Friday, July 01, 2005

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies (Adapted from Ina Garten)

1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
7 large eggs
2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup plus 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped Oreo cookies

Preheat the oven to 350

Butter and flour an 12″ x 18″ x 1″ baking pan. I like to use foil for ease of getting them out. In a heatproof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chocolate chunks and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, stir together eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a medium bowl, toss together Oreos and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture and gently