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Red Velvet Oreo Brownies are a thick red velvet cookie that’s fudgy like a brownie – and FULL of chopped Oreos. These are the perfect easy brownie recipe.

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Delicious Red Velvet Oreo Brownies

These ultra-rich red velvet Oreo brownies are the kind of comfort-food-meets-fine-cuisine sweets that are perfect for binge-eating while binge-watching. So curl up on the couch, grab your softest blanket, stream your Netflix obsession, and snag a plate of brownies to go with it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This triple-threat dessert combines the power of three legendary sweets: classic cookies and cream, rich red velvet, and chocolatey brownies. If you just can’t decide which dessert you’re in the mood for, this one is sure to hit all the bases! Three tried-and-true flavors play together to create the dessert you never knew you needed in this simple and quick recipe. 

Ingredients in Red Velvet Brownies

  • Brown sugar – be sure to pack it
  • Butter – unsalted and softened
  • Eggs – always use large eggs
  • Vanilla extract – always use pure vanilla
  • Cocoa powder – unsweetened natural cocoa is best
  • Baking Powder – make sure it’s not expired!
  • Food coloring – regular red food coloring is recommended (not gel)
  • Flour – All-purpose flour is what I always use
  • Oreo cookies – chopped
  • Chocolate chips – for topping
  • Salt – for flavor and to help them not be too sweet.

How to Make Red Velvet Oreo Brownies

  • Preheat oven: Using aluminum foil and cooking spray, line, and grease a 9×9” square pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine ingredients: With an electric mixer, cream butter, and brown sugar with a paddle attachment. Combine all ingredients, beginning with vanilla extract and eggs, then cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour. Once smooth, mix in food coloring and chopped Oreos. 
  • Spread into the pan: Press the mixture into your lined and greased pan and top it off with a sprinkle of chocolate chips. 
  • Bake: Insert pan into the oven and bake for 22 – 24 minutes. Once baked, allow the brownies to cool entirely before slicing. 
stacked red velvet bars with chocolate chips baked in

Expert Tips

  • Be cautious during the baking process, as you don’t want these brownies to overcook. When they’re done, you should notice that the center of the brownie will still be wobbly and underbaked. This center will harden as the brownies cool, retaining that moist, gooey quality. 
  • While classic Oreos are a fan favorite, feel free to experiment with different flavors of cookies. Double down with the red velvet-flavored Oreos, or add richness with dark chocolate Oreos. 

FAQs

How do I know my red velvet brownies are done?

The worst thing you can do when it comes to making brownies is to overbake them. You can always put them back in the oven, but once they’re dry, they’re dry! You’ll know that brownies are at their perfect gooeyness when the edges start to pull away from the pan and crisp a bit. The center should be slightly underbaked, jiggly, and shiny when you remove them from the oven.

Can I substitute something for the Oreos?

Of course! Part of the beauty of brownies is that they’re rather forgiving as far as desserts go — the possibilities are really endless. Feel free to add chunks of your favorite candy bar or pieces of another kind of snack cookie (think Chips Ahoy).

How do I store brownies?

Brownies store best when wrapped tightly with plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container at room temperature, perfect for leaving on the countertop for a quick treat that will stay good for about 3 to 4 days. 

Can I freeze red velvet brownies?

The best way to freeze brownies is to tightly wrap each individual square in plastic wrap and then put them all in an airtight plastic bag or Tupperware which can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. 

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Oreo Red Brownies Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Oreo Red Velvet Cookie Bars – an easy blondie recipe full of red velvet cookie flavor filled with Oreos and chocolate!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 16 bars

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups (200g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon (5g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (248g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) red food coloring
  • 1 ½ cups chopped Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×9” metal pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  • Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add cocoa, baking powder, salt, and flour and mix. Carefully mix in red food coloring, then stir in chopped cookies.
  • Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands). Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Bake or about 22-24 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook – the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool.) Cool completely before slicing into squares.

Recipe Notes

  • Always bake brownies and blondies in a metal pan for best results.

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Other Red Velvet Recipes

Oreo Red Velvet Brownies – this is my favorite red velvet brownie recipe FULL of Oreos! The combination of oreo cookies and red velvet cake is amazing.

Last Updated on January 20, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Oh wow these bars look ah-mazing!!! Totally need to make these! Hmmmm…maybe tomorrow! And loooooove San Francisco. I always try to sneak a day trip over there every month or so. 

  2. So great, and I love that they don’t start with a cake mix. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I just like that its all from scratch! Your SF trip looked sooo fun!! XO

  3. I’ve already been on another trip and back since ours together. It’s been such a whirlwind week for me that I want to sit on the couch and eat about 5 of these gorgeous bars!

  4. As I wake up at 5am some days to go to the gym before work, I can’t help but to think to myself that adulting is a lot less pleasant than childhood. Or even college-hood. Those were the days – wake up late, go to the gym when you want and do homework and go to class only once or twice a day. To be young again!

    These bars look like they’d do a great job at easing anyone into adulthood 🙂

  5. Adulthood is definitely a series of doing things we don’t want to. Case in point: I’m driving 22 miles this morning to a training class. For which I had to do lots of homework. Seriously not happy. Martinis in SF sounds about 10 bazillion times better!
    These also make me very happy. Such chewy goodness. I’m sure your friend is super appreciative!