Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies

It’s time for Christmas! Peppermint, eggnog, gingerbread, ornaments, and shopping! Yay!

Well, sort of, right. There’s that pesky little holiday…what’s it called? It’s this week…Black Friday? No…that’s not it…Thanksgiving! Right! Don’t want to forget about that one.

Does anyone else feel like Thanksgiving is now the forgotten step-child of the Fall? Halloween shows up in July, followed closely by Christmas. They’ve been playing Christmas music since the day after Halloween. And, if you happen to be looking for last minute Thanksgiving decorations this weekend, you’ll be hard pressed to find them.

Us bloggers don’t help matters much, do we? Pumpkin starts in August and by Turkey Day there have already been weeks of eggnog and peppermint. I actually feel behind! With the two weeks of pie I haven’t gotten to post any of the awesome Christmas things I’ve made.

And yes, I’ve been making. Up a storm, people! Up. A. Storm.

I really hope that my Aunt and Uncle and extended family like eating Christmas dessert for Thanksgiving. All in the name of the editorial calendar. ;)

So…let’s get started with probably my favorite Christmas dessert yet!

CANDY CANE OREOS.

Is there anything better? I think NOT.

{Except, maybe, Peppermint Jo-Jo’s, Andes chips, Gingerbread Oreos and every single holiday flavor of Hershey’s Kiss.}

But, I can’t just eat the awesome Candy Cane Oreos. Nope. I have to turn them into something. It’s a rule!

I was going to make a crust out of them, and top it with a cheesecake concoction. But then I was inspired by my friend Jocelyn, who stuffs Oreos into brownies like it’s nobody’s business.

And, honestly, after 2 weeks of making crust I want nothing to do with my food processor for, like, at least another week.

I made these for the Bake Sale we did a few weekends ago. Turns out that people don’t think it’s normal to stuff Oreos in brownies and cover them with cheesecake. I got lots of blank stares and exclaimed faces.

Who knew?

{Seriously, these aren’t even that crazy for me, right? I wonder what they’d think of these. Or these.}

But, crazy or not, these are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. With a capital awesome.

Seriously. Make them. Consider them fuel for Black Friday.

You’re welcome. ;)

Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies

Recipe adapted from Inside BruCrew Life.

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix, plus eggs, water, and oil called for on the box
  • 20 Candy Cane Oreos, about 1 package
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream, room temp
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Andes Baking Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Make brownie mix according to package directions. Pour half of the batter into the bottom of the pan and spread to coat. Line the brownie mix with the Oreos and then top them with the remaining brownie mix.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until combined and no lumps remain (your ingredients need to be at least room temperature for this!). Beat in egg and sugar. Pour over brownie mix and spread to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle Andes chips on top of the cheesecake layer.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting. Store in refrigerator.
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Like peppermint at Christmas? How about some of these goodies…

White Chocolate Cheesecake Peppermint Cookies

Kiss My Cookie Bark {Peppermint Edition}

Better than Christmas Poke Cake by Something Swanky

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake by Shugary Sweets

 

{This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingTrick or Treat TuesdayLil’ LunaSweet Treats SaturdayChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!}








Comments

  1. Oh mer gerd. These look seriously good. Those bake sale people don’t know what’s WHAT. Thanks for the link love too!!!
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Christmas Morning Egg Nog MuffinsMy Profile

  2. I too made the mistake of looking for Thanksgiving decorations this week. No where to be found. And my family will also be eating Christmas themed desserts for Turkey Day. Oops. BTW, those look amazing!
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  3. Ha! I know what you mean. I have a peppermint dessert this week too, and I’m taking it to my Aunt’s house on Thursday. :-) These brownies look awesome. Peppermint is my favorite flavor this time of year!

  4. These look awesome! I would love if you would link up at Fall Into the Holidays-

    http://redcrowgreencrow.wordpress.com/2012/11/16/fall-into-the-holidays-9/

    Katie @ Horrific Knits
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  5. I’m one of those people who hates it when the holidays come too early. I’ve been pitching a fit for WEEKS, ever since halloween, that there are christmas decorations in the stores and LIGHTS ON PEOPLE”S HOMES!

    Can we have one holiday at a time? Please? Pretty Please?

    On another note, these look FABULOUS! I must find those oreos and make them!
    The Witch’s Kitchen recently posted..I MAY have done some baking this weekend~My Profile

  6. Thanksgiving does seems to get the shaft every year. Since I have already been baking with eggnog and peppermint for the past few weeks, I am actually making pumpkin for Thanksgiving. LOL I had to laugh…you are so right, I love to stuff Oreos into brownies every chance I get:-) And these peppermint cheesecake Oreo brownies…LOVE them!!! Can you believe that I haven’t bought the candy cane ones yet? I think you have inspired me to stop tomorrow for a package:-) Thanks for the shout out!!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Brownie Mint Rice Krispie TreatsMy Profile

