Friday, April 15, 2011

Outrageous Oreo White Chocolate Brownies

One thing I rarely buy is packaged cookies.  I mean, really, why would I do that?  There’s no dough to eat!  Oreos are an occasional exception.  One redeeming factor is, they can be used in other baked goods.  So when Harris Teeter had a great deal on Oreos, I bought them.  As I was adding them to the cart, I said to The Fiance “These are not for snacking.  These are for me to BAKE WITH.  Do not open these.  Do not eat these.”  He did pretty good for a while.  But you see, I hadn’t baked anything in a while, and we didn’t have any other desserts in the house.  So one day he says to me “I opened the Oreos.  And ate some.”  And by golly, I look in the cabinet and there’s only about 9 cookies left.  There’s no telling how long the package was opened before he informed me of his misdeed, but I doubt it was very long.

Luckily though, I had just the right amount of cookies left to bake into these brownies.  Also, it gave me a chance to finally try out a version of Ina’s Outrageous Brownies I’ve seen many rave reviews over.  I must say, these were quite delicious.  But I don’t think they were “OMG THE BEST BROWNIES ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET!!!”.  Still definitely scrumptious, decadent, & rich, but perhaps I had just seen so many people hype up over these, I was expecting them to be life-changing.  I hope I’m not talking anyone out of making these.  Don’t get me wrong you will NOT be disappointed if you make these!!  I chose to add in white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate, and I’m glad I did, as it adds a bit more pop in color, plus I think the white chocolate flavor helps compliment the chocolate.  This is a great brownie to bring to any gathering!

(This isn’t the only brownie on my blog!  Be sure to check out this Double Chocolate version, Cocoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips, or a lighter, but still delicious Fudgy Brownie.


Outrageous Oreo White Chocolate Brownies


8 ounces unsalted butter
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
4 ounces white chocolate chips
8 Oreo cookies, broken up


Preheat the oven to 350º F (180 C). Line a 13×9 inch metal pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.

Melt the butter, 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips and the unsweetened chocolate in a medium bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool slightly.

Stir (do not beat) eggs, vanilla, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and cool to room temperature.

Stir 1/2 cup of flour, the baking powder, salt and espresso powder together in another bowl then add to the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the Oreo chunks and 4 ounces of white chocolate chips in a medium bowl with remaining 2 tablespoon of flour, then add them to the chocolate batter. Pour into pan

Bake for 20 minutes, then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Bake for about 10 minutes more, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake! Allow to cool, then chill brownies. Lift from pan and cut into squares.

Makes about 32

adapted from Cookie Madness, who adapted from Ina Garten

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12 Responses to “Outrageous Oreo White Chocolate Brownies”

  1. 1
    Blog is the New Black — April 15, 2011 @ 5:57 am

    Erin, these look great! I was expecting there to be cream cheesein the recipe- glad there isn;t!

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    Christina of Form V Artisan — April 15, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Mmmm! Freakin’ love brownies.

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    Kelly — April 15, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Ooh I love adding goodies to my brownies (except nuts, I don’t really like nutty brownies). These sound wonderful!

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    Jamie — April 15, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    He did better than my husband would have on holding off for at least a little while. These look delicious!

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    Lesley Eats — April 15, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    Oh yum, those look fantastic.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 16, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    My 2 favorite chocolates! Glass of milk and I would be all set!

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    Beth — April 20, 2011 @ 6:03 am

    Ravi cannot be trusted with any cookies. I bought some Girl Scout cookies and hid them in the basement freezer. What happened when he found them? An entire box was polished off in 1 1/2 days!

    Of all your brownie recipes which is your absolute favorite? I need to make some for Steeplechase…

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — April 20, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Ah, Oreos do the exact same disappearing act in my house. Maybe if I shove them into delicious brownies, they will stick around longer. Although I doubt it. I’ll be the one stuffing my face with these! They look unbelievable decadent and tasty!

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    Allison Jones — April 21, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I tried Ina’s Outrageous Brownies and was also not overly impressed after reading all the hype. I think all the amazing reviews had my expectations way too high. Thanks for sharing!

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    Jessica — April 22, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    I don’t see anything outrageous. Don’t all brownies have butter, 3 types of chocolate, and Oreos in them? 😉

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    Stephanie — April 22, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. These are insane! Brownies are my absolute favorite desert, and to add Oreos? Must. Try. NOW.

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    YoshiBlade — April 26, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    Thanks for this recipe for Oreo white chocolate brownies. They sound quite good!

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