March 31, 2011

Oreo Bars



Oreos and milk ... but even better! Because there's a brownie under the Oreos. And a vanilla icing glaze over them. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is.

This recipe calls for making a from-scratch brownie batter, which I did.  You could absolutely take a shortcut and use a mix, but the from-scratch batter is actually really easy.  The only thing that makes it take longer than a mix is melting the chocolate and butter together, and then letting this cool to room temperature.  It adds a few minutes, but it's not hard.  So if you've ever been afraid to make from-scratch brownies, don't be.  It'll be okay.  You can do it!



Start creating this sinful Oreo deliciousness by beating some eggs and salt together until they're good and fluffy, like this:

Fluffy beaten eggs
Then add in your vanilla and sugar (gradually) ...
Adding sugar from my good-ol' favorite measuring cup
Ooooooohhhh, then the best part - pour in your melted chocolate and butter mixture.  Yummy, yummy!  I love chocolate.
Chocolate!
Fold in your flour, and then put the batter in a baking pan.  Now the second-best part ... or maybe the best part, it's hard to decide ... scatter crushed Oreos all over the top.  Then pop the pan in the oven.
Ummmm, yum!
While the brownies are baking, make a really simple vanilla icing glaze with butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and hot water.

Glaze
Drizzle the glaze over the brownies just after they come out of the oven.  Cover the top really good!
Drizzle, drizzle
The first batch I made, my husband said "I think I'd like these better without the white stuff on top."  Well ... a comment like that is like double-dog-daring me to do something.  I had to put that to the test.  So, I made another batch - and this time glazed half the pan, and left half "without the white stuff," to quote my husband.  Mark and I then put the two versions through a taste test, and ...

1/2 & 1/2 pan
... the "white stuff" won!  Mark had to eat his words.  And a lot of Oreo bars.





Oreo Bars
Source:  A Friend

Ingredients
Brownies:
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. butter
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
2 c. crumbled Oreo cookies

Icing Glaze:
1/3 c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 to 4 T. hot water


Directions
For the Brownies:
1.  Melt chocolate and the 1/2 cup butter in the top of a double boiler, or in a small saucepan over low heat.  Let cool to room temperature. 

2.  Beat eggs and salt until very fluffy.  Gradually beat in sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Fold in chocolate mixture.  Add flour and gently fold until blended.

3.  Pour batter into a greased 9x13" pan.  Scatter crushed Oreos evenly over the top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes (I had to bake mine for another 8 or 9 minutes).

For the Icing Glaze:
4.  While the brownies are baking, heat the 1/3 cup butter until melted.  Stir in powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla.  Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency (I used 3 T. water).

5.  Once brownies are out of the oven, drizzle the glaze on top.  Cool before serving.

Enjoy!


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7 comments:

  1. Wow! I just got back from the grocery store but I wish I'd seen this recipe before I went so I could've bought oreo's to make these bars this weekend. Another time!

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  2. Oh man...these look to die for!! Thanks for linking them at the FBF hop!
    ~Carolyn

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  3. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #26.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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  4. Yum, Oreos and brownies together what could be more delicious. Visiting from Marvellous Monday's.

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  5. Oh wow... these look absolutely sinful! ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing these at Marvelous Mondays this week.

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  6. Oreos and brownies? Good God...We'd love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

    http://theinspiration-network.com/delish-dessert-link-party/

    Smiles,
    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

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