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.
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
10 oreo cookies, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Combine cocoa powder, baking soda and vegetable oil.
- Stir in boiling water (mixture with thicken)
- Stir in remaining ingredients
- Pour into a lightly greased baking pan
- Bake for 35 minutes
- Allow brownies to cool
These brownies are good to go now, but if you want to get fancy:
2 tablespoons of butter, softened
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract
- Add just enough milk to allow the frosting to be piped
- Place a sandwich bag in a glass, with a piping tip at one corner and the open sides folded over glass
- Fill bag with frosting and remove air from bag and seal
- Pipe decoration
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
12 responses to “Oreo Brownies With Fresh Buttercream”
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/
Thank you so much Allison! I have linked up! Happy Cooking!
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
Thank you so much for the invite! I have linked up my brownies and they are ready to go! Thank you for visiting and happy cooking!
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.
🙂 I can’t wait until you see what I did with the leftover crumbs (from cutting out the circles)
Haha, I love guys perception of baking!!! And, um, YUM!
LOL I know..That memory still, to this day, amuses me.
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.
Thanks Babygirl 🙂 *HUGS* You are awesome!
That’s the final straw.. WILL YOU DIVORCE JASON AND MARRY HIS MOTHER?????
LOL Sorry mom 🙂 Save your calories, for when I come visit!