Fudgy chewy Oreo brownies are the perfect chocolaty dessert you will love making as much as you do eating.
Why you'll love it
These Oreo brownies are decadent. Fudgy, deeply chocolaty, and studded with Oreos in every bite! Just like these peanut butter brownies and these fudge brownies, they are guaranteed to satisfy every craving you could have.
The crunchy and slightly bitter cocoa flavor of the Oreos provides a delightful contrast to the soft and gooey richness of the brownie base. This combination adds depth and complexity to the dessert, making it a treat that's both comforting and exciting.
They're also a cinch to make! You take your favorite brownie recipe and add chopped Oreos and you are on your way to the best dessert ever!
Oreo brownies are so great because of the simplicity of ingredients used. Basically all the ingredients are pantry staples, which makes them incredibly convenient to make. Of course, since the recipe is such a simple one, the quality of the ingredients you use matters.
Cocoa powder - Both natural and Dutch-processed cocoa powders work for these brownies. The Dutch-processed cocoa powder does complement the Oreos better, however.
Chocolate - Semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or a combination of both work best in this recipe. I recommend reaching for a high quality brand of bar chocolate over anything else.
Sugar - To up the chewiness of these brownies, I enjoy using brown sugar, but granulated sugar or a mix works just as well.
Oreos - Although I have listed a number of Oreos in the actual recipe, I say you should measure that with your heart. There is no such thing as too many Oreos in these brownies, and you can of course use less, if needed! Check out the variations section for flavor inspiration.
How to make
These brownies can easily be made in one bowl, which is my favorite part of the recipe. In fact, the only reason I used more than one bowl in the recipe is was for the photos.
- Add your butter, sugar, and chocolate to a saucepan.
- Allow the butter and chocolate to melt and stir well to combine - remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Add the eggs and vanilla then beat well.
- Beat in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Fold in the crushed Oreos, then put in a pan. Top with more Oreos.
- Bake and Enjoy!
Expert brownie baking tips
The most important way to ensure you get the best brownies is to make sure you are correctly measuring your ingredients, particularly the flour. You should fluff up the flour and then spoon it into your measuring cup then sweep of the excess. If you want to make sure you get consistent results, you can convert the recipe to metric and use a kitchen scale.
Make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. If you need to quickly bring eggs to room temperature, you can leave them in a bowl of warm water for five minutes before using.
For brownies with that glossy top, you need to really beat the eggs and sugar together very well. It also helps to add the sugar to the hot butter before adding the eggs.
Don't forget to line the baking pan with parchment paper to make it easier to take out the bars once they've cooled enough to remove from the pan.
Use a light-colored metal pan. Dark pans encourage fast browning which can leave you with burnt brownies and glass pans do not conduct heat as well leaving you with brownies that longer to bake and are a lot more dense.
There are so many ways to change up your Oreo brownies to make them more fun and interesting!
You can use different flavored Oreos as a quick and easy way to experiment with different flavor profiles.
Mix in chocolate chips, chopped candies, or nuts into the brownie batter.
Make these with brown butter for a delicious nutty note.
Yes, you can freeze your Oreo brownies. Tightly wrap your brownies, then place them in an airtight container. Freeze in the back of your freezer for up to a month. When you are ready to eat them, thaw them in the refrigerator first before bringing them to room temperature.
Oreos are naturally vegan, making these brownies very easy to convert to an all-vegan recipe. Simply replace the unsalted butter with a vegan butter/margarine. You can replace the eggs using this:
¼ cup ground flax seeds mixed with ½ cup water. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 6 ounces chocolate semi-sweet or dark
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 28 Oreos chopped and divided
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Mix together the butter, chocolate, and sugar in a saucepan and heat on medium, stirring frequently.
- Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from heat and allow to cool for about 4 - 5 minutes.
- Mix together the four, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl while the butter mixture cools, then set aside.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla to the butter then beat well for about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Add ¾ of the crushed Oreos into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the baking pan, then top with the remaining Oreos.
- Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs attached to it.
- Cool completely to room temperature before removing from the baking pan and cut.