Spring Celebration Brownies

These Spring Celebration Brownies are delicious, layered with flavor and absolutely perfect for any spring get together!

2015-03-26-5046 Some days it’s so much fun to try new things in the kitchen…and today was one of them! Putting together this MMM was such a nice change of pace.

So we’ve all heard of chocolate chip cookie dough brownies, sometimes with Oreos and sometimes not, or even slutty brownies. Honestly, for a long time I didn’t know what a slutty brownie was! Because although I am a food blogger, brownies aren’t my favorite, and I didn’t really care. Finally I decided I really should check it out, so I did.

Naturally I had to make a pan of chocolate chip cookie and Oreo fudge brownies, or what they also affectionately call slutty brownies. They were good but very, very heavy! I knew right away I wanted something a little lighter, so I wouldn’t be full for the next 3 days.

Because these aren’t as heavy as the triple chocolate original they are perfect for a scoop of ice cream and your favorite sauce or sauces!

If you are looking to impress your guests at any spring soiree, this brownie is your ticket!

Today I share with you my Spring Celebration Brownies, enjoy!

2015-03-26-5052 Of course you don’t have to add ice cream, hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce! That’s completely up to you! :)

2015-03-26-4996 Start with your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe, or use mine below. For my Spring Celebration Brownies I just had to use the Springtime morsels. They’re so much fun!

2015-03-26-4998 You will want to line your pan with parchment paper, and spray it with cooking/baking spray. It makes clean up much easier!

2015-03-26-5000Guess I got the pack of Oreo’s that someone else dropped and put back. But no biggie, they still taste the same.

2015-03-26-5004 So first in the pan is the chocolate chip cookie dough. Then layer 2 will be the Oreos. Layer number 3 is the brownie batter, and if you want you can add a few more of the Springtime morsels.

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Spring Celebration Brownies

Ingredients:                                                                                                                            2015-03-26-5046

Cookie Dough Layer:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, preferably unsalted

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)

1 package Springtime morsels, divided

Oreo Layer:

1 package Spring or Double Stuff Oreos

Brownie Layer

1 Milk Chocolate or Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, Family Size (13×9) + ingredients called for on the back of the box

1/4 cup Springtime morsels, chocolate chunks or hot fudge topping
Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 13×9 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Mix together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy using a stand mixer, or hand held mixer. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until mixed together well. Slowly add the flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in Springtime morsels by hand. Stir until chips are evenly distributed through dough.

3. Spread the cookie dough into the bottom of your prepared pan. Don’t be afraid to use your fingers. Top with a layer of Oreos. Mix together brownie ingredients, adding 1/4 cup of the morsels, or chocolate chunks, or hot fudge sauce to the brownie batter. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Don’t overbake or the cookie bottom will get too hard. When the brownies are still warm they will probably still be gooey in the middle. They will set up just fine once cooled completely.

*To speed up the cooling process, you can place the pan in the fridge; plan on at least 2 hours to cool completely. Be careful the bottom is going to remain hot for quite a while.

*If you want to use store-bought cookie dough to make the process even easier, feel free!

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