  7. Whoa! Those look Awesome! I was looking all over for the cookies, and I can’t find them in WV… oh well… maybe I’ll have to go over to Va to find them…
    We just did our Thanksgiving dinner tonight and I did not make dessert, because I couldn’t bring myself to make something that I couldn’t photograph… I mean, what a waste of a dessert if I can photograph it! Jeez…
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted..Cakey Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  8. I would eat this whole pan. I’m scarfing down CC Oreos as I type…
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  9. Seriously!! You are just the cleverest baker I know, XOXO
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  10. Yum! Just bought and stashed a bag of those Oreos a couple of weeks ago – now I know what to do with them!
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  11. LOL I think that they sound great, I would have bought you out if I was at your sale!
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  12. These would make excellent fuel for Black Friday! :)
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction recently posted..Pumpkin Eggnog ChaiMy Profile

  13. I have a package of those Oreos in my cupboard! Can’t wait to experiment with them :) Thanks for sharing!
    Liz recently posted..Coconut, Oatmeal, Raisin, Chocolate Bar CookiesMy Profile

  14. Ok now I need to find Candy Cane AND Gingerbread Oreos. Apparently the stores I frequent are either delayed in their Christmasy food selection or super lame and don’t plan on carrying these items. Either way, I am determined to get my hands on some! These look amazing. I’m a sucker for cream cheese brownies, and I do believe throwing in some Oreos might make them that much better. So delicious!
    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection recently posted..Apple Cream Cheese MuffinsMy Profile

  15. Ugh, I love you so much. Even if we’re neighbors and you ate them all and didn’t share. I still love you because I know you’re capable of making something so glorious. And pepperminty. I can’t get enough of peppermintttttt.
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Deep Dish Gingerbread Oreo-Stuffed CookiesMy Profile

  16. You’re killin’ me.
    Mindy recently posted..Mom’s Salami & Swiss Sandwich LoafMy Profile

  17. I agree! Thanksgiving is so left and we all have so much to be thankful for we need to remember it, but on the other hand I get really excited for Christmas and I want to forge ahead and embrace it early too!
    Julie @ Julie’s Eats & Treats recently posted..Chicken Bacon Ranch TaquitosMy Profile

  18. Oh my goodness…these look so yummy! Poor Thanksgiving, it does get the shaft. I just recently stepped out of my Oreo comfort zone and purchased the mint Oreo’s. Now I am determined to try them ALL! This will be the perfect way to try the peppermint :)
    Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes recently posted..What’s for Dinner?My Profile

  19. oh wow these look yummy! I LOVE LOVE peppermint anything!

  20. These look amazing!!! I am a huge peppermint and chocolate fan! In fact I drink Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate all year long :) Can you please bring me a plate of these Friday morning? I’m going to need some fuel for my Black Friday shopping! Maybe I will see you out there… ;)
    Allie recently posted..Candy Bar Cheesecake BrowniesMy Profile

  21. You have the most amazing ideas! I don’t care if the others didn’t ‘get’ these brownies – they are definitely a win in my book!
    Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box recently posted..Traditional British Rhubarb CrumbleMy Profile

  22. I Love anything with chocolate and peppermint, I love all brownies, and I am obsessed with Oreo. These are a win!
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama recently posted..Maple Pecan BaklavaMy Profile

  23. Oh I don’t know what is wrong with people? How could they give blank stares at something as Tasty and Amazing as Oreo Stuffed into Anything! Love these
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Buffalo Wing HaogiesMy Profile

  24. I just saw these the other day but passed them up because if I didn’t have some sort of plan, they’d ‘disappear.’ These look so festive!
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen recently posted..Maple Brussels Sprouts with BaconMy Profile

  25. Oh my heavens. These are to die for! I’d love for you to share this at Tuesday’s Table for the Holidays – http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-holiday-ideas.html
    zentMRS recently posted..Tuesday’s Table: Holiday Ideas!My Profile

  26. Oh Dorothy you have outdid yourself with this yummy dessert! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Pamela recently posted..Blue and White Christmas Vanilla CupcakesMy Profile

  27. What a wonderful combo of two of my favorites!
    I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Link Party with a special something. There is a pretty nice Giveaway going on this week too. Here is the link:
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-5-giveaway.html

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  28. Beautiful brownies.

    I love when people stare at you like you’re a freak for making delicious desserts.

    Crazies.

    :)
    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate recently posted..Lindt Chocolate RSVP Preview PartyMy Profile

  29. These look ridiculously good! Pinned and sharing on Facebook today. Thanks for always adding new cravings to my life Dorothy!
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  30. Featuring tonight! Thanks for sharing Dorothy!
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  31. oh my goodness!! these look amazing! those oreas are a favorite in our house so this recipe is a must try!!
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  32. Looks amazing! We love mint and chocolate together so I am totally Pinning these!
    Tonia@thegunnysack recently posted..Smarties {Surprise} Christmas Countdown CalendarMy Profile

  33. Delicious!I love candy canes and brownie and cheesecake – yum!
    Holly Lefevre recently posted..DIY! Christmas Tree CrateMy Profile

  34. These look SO delicious! I will have to check and see if we have those Oreos in Canada. I need some of those brownies! ;)
    Jenn recently posted..Snowman CupcakesMy Profile

  35. I was so excited to make these, unfortunately they didn’t turn out how I had hoped…one brownie mix and one batch of the cheesecake topping is nowhere near enough to fill a 9 x 13 pan. An 8×8 should be used or if not, two boxes of brownie mix to fully layer and coat the brownies in the 9×13.

    • What size brownie mix did you use? A traditional size box for a 9×13 pan should fit okay but if you’re using the pouch brownie, then yes, you would need to use the smaller pan.

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