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


  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



  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



Filed under Brownies, Desserts

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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