Friday, January 6, 2012

Dessert: Oreo Brownies

I have a good brownie recipe, but a friend brought The Barefoot Contessa's Oreo Brownies to a potluck, so I gave them a try. These are slightly pricey, very high calorie, super tasty brownies. 

2 cups butter
1 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips + additional 12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (is easier but not necessary to chop)
6 large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules 
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped Oreo cookies (50 cookies/one package) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line an 11" X 17" pan with aluminum foil and spray with no-stick cooking spray.
  3. Microwave butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and 6 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate until melted and smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar.
  5. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.
  6. In a medium bowl, sift together one cup flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture.
  8. In a small bowl, stir together Oreos, 12 ounce chocolate ships, and remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  9. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture.
  10. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
  11. Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3-inches from center comes out clean; do not overbake.
  12. Allow to cool. refrigerate, tightly wrapped, until cold; cut into squares.

Other Details:

  • Original Recipe  
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 1/4 hr
  • I found 4 cups hand chopped to be 2/3 of a package – about 30 cookies
  • According to the recipe, this makes 20 large brownies at 670 Calories each. I prefer to have around 30 brownies at about 250 calories each (2 ounce brownies).

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