Oreo Brownies With Fresh Buttercream

I remember one of the first times, I had made brownies for my boyfriend (now husband) and his then roommate. I was visiting and decided to give these guys a nice home cooked meal. They both were very willing to help. I set one, helping with the entrée and the other, helping with dessert. That day, I was making brownies. I had just recently come back from Belize (I was living there for 8 months, while in medical school) and this recipe was given to me, by one of my Belizean neighbors. So, as I was looking over my ingredient list, the first thing, my husband’s roommate asks me is “So, where is the brownie mix box?” Box Mix?! I remembered the surprise on his face, when I told him, we were making the brownies from scratch. Ahh memories. This recipe, is an adapted version of that brownie recipe.

Oreo Brownies With Fresh Buttercream

Ingredients For Brownies:

3/4 cup of cocoa powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2/3 cup of vegetable oil

1/2 cup of boiling water

1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 teaspoon of salt

2 eggs

10 oreo cookies, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Combine cocoa powder, baking soda and vegetable oil.
  3. Stir in boiling water (mixture with thicken)
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients
  5. Pour into a lightly greased baking pan
  6. Bake for 35 minutes
  7. Allow brownies to cool

These brownies are good to go now, but if you want to get fancy:

Fresh Buttercream

2 tablespoons of butter, softened

3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

milk

Directions:

  1. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract
  2. Add just enough milk to allow the frosting to be piped
  3. Place a sandwich bag in a glass, with a piping tip at one corner and the open sides folded over glass
  4. Fill bag with frosting and remove air from bag and seal
  5. Pipe decoration

Oreos and Brownies--YUM

I used a biscuit cutter to cut out my brownies and decorated it with buttercream and an oreo.

This recipe is featured:

As part of Sweet For Saturday, on Lisa’s Sweet As Sugar Cookies Blog:

As part of Sweet Tooth Friday, on Alli’n Son’s Parenting and Life With a Side of Chocolate

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Oreo Brownies With Fresh Buttercream

  1. Box brownies can’t even compare to made-from-scratch brownies. There’s nothing better.

    I’m hosting a weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday, and I’d love to have you share your recipe. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/10/vanilla-donuts/

  2. Oh boy do those ever look good. I just love it when cookies and cream are involved. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

  3. Wow never thought of using oreo in brownies, what a great idea. This will taste really good which reminds me the taste of the crust from the oreo cheesecake recipe.

  4. Haha, I love guys perception of baking!!! And, um, YUM!

  5. I see why you called me over here. BROWNIES!! You know I love brownies and I am in love with these. Oh my, I am just drooling at reading this recipe lol. I have to make this.. SOON. Girl, I love this blog.

  6. That’s the final straw.. WILL YOU DIVORCE JASON AND MARRY HIS MOTHER?????

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