dreamy oreo brownies*

With all of this warm weather, I really have neglected my blog! Landon and I have been so busy doing yardwork, painting fences, watching my cute lilies grow, and just enjoying outside. We are also in the process of buying a second house. With the current economy, houses around these parts are pretty affordable and we decided it is our time to become investors! We haven't found one that we want yet, but hopefully soon! However, I may be next to distinct as far as blogging when we actually get a house. We are planning on buying a fixer-upper, and we are the fixers :). But we are super excited and hope that we find one SOON!

We made these brownies today for all of the students. No kidding, once the creamy layer was made I could NOT stop eating it! AMAZING! I wish they used this creamy filling in actual Oreo's! If you do not like Oreo's - first off you are crazy (although I must admit, I don't like the centers - like at all..), and second of all - you will absolutely not like these! These brownies are definitely not lacking in the Oreo department. The Oreo brownie layer, followed by the Oreo cream layer, followed by a chocolate layer and then topped with more crushed Oreo's is absolutely and completely INCREDIBLE! Seriously, a party in your mouth! Make these - like right now!


Dreamy Oreo Brownies
from Cookies and Cups

1 box brownie mix - with ingredients to prepare them according to the package directions
1 (16.6 oz) package Oreo cookies divided equally into 3rds all coarsely chopped
1 (8 oz) tub of Cool Whip thawed in fridge
1 8 oz block of cream cheese softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions, folding in 1/3 of the chopped Oreos.
 
 
Bake according to package directions, until a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.
Let brownies cool completely.

Meanwhile in your mixer bowl beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined and smooth.
With a spatula fold in the Cool Whip and another 1/3 of the coarsely chopped Oreos.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of cooled brownies.


Now in a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and the vegetable oil on medium power for 1 minute.
Stir and repeat in 30 second increments until melted. When chocolate is melted spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.

Now sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top of melted chocolate.
 
 
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve. Cut into squares.
 
 
I am telling you, the cream center is what makes this brownie. Seriously, it is out of this world! You are definitely going to need a glass of cold milk with this decadent and rich dessert! I'm not even the biggest fan of milk and was craving it in a serious way! This brownie is worth every last calorie. Mmmmmmm....
-alyssa*

2 comments:

Aimee said...
July 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM

we want to buy a house too. but probably just one for us :)

alyssa* said...
July 1, 2011 at 2:23 PM

You totally should! There are such killer prices right now! Especially the more south you go. We will probably end up buying one in Springville or Spanish Fork because we live in Springville so it will be close. But yeah, we are just going to rent it out. We actually already rent the basement out in our house because we don't need that much space until we have kids, so it works out awesome - and they pay half our mortgage :). If you decide you want to buy a house, my mother-in-law is a real estate agent - if you want her contact info let me know!

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