Friday, February 13, 2009

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies


Now these brownies are just dangerous. It made a huge 9x13 pan (and this was halving the recipe) and I ended up freezing most of them. And now for the past couple of months I've been slowly nibbling away at my stash. I love eating them frozen - they're so fudgey, rich and chocolatey. Yum yum dangerous. Of course they're delicious at room temperature too.


Oh and guess what? I finally got the Baker's Edge Brownie Pan!!! I've yet to use it but can't wait to try it out. Mind you when I use it I'm going to want to eat the whole pan because brownie edge pieces are really hard to resist. Actually I'm thinking about making Peabody's snickerdoodle blondies in it. How good do those look?

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Quintuple Chocolate Brownies
Rich Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Chunk Malt Cookies
Chocolate Fudge Souffle Bars

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies
Adapted from Ina Garten found on La cuisine d'Hélène

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
25 Oreo cookies, chopped

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9"x13" baking pan.

In a heatproof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.

Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean; do not overbake. Allow to cool. Refrigerate until cold then cut into squares.

105 comments:

kickpleat said...

oh yum!!! these look good. i never buy oreos, but maybe i should!

VeggieGirl said...

Outraaaaaaaaaageously holy yum; and hooray for the brownie pan!!! :-D

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

OMG!!! Seriously outrageous. Those are incredible!

Tara said...

These look INCREDIBLE!! :) I love brownies with a passion!

Sara said...

Oh my...I think I'm drooling just a bit. That's look amazing!!

Cakebrain said...

OMG! I didn't think brownies could be made way better! What a fantastic idea! The oreos are a wonderful addition!

Pearl said...

lord.

Snooky doodle said...

I don't have any doubt that these are delicious. Oh they look so good I m trying to grab some. yummu Happy Valentine's day

Jennifer said...

My husband LOVES Oreos!!! These look great!!

e-rock said...

These look great! Can't wait to try them at home.

carol said...

OH MY GOSH! Those would be dangerous in this house for sure! Do they ever look GOOD! A must-try for me!

Erin said...

These look fabulous! I love how rich and chocolaty they are.

Chris said...

These look as dense as fudge!! What a deliciously decadent Valentine's treat. When has Ina ever been wrong? :D

Anonymous said...

Just took the brownies out of the oven - can´t wait for them to cool down!

Ricki said...

I can totally understand why these are dangerous--and I don't even like oreos!! Hope you enjoyed a nibble on V-Day (frozen or not!). :)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a great idea - I confess I would cheat and use the box mix with the oreos... Shhhhh
Thanks for the tip!

Elizabeth said...

I love oreos and I can't imagine how good they must be in brownies. YUM...

pepsakoy said...

Gorgeous !

But you seemed to forget to halve the flour in your recipe..:)

Johanna said...

oh yes please - I love a recipe with outrageous in the title - they sound decadently delightful!

Vegetation said...

Time to throw away my bathroom scales! I'll happily eat these for the rest of my life!

annieseats said...

OMG, Ina's brownies are already my favorites but adding Oreos - what a great idea! I have half an open package in the pantry, I think they have just found their purpose!

eatme_delicious said...

pepsakoy: Oh no! =( I hope I haven't ruined anyone's brownies now... thank you so much for pointing that out! I've updated the recipe.

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: I hope they turned out well for you! I stupidly forgot to half the flour when writing out the recipe... so I'm really hoping they turned out okay for you. =(

Sefi said...

Hmm... Sounds really good!
But how much grams is a stick of butter? Should it be melted?

eatme_delicious said...

Sefi: There's a really great butter converter here: http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/butter_converter.html. 1 stick = 113.4 grams.

eatme_delicious said...

Sefi: Oh and yes you do end up melting the butter as you'll see in the second paragraph of the recipe. It's not pre-melted or anything though.

Grace said...

let's be serious--anything made with oreos is dangerous. :)
i, for one, am looking forward to those snickerdoodle blondies in your special pan!

Beatrice said...

I think I could only make these if I was baking for a large group, as I would eat myself sick otherwise. They look AMAZING, though.

Elyse said...

oh these pictures are taunting me! i need these brownies right now; they look soooo good. ultimate comfort food.

Ana said...

These look incredible!!! Talk about mouthwatering and amazing job on the pictures.... will have to make some ASAP.

Helene said...

They are beautiful. Great picture. We love these brownies.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, I wish I lived nearby - you would not have to freeze anything. ;D
These are fabulous!

CookiePie said...

Oh man, it's not enough to make gorgeous, rich, amazing brownies -- you have to add OREOS to them??? YUM!

Rhonda said...

These look so delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe.

duodishes said...

Totally yummers! Love the way those brownie pans really make the brownies look fab.

Sharona May said...

Seriously?! thoses are amazing brownies.

Sharona May

Deborah said...

I've never tried frozen brownies, but it does sound delicious!!

