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Tuesday
Jun052012

Oreo Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

 

Dear Diary,

We have a confession. That's what diaries are for right? To confess things? Well, here goes...

We know we're supposed to be foodies, having lived in San Francisco and living in Boston and New York with so many restaurants at our fingertips, but sometimes, sometimes, we just want a cheap martini, a Bloomin' Onion and a Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie (or whatever).

We know! It's ridiculous! But we have a secret penchant for mid-priced chain restaurants and their cheap deliciousness, Diary. We can't help it! It's the suburban upbringing. Don't judge us.

Yes, we love bone marrow toasts and foie gras with poached cherries and tiny lettuces with tiny cheeses and tiny dried morels or something, though, Diary, all that eating pretentious stuff is a lot of work. Of course, to be fair, drinking the wine is less difficult, but, Diary, being fancy is kinda exhausting. 

Frosted glasses of root beer and faux sports memorabilia decor is sometimes more our speed. 

So, don't tell anyone, Diary, but we are now bringing this cheesy restaurant fare to the home front by making Oreo Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies (with ice cream on top) inspired by the ever-fabulous Kevin & Amanda.

Yes, Diary, you are right. This dessert should probably be on the menu of a Bennigan's or Houston's or some other possesive-named restaurant across from the loaded potato skins appetitzer, but do you know what, Diary? That is what makes this sooooooo goooooooood.

Oreo Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
Serves 12
Adapted from Kevin & Amanda 

Print Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
10 ounces peanut butter chips 
12 ounces mini-chocolate chips
1 packages Double Stuffed Oreos
2 boxes brownie mix (for 8x8 pan, we used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, line with wax paper and grease again (this will help the wax paper stick to the pan and stay put).

Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well to thoroughly combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and espresso powder, then slowly incorporate into the mixer until just combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips and 2 ounces of the chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough in the bottom of the baking dish with your fingers (get them wet to prevent sticking). Top with a single layer of Oreos. Mix together brownie mix, adding in the chocolate chips. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos spreading in an even layer. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting — brownies may still be gooey in the middle when still warm, but will set once cooled. Serve with ice cream, hot fudge and/or whipped cream.

To halve this recipe for an 8×8 brownie mix, simply half the cookie dough ingredients. Also, you can vary this recipe by changing the cookie dough flavor. We think this would be amazing with plain old peanut butter cookie dough. 

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Reader Comments (12)

Oh my God if Bennigan's or Apple Bees had these on their menu I would be there every day of the week. How can you say no to brownies, Oreos AND peanut butter. Genius.

Wow girls!! I'm so impressed! So many layers, so many goodies! How will I ever find a better dessert? Just when I think you girls have done it all, you surprise me again! Thanks so much, I can't wait to make and dive in!!!

These look so dangerously good!

Yeah....these seriously rock my world! YUM!

I made something similar to this last year for Father's Day, but it definitely didn't come out as good as THIS looks!!
This year, since my dad is a huge lover of crumb cake, I'm ordering him a new york style crumb cake through www.crumbcakecreations.com . Their cakes are delicious, and living in Florida, dad misses the true NY style bakeries/treats.

June 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCandice Martinez

This is a must make. Must make soon!

No need to apologize, these look absolutely delicious! And with ice cream on top, what an idea! I love it. I need it!!

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterATasteOfMadness

Holy cow, get in my mouth, crazy brownies.

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

This is sinful... So sinful! But it looks extremely delicious! Soooo delicious *sigh* ;-)

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Could you use a homemade brownie to do this? I'm not a big fan of mixes. :)

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryW

What a mess :( I baked it for 30 minutes with the foil then 30 minnutes without. I then added another 10 minutes and allowed someone not-myself to pull it out of the oven. What a mistake. It was pulled from the oven way too soon. The edges looked one-ish from the surface, but even when cooled the edges remained too raw to eat :( So sad.

I'd try to make them again, but I just don't want to loose the cost of the boxed and bagged ingredients again :(

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanell

These are incredible but so sorry to hear there was a problem with the baking! These definitely take awhile to cook because of the multiple layers and density of the cookie dough and brownies. Our apologies! Cooking times should always be considered guides and not hard-stops since so many ovens vary, but give these another try. They will be amazing! And, we are sure even messy they still tasted divine ;-)

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBlue-Eyed Bakers

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