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Fudgy Oreo Brownies

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These Oreo Brownies seriously are my most favorite brownies ever – the fudgy factor alone is worth every calorie.

Oreo Brownies | crazyforcrust.com| Super fudgy and oh so amazing!

Is it “fudgy” or “fudgey”? Google didn’t know, and my spell check doesn’t either.

But then again, my spell check doesn’t know how to spell bundt. Or brownies. Well, sometimes it knows brownies, but not all the time.

So I wouldn’t trust it either way if it said fudgy was a word. Or fudgey. I don’t think it really matters.

What does matter? Is that these brownies are so fudgy that my daughter actually thought they were fudge.

That’s how good they are.

Oreo Brownies | crazyforcrust.com| Super fudgy and oh so amazing!

I am soooooo a fudgy brownie person. I guess there are two camps of people: fudgy and cakey. These are most definitely NOT cakey brownies. These are ultra rich, chocolatey, fudgy brownies.

{Ha! Learned something new about my mac just now: if you stop it from auto-correcting fudgy 10 times in 2 minutes, it stops trying.}

Last week was OBC. I was stressed, crazed, and I neeeeeeeded chocolate. I needed brownies.

Because I can eat an entire pan of brownies in one sitting by myself, I like to add things to bulk them up. Like frosting. Or Oreos. It makes me pause and realize I shouldn’t eat more than half the pan.

I used my favorite brownie recipe. It’s my go-to not-a-box brownie.

They taste better than a box – I promise. And they’re just as easy. I promise! I make them all the time.

These Oreo Brownies are the best yet! | crazyforcrust.com

I made just two changes in my original recipe:

1. I baked them in a 9×9″ pan, so they’re thicker. Thicker = Fudgier.

2. I used Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa. I’ve never used that before. And oh, wow. I’m never using anything else ever again. Who knew a mere 2 tablespoons of dark cocoa could make such a difference?

I really have no words for how good these are. Favorite. Brownies. EVER.

These are one bowl brownies, as long as you have a microwave safe bowl. There are 3 kinds of chocolate, but it’s worth it. And there’s lots of butter. And lots of sugar.

But guess what? They’re lower in fat.

These Oreo Brownies are the best yet! | crazyforcrust.com

I used reduced-fat Oreos. 🙂

Servings: 9 -16

Fudgy Oreo Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate — coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate — coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder — I used Special Dark
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 16 Oreos

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place the two baking chocolates and butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and cocoa and stir well. Add flour and stir carefully.
  3. Spread half of batter in prepared pan. Place Oreos evenly over the batter, and top with remaining batter. Bake about 33 minutes, until a toothpick 2 inches from the outside of the pan comes out clean. Let cool before cutting.

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85 comments

  1. OMG! Just use Halloween or Christmas Oreos and BOOM instant holiday dessert! Hmm…me thinks I know what I am bringing home for the holidays!

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  3. Hi! Can I use semi sweet chocolate chips instead of the baking chocolate? It’s what I have now in the pantry and I can’t wait to bake this!

  4. These look so good, I am also a fan of the fudgy factor. Check out my Oreo Brownies recipe on my blog For the Love of Baking!

    Sydney Sun
    http://www.forloveofbaking.com 

  5. Hi, I was just wondering, isn’t an entire tablespoon of vanilla extract a lot? I’ve only really seen at most two teaspoons of vanilla in most brownie recipes, so I was thinking that this is quite a lot. I’m really looking forward to trying these though! 

  6. Hello! I over-estimated the amount of ganache I needed for a friend’s birthday cake and I CANNOT just throw it away. So, aside from eating it by the spoonful (also not a good idea) I thought a gooey batch of brownies would be a good solution. So, the ganache was 1 cup of cream and 8 oz of semisweet chocolate. Can I use this in place of the chocolate in your Oreo Brownies recipe? https://www.crazyforcrust.com/2013/10/fudgy-oreo-brownies/
    Wasn’t sure if the addition of the cream (within the ganache) would change the outcome.
    Thanks for your feedback & guidance!
    LG

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