Cookies & Cream Cake Mix Brownie Bars

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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.

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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

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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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Spring Celebration Brownies

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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! :)

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Mint Oreo Truffles (good anytime of the year)

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You simply must try my Mint Oreo Truffles for your family, friends and co-workers! Everyone will LOVE these! 2015-03-04-4771 Mint Oreo Truffles

I’ve made these Mint Oreo Truffles for my boys a number of times and just have to share them! This is one of those recipes that everyone seems to have a favorite version of, so I’m sharing my simple take on this delicious treat with you guys.

The funny thing about this Mint Oreo Truffle is people will try one, and then one more, and one more…then pretty soon they will be gone as fast as you put them out!

Today I share with you my Mint Oreo Truffles, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you want the great taste of chocolate and mint together!

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These truffles are a great treat during the colder months because I think they just plain old taste better when it’s cold out.

Not only that, have you ever watched a child hold a chocolate anything during the warmer months? Um yeah, not a pretty sight. It’s kind of a meltdown in slow motion as they get frustrated and the chocolate goes everywhere! :)

These Mint Oreo Truffles are great for Easter too!

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Heads or Tails Oreo Blondies

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My Heads or Tails Blondies are a great quick & easy dessert for a busy school night or any busy day of the year!

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!  

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With Back to School coming up next week, I’ve got a wonderful quick and easy recipe for you today that is FUN and tasty!

I know many kids have already gone back to school for the year. I can’t believe summer is over all ready!

Go get your favorite Yellow Cake Mix and if you have kids, or like Oreos, you probably have the rest of the ingredients right in your pantry.

Hope you have a great Back to School 2014!

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These blondies are quick, easy, and they make a great dessert when you don’t have a lot of time!

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Red Velvet Oreo Bars

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Moist red vlevet bars topped with just the right amount of cream cheese Oreo frosting, and melted chocolate, finished off with a few more miniature chips, and Valentine’s Day sprinkles just for fun! 

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Are you a red velvet lover? If you are, these bars are right up your alley. Red Velvet is just such a nice pleasant flavor. Don’t you think? There are a lot of people out there who LOVE red velvet, and I mean LOVE it! I know a few of those people. :)

My youngest son is one of those people. There’s just something about red velvet he absolutely loves, and I know a lot of you out there are the exact same way!

Red velvet everything has been all over the internet lately, so I just kind of went with what flavors I thought would make most people happy.

So let’s get started…

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Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups

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Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups

I think it’s safe to say that almost every Mom does some sort of Brownie and Oreo combination. Really, I think it just depends on what your kids, or your friends and family like, right?

Like most kids my boys love brownies, and they love Oreos. The only thing they love more is brownies and Oreos together!

This really isn’t a true “recipe” rather it is more of semi-homemade concept, that can be changed and modified numerous different ways. Just use whatever flavor Oreos your family likes, make your changes from there and enjoy!

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With these Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups I like to stack two in a disposable cup, put a small dollop of regular white frosting on top of the second one (or the top one), garnish with a some coarsely chopped Oreos, and add more sprinkles if desired.

Why the plastic cup? They’re easy to transport that way if you’re bringing them somewhere, and if you’re serving them at home they’re easy to serve and eat that way. Of course you would remove the cupcake liners before you assembled the cups.

I have to say Oreos have come a long way. There are so many really good flavors to choose from these days!

To make the Brownie Cups perfect for any time of year, simply swap the Oreos with a different flavor and the sky is the limit. :)

 

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Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups 

Makes 16 brownies, or 8 cups.

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INGREDIENTS

1 box (regular size) Brownie Mix and ingredients called for on back of package

Birthday Oreos, Golden Birthday Oreos, or any other flavor of Oreos you prefer

Frosting of choice

Sprinkles

A few Oreos for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, or temp. called for on back of brownie box. Line cupcake pans with paper liners, and spray lightly with non-stick spray.

2. Prepare brownie mix according to instructions on back of box. Place about 1 Tablespoon of brownie batter in bottom of each muffin cup. Place Oreo on top of brownie batter (use any Oreo you like) and continue filling as you normally would for a brownie cupcake.

3. Bake as you normally would. After brownies are completely cooled, peel of paper liners, stack two in a cup, frost and decorate as desired.

Megamommy Notes: 

* During the warm months I don’t like to use Buttercream Frosting for the Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups. We’re usually outside with the kids whenever we have a get-together where these Birthday Oreo Brownie Cups would be enjoyed.

It doesn’t take much heat at for Buttercream frosting to start to break down and look very unappealing, not to mention possibly get someone sick. I’m just saying… This treat needs to be refrigerated until served.  

 Happy Baking! :)

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