Anonymous said...

Most people commented before making them. This is a very mediocre recipe at best. I would definitely nix the instant coffee granules. I only used 1 tablespoon and that was bad enough. Also, they could be more rich. Instead of 1 cup (half pound) of semisweet morsels, I'd up it to 3/4 pound (1 1/2 cups). Good firmness though.

Bunny said...

I would definetly eat these frozen!! Great looking brownies!

Katrina said...

Delicious! Awesome pictures!

Katy said...

Omg, those look amazing! They combine two of my favorite things, cookies and brownies. What's not to love?

Maria said...

Oreos and brownies, too good to be true~!

Anonymous said...

You may have changed the ingredients part of the recipe, but the directions still use one and one fourth cups. Very confusing.

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: Wow I really messed up with this recipe! Thanks for pointing that out - I've now changed it.

Usha said...

This looks incredible :-)

Akshath said...

Oh my god !! I messed up my keyboard! :D

Rika...Im Loving It!!! said...

I'm not even fond of oreos and Im salivating...

you truly have a gift, my dear!!!!

michael said...

It seems really very delicious!

Rhonda A said...

I followed this recipe to the hilt. The 3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and the 1/2 lb unsweetened chocolate with the coffee made these brownies bitter. No sweetness at all. Needs less unsweetened chocolate or more sugar or both.

My take on small things said...

OMG!! This looks decadent! It's going to ruin my non-diet diet but I'm gonna make them and enjoy!!

Richngermany said...

Food Porn :)

eatme_delicious said...

Rhonda: That's too bad you didn't like it. It's supposed to be 1/2 lb semisweet chocolate, not unsweetened chocolate - not sure if you used all unsweetened or used some semisweet.

RecipeGirl said...

Oh I absolutely love these. I seem to make them every time I want to test out variations on brownies!

Nickname unavailable said...

I just made these this morning. While I cannot comment on the flavor yet as I just took them out of the oven, I do need to comment on baking time. These only took 25 minutes to bake, and I'm concerned that even at that length of time, they are potentially overcooked. I set the timer 10 minutes short just to make sure, and still... very disappointed! :-(

Kiwi said...

These look outstanding! And healthy sort of...this I have to try.

Heidi / Savory Tv said...

Seriously? It's a marriage made in heaven!

Emma said...

wow I just stumbled upon your blog and what a find it was! I've just recently really gotten into vegetarian cooking and your blog has provided me with just the inspiration I needed. I'm also so glad that Oreos decided to take a trip across the ocean to the UK which means I can make this lovely recipe too :)

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Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I am definitely going to have to make these very, very soon! These look unbelievable!!! Yum!!!

Bellini Valli said...

Great way to combine two favourites:D

VanderbiltWife said...

I think there is drool running down my face. Oh my word!

Anonymous said...

ohhhhh these look good! i am drooling!
great idea! :D

food said...

great yum really i wish to eat now

Anonymous said...

This recipe doesnt work, i followed it exactly, but its didnt bind, there wasnt enough flour in it to hold the mixture, however it does make for one heck of a yummy brownie gooey mess, i think you need to almost double the flour at least a full cup!

eatme_delicious said...

Anonymous: Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you! I'm not sure why though because I used the stated amount of flour. Well at least it was a yummy mess. =)

Anonymous said...

The brownies are in the oven as I speak (type) - thank you for sharing the recipe! I'm making them for school. All the other people will worship me as their god when I bring these in. :D

Ingrid said...

Your brownies look wonderful. Love the bits of oreos you can see. I like the idea of eating them cold out of the freezer. With three children and their friends over all the time nothing lasts to get into the freezer.

Btw, I made Peabody's snickerdoodle blondies. They were good but Julia of Dozen Flours has (in my opinion) a better one. I've made both (julia's several times) and everyone who has had them loves them. When I made Peabody's they knew it wasn't same. I didn't tell them just to see. Either way I'll be back to see your opinion.
~ingrid

Anonymous said...

I made this recipe the other day and the brownies turned out great! I loved that they were fudgy, rather than cakey. They really do taste best cold, unexpectedly. I'd make this recipe again in a heartbeat.

Anna said...

Hey There!

I just wanted to let you know that the Seattle Examiner is using your Oreo Brownie photo. Maybe you don't mind, but the photo credit should go to you.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1631-Seattle-Chef-About-Town-Examiner~y2009m2d26-Oreo-Brownie-recipe-for-that-chocolate-fix

Anonymous said...

Whoops, sorry. It's Dallas examiner but it's their "Seattle" chef around town.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1631-Seattle-Chef-About-Town-Examiner~y2009m2d26-Oreo-Brownie-recipe-for-that-chocolate-fix

eatme_delicious said...

Anna: Oh wow thank you I really appreciate you letting me know! =)

John Arne said...

Hi y'all. I would like to say a big THANK YOU for this recipe. I went with the double recipe, and just today I ran my third batch. Would have to agree to shorten the cooking time slightly for a maximum chocklaty fudgy experience. Too bad I am on a low carb diet.. ok I went in the deep end first time I made them and chomped down 15 in a weekend. :)....

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to have to buy a brownie pan and make these. Actually I bought mint Newman-O's at the store today...yum... I think the mint should make up for the fact that I won't be using coffee in it (allergy).

Lauren said...

My roommates and I made these for another roommates birthday and they turned out amazing! We decorated them with pink icing and they looked so pretty :)

One word of caution...make sure you leave the oreo pieces big enough so they don't get lost in the mixture.

Thank you so much for the recipe - it is very college- kitchen/ budget friendly, which we appreciate!

Traveling Painter said...

these are making me have chocolate desire-induced heart palpitations!

ink, paper, glitter said...

oh yummmoo!! i just have to try these!!

tfs

cb said...

Oh they look sooooo good. I wish I had some.

Anna said...

My mouth is watering just looking at these brownies. Wish I could lift one right off the page for dessert tonight! YUM!!

Kevin said...

Those oreo stuffed brownies look so good!

Anonymous said...

I made these for a pot luck and everyone loved them! They came out perfectly, although I did leave out 1/3 of the butter (I felt guilty, lol!). I must say I look forward to trying more of your delicious treats. Thanks for the pics too!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

omg. I found this via Stumble Upon. I have to make these.

EyePatchWolf said...

Since no one really drinks coffee in my house, I bought a small packet of single serve instant coffee packets, and discovered that two packets equals the amount called for in the recipe. However, on the second batch I only used one packet, and I think that added just enough coffee flavor.

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kimberleyblue said...

These sound too dangerous for me to make. Just too delicious, I wouldn't have the willpower to freeze any of them. Wow, they sound good!

Juliette said...

My supervisor told me to bake cookies or something as bribes for the A/V guys at work. Needless to say, these did the trick. :D

Anonymous said...

those look amazing! i've got to make some

Sam said...

Any tips for high-altitude baking? I live a mile above sea level and I know baking is different. Thanks!

eatme_delicious said...

Sam: I'm not sure but you can check out this blog: http://jenyu.net/blog/ because I know she lives at a high altitude and does lots of baking. =)

Carrie said...

these look yummy. i don't usually buy oreos but i might have to pick some up for this recipe

Foodaholic said...

Those brownies look so yummy. Your photos are fantastic as always.

UK Foodie said...

Oh My God, they look so moist and delicious, will definately be giving the recipe a try - thanks for sharing!

Log Homes said...

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too...I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend! Thanks :)

Morten Pedersen said...

I do love cakes and these ones look lovely. Thanks for the recipe.

Michelle said...

Hello, I'm going to make this for my boyfriends birthday, and can anyone tell me what the coffee grounds do? Granted, its not a lot, but can you taste them???

eatme_delicious said...

Michelle: The coffee/espresso enhances the chocolate flavour. You don't taste it. If you don't have any then don't worry about adding it. Hope your boyfriend likes them!

Healthy Girl said...

Finally oreos and brownies come together! Yum! I can't wait to try this recipe! I can hear my stomach asking for them

montrealmiss said...

Hi! These brownies were pretty great! A little on the super-rich side however. My boyfriend made them (I dictated) with half the butter and they were delicious (but like I said, still very rich). I'd suggest maybe taking out an egg too.

Also, I'd suggest eating them with something fruity... just to offset the weighty-ness.

Okay, I'm getting hungry again......

Sylvia said...

I liked this recipe for brownies pretty well but I would have to agree that it was really rich! It's a great dish to take to pot luck dinners because it's hard to have more than one...
-Sylvia
Cigar Reviews

anja said...

IT TASTED LIKE AWESOMENESS!!!!

anja said...

IT TASTED LIKE AWESOMENESS!!!!

SLeming said...

i made them. best brownies i have ever eaten.

brennaboo said...

I just made these, as directed, but with milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. So delicious. Thanks!!!

Tina said...

I tried this recipe and they were delicious. But I love cheesecake brownies, so now this is my go to recipe for making my now famous cheesecake oreo brownies. After you pour the oreo brownie mix into your pan top it off with a mixture of 16oz cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 2/3c sugar, and 2 eggs. Spread it out over the brownie mixture and you can even make a nice design on top if you save some of the brownie mixture. Thank you for this recipe, I use it at least once a week! they go fast :)

eatme_delicious said...

Tina: Ooo the cheesecake oreo brownies sound delicious!

Anonymous said...

I tried it using mildly sweet oreo and sub 15g of semisweet chocolate chips with unsweetened chocolate, but still think it's way too sweet ~_~
the flavor is probably a little too strong for most asians I believe~ I will try again with less sugar next time.
Thanks for the amazing idea anyhow~ :)