 Oreos (not double stuffed – not enough room for everything) directly on top of peanut butter cups

8.  Using a brownie mix for 8×8 or 9×9 pans, follow recipe.  Pour batter over Oreos until Oreos are covered completely.  (I did not use the entire brownie mix- I didn’t want the brownies to heave over side of pan while baking)

9.  Bake for 50-60 min.  Just until toothpick at 2 inches from edge of brownie comes out clean, but center still sticks to toothpick

10.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before covering it to store

11.  Allow to cool completely overnight before slicing and serving!!!

Okay, if you’re really desperate to try it warm – go for it!  Just don’t expect the piece to come out looking pretty or not falling apart completely.  

HAPPY BAKING!

Nutella Brownies (gluten free)

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Easiest recipe ever – only 2 ingredients (4 eggs and 1 cup of Nutella, plus powdered sugar for garnish).

I used the recipe at www.highheelsandgrills.com.

However, I found the last step in the directions to be comical.  It says “Can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.”  First of all, these hardly lasted one hour in my house.  Second, any dessert recipe that says how to store it for a week I find puzzling.  If it is a good recipe, why would it hang around that long?  And if it isn’t any good and might last that long, perhaps it isn’t worth making.  If you decide to make these, ignore the last step and enjoy the brownies!