Oreo Brownies

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These were originally going to be Holly Bell’s Oreo peanut butter brownies but because I am terrible at reading recipes I hadn’t realised they needed Oreos with peanut butter (I had already bought Aldi’s equivalent of normal Oreos because I am cheapskate!) When I had a look a Peanut butter Oreos in our local Tescos I had to do a double take as they were £6! So then I was on the hunt for a recipe that used normal Oreos. I found this one by Lorraine Pascale that needed 5 eggs (which I thought was a bit extravagant) so decided against it. Then a couple of weeks ago whilst scrolling through my Instagram feed I spotted that Little Miranda Piggy had made some and posted the recipe on her website.

This recipe uses Oreos both in the mixture and on top of the brownies. They are fudgey in texture but not overly gooey. I found the mixture was more like a cake mixture than the brownie mixtures I have previously made but don’t worry it doesn’t dry out. The mixture makes 12-medium sized brownies. You will need a 20cm square tin. The recipe is in cups – if you don’t have any you’ll need to use a conversion website like this one. UPDATE Mr Birdie has just told me off for being lazy and not converting the amounts so I’ve now included this!

Ingredients:

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1/2 cup (75g) cocoa powder
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter (approx. 170g at room temperature)
3/4 cup (approx. 170g) granulated sugar
3 eggs
8 oz (approx. 225g) dark chocolate or 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (melted and cooled)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10-15 Oreo cookies (broken into pieces)

Method:
1) Preheat your oven to 325F/160F. Line 20x20cm square tin with parchment paper with overhanging sides. Melt the chocolate and break your Oreos into pieces.

2) In a large bowl combine cocoa, flour and salt.
3) In a separate bowl, combine the butter and sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy – this will take about 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing with each addition until the egg is fully incorporated.
4) Mix in the dark chocolate and vanilla. Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in about 3/4 of the Oreo cookies.

5) Pour (or spoon if yours is quite thick like mine) the batter into the prepared pan. Place the remaining Oreos on top of the batter, squishing them in a bit.

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6) Bake for 25-30 minutes until the brownies are just set. Leave to cool completely before slicing.

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