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Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies

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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. 😉

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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.

Like peppermint at Christmas? How about some of these goodies…

White Chocolate Cheesecake Peppermint Cookies

Kiss My Cookie Bark {Peppermint Edition}

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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake by Shugary Sweets

 

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53 comments

  1. Beautiful brownies.

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

    Crazies.

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. These look ridiculously good! Pinned and sharing on Facebook today. Thanks for always adding new cravings to my life Dorothy!

  3. Featuring tonight! Thanks for sharing Dorothy!

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  8. oh my goodness!! these look amazing! those oreas are a favorite in our house so this recipe is a must try!!

  9. Looks amazing! We love mint and chocolate together so I am totally Pinning these!

  10. Delicious!I love candy canes and brownie and cheesecake – yum!

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  12. These look SO delicious! I will have to check and see if we have those Oreos in Canada. I need some of those brownies! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. 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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