Cookies & Cream Cake Mix Brownie Bars

My Cookies & Cream Cake Mix Brownie Bars are the perfect chocolate treat for any occasion! Cookies & cream and chocolate together are always a tasty combination! :)

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Like a lot of people my guys love brownies! So I frequently make brownies for them. Today I wanted to try something new. For years I’ve read that you can use a cake mix to make brownies. I have always been very curious how they would turn out. So today, I finally decided to give it a try.

In my humble opinion I prefer to call this version a brownie bar. Why? Because the texture on these brownie bars is both brownie-like and cake-like at the same time.

You know brownie recipes often state for a fudgy brownie add this and for a more cake-like brownie add that? These wonderful treats lie somewhere in the middle so I call them brownie bars.

That said, I can honestly say these brownie bars are very good! With the Oreo cookies and the glaze happening with these sweet delights a super fudgy brownie would’ve just been too much. They are perfect the way they are! :)

These cake mix brownies bars are pretty easy to make and they are surprisingly good!

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Then came time to present these to my food critics (a.k.a. my fellas) and let me tell you they are a tough crowd! Don’t think they go easy on me because they’re my boys and husband, quite the opposite!

They were too busy shoving the brownie bars down their throats to come up with anything negative, which tells me I did my job! My oldest son takes brownies very seriously and if anything is off, he will let me know! No, I’m not kidding!!!

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The Oreo cookies that go in the brownie bars are chopped/crushed just like you would expect. The Oreo cookies that are sprinkled on top are coarsely chopped. I love that! The coarsely chopped cookies on top add some nice texture to the bars.

I used Heads or Tails Double Stuf Oreo Cookies because my kids LOVE them! Feel free to substitute any cream-filled sandwich cookie you like.    2015-06-23-6135

I actually cut these bars into 12 pieces, the other bars just aren’t included in the photograph.  2015-06-23-6141

Don’t forget the glaze on these brownie bars. It really adds a yummy touch, plus it helps the chopped cookies stay in place better.

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Cookies & Cream Cake Mix Brownie Bars

Ingredients:                                                          2015-06-23-6160

1 Regular size Devil’s Food cake mix

1/3 cup sunflower oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil

1/3 cup milk

1 large egg

8 Heads or Tails Double Stuf Oreo cookies chopped/crushed, or any cream-filled sandwich cookie you prefer

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons milk

4 Heads or Tails Double Stuf Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped, or any cream-filled sandwich cookie you prefer

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl mix cake mix, oil, milk and egg with a heavy spoon until combined. Stir in chopped/crushed Oreo cookies.

3. Spread mixture into baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Cool completely.

4. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle glaze over brownie bars. Sprinkle with the coarsely chopped cookies. Allow to set completely and cut into bars.

Makes 12 servings

Do you want another recipe using Oreo Cookies?

How about trying my Heads or Tails Blondies?

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