Day 4: Oreo Truffle Brownies

I’ll say it again to let it sink in. Oreo truffle brownies…3 layers of pure delectable-ness.

I’ve made this recipe once in the past and almost forgot what a hit it was! It’s chocolate overload, which means it’s amazing, and the three main components are wonderful all on their own: oreos, truffles, and brownies, oh my! Combine them together and you get one of the most delicious brownies of all time! Seriously. I’ll be the first to say brownies are delicious, but this brownie…it’s on it’s own level.

pre oreo truffle browniesThis is what the brownies looked like before we put them in the fridge to set.

Recipe:
Ingredients:
– 1 cup softened butter
– 2 cups sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 tsp. vanilla
– 1/2 cup cocoa powder
– 1 1/3 cups flour
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1 package double stuffed oreos
– 4 oz. cream cheese
– 10 oz of melted chocolate (I used chocolate chips)

Directions:
1. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs to mixture and blend.
2. Then add vanilla, salt, cocoa and flour. The consistency is very thick, almost like an icing.
3. Pour into a 13×9 pan and bake at 350 for 21 minutes. (You’ll definitely have to spread this with a spatula!)
4. Once your brownies have cooled make the oreo truffle layer (mmm)
5. Crush oreos (I crushed them in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin).
6. Mash crushed oreos and cream cheese together until well combined (I just used my hands).
7. It’ll be a dark gray/brown color (more oreo colored than cream cheese).
8. Only once they’ve cooled (this part is important) do you put the layer on top. You basically have to put it on the brownies and press it down and spread (not too hard or you’ll break the beautiful layer of brownie!)
9. Once the truffle layer is in place, melt your chocolate and pour/spread evenly over the 2 layers.
10. Cover with foil and put in fridge until set. (Or if you’re like me and are super impatient to eat these delicious things, go grab one after 10 minutes and it’ll still be JUST AS GOOD! But still put the rest of them in to set).

oreo truffle brownie

These brownies are good cold or room temperature. Even in the fridge, the brownie part stays soft. I opted to leave mine in the fridge after setting, but the choice is yours! Can’t go wrong with this.

oreo truffle layersLOOK AT THE LAYERS

To freeze brownies (if you have any left), cut them into two big blocks and wrap with saran wrap and then foil. Then place in a freezer bag. *I like to put things into separate bags when freezing since it’s all or nothing when you freeze, that way you can have one earlier than the other if you choose!

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