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Jan 04

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Why roll your Oreo Truffles when you can press them on top of brownies?? This is one of my favorite recipes: the original Oreo Truffle Brownies!!

Oreo Truffle Brownies - this easy brownie recipe is topped with Oreo truffles! Why roll the truffles when you can put them on top of brownies?

About a year ago, Jordan’s school had an evening book and craft fair. We went to dinner with some friends and then drove over to the school to buy some new books.

As we walked through the parking lot, at 7:00 at night in the late Fall, the stars were coming out.

Jordan turned to me and said something to the effect of, “Wow, is this how dark it gets?”

I thought she was joking. Her friend and his mom laughed. And then I realized something.

She was serious. She really didn’t know how dark it gets.

Because she always goes to bed before 8:00. And, other than Halloween, we were hardly ever outside after dark. The poor child had been deprived of nighttime.

I’m really not a horrible parent. I just value my sanity.

Easy Oreo Truffle Brownies Recipe

You see, no matter what time she goes to bed, she wakes up no later than 6:30. Recently, we hit a long stretch of bouncing into my bedroom before six. And when she loses sleep it takes her days to recover it.

Days, people. Days of tantrums and general unpleasantness.

But this year I decided to be nice. We had people over for New Year’s Eve and let her stay up to celebrate the ball drop…with the East Coast live show at 9:00.

And I may have let her think it was midnight.

Maybe. But I will neither confirm nor deny that.

As for the screaming and unpleasantness…for going to bed at 10:00 pm, she was pretty good until bedtime Sunday. There may have been a lot of TV on that day. And the next.

But I will not confirm nor deny that either.

What I will confirm?

That these brownies rock.

Oreo Truffle Brownies - this easy brownie recipe is the BEST! Don't roll the Oreo truffles, press them on top of brownies for a chocolatey fudgy treat!

I didn’t make Oreo Truffles this year. I wanted too, but ran out of time for all that rolling and dipping.

And then I thought, why not just make an Oreo Truffle layer? On brownies? And spread melted chocolate on top? So. Much. Easier.

And tasty, too.

I’ll be making these again for sure. As for letting Jordan see the night sky again…well, there’s always New Year’s Eve next year.

I’m kidding.


Notes about the recipe:

  • Use any brand of brownie mix you want, as long as you make it in an 8×8 pan. A few brands have the smaller size option, or you can use my homemade brownie mix recipe and make it as directed for a 9×9 pan (but bake it in an 8×8).
  • Use ANY flavor Oreo to change up the flavor!
  • The crushed Oreos on top are optional, but pretty.
  • It’s best to let these set at room temperature so you don’t get splintery chocolate when you cut them. (You know, like in the photos.) 🙂

Oreo Truffle Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies

Total Time: 1 hour

Why roll Oreo Truffles when you can put them on top of brownies?? Use your favorite brownie mix or recipe and make Oreo Truffle Brownies!! They're so chocolatey and delish.


  • 1 box brownie mix, any brand (8x8 pan size) and ingredients called for on box
  • (Or you can use my homemade brownie mix recipe, baked in an 8x8 pan)
  • 23 Oreo Cookies, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening


  1. Bake brownies according to package directions, using foil to cover your pan for easy removal. Leave in pan and let cool completely. (The refrigerator can help speed up this process.)
  2. Finely crush 20 Oreo cookies in a food processor. Add cream cheese to food processor and pulse until mixture is combined and smooth, scraping down the sides of the machine as needed. Spread over brownies and press to compact.
  3. Place remaining 3 Oreo cookies in a large resealable bag and roll with a rolling pin to crush.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and oil or shortening in a microwave safe bowl (on high in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth). Spread evenly over Oreo truffle mixture using an offset spatula. Sprinkle with Oreo cookie crumbs. Let set before slicing into bars. (Note: it's best to let these set at room temperature. If you chill them, the chocolate will splinter when cut, so be sure they are room temperature before cutting if you care about that.)

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Look how far I’ve come:
Original Photo: 2012
Updated: 2016

oreo truffle brownies

17 comments on “Oreo Truffle Brownies

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  2. Made these today for my mom to take to work. I let the edges get a bit too hard (always forget JUST how much the brownies harden after removing from the oven – gotta take them out way before a toothpick comes out clean!!) But I think the moist truffle layer will make up for it. I just used the icing packet that came with the brownie mix instead of using chocolate chips and decorated the top with chopped Easter chocolate mini eggs candies!! I’d like to try making these again using peanut butter sandwich cookies, and also using vanilla sandwich cookies with strawberry cream cheese (I’ve done that for making the actual truffles before and people love it, so I can only imagine that adding a layer of brownies to that would be excellent!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      I’m glad you liked them! Sorry they cooked too much. I always err on the side of underbaked with brownies!


      • Nikki replied on June 23rd, 2013 at 8:03 pm

        Apparently I got rave reviews and recipe requests for these, so I shared the recipe and told them to check out your blog for other dangerously good looking recipes!! Thanks for the AMAZING blog – The pictures and clean layout are quick ‘sellers’ for your recipes even before you realize how good the actual thing is!

        • Dorothy Kern replied on June 26th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

          Thank you Nikki!

          • Nikki replied on July 11th, 2013 at 3:01 pm

            Ok, so I just made these again – this time using peanut butter sandwich cookies and peanut butter chips. Got good reviews again and a recipe request – I sent them the link to your blog!!

            • Dorothy Kern replied on July 12th, 2013 at 7:20 am

              YUM! LOVE it, thanks Nikki!

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  8. Just made these with a King Sized Hershey bar in the brownie layer (a steal from your recent cookie truffle post), semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the brownies, and chocolate cream Oreos. If lightening strikes me today, I’ll die a happy gal thanks to this recipe. Fantastic!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 15th, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoy them Stacey!


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