Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies


brownies with candy cane oreos and cheesecake on top on white background

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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


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!

brownies with candy cane oreos and cheesecake on top on white background

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.ย With a capital awesome.

brownies with candy cane oreos and cheesecake on top on white background

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

You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Brownies

Recipe adapted from Inside BruCrew Life.
Serving Size


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting. Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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

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  1. These look amazing!!! I am a huge peppermint and chocolate fan! In fact I drink Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate all year long ๐Ÿ™‚ 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… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. Ohmigosh your stores are horrible. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I got my candy cane Oreos at Target and the Gingerbread is only at Walmart, I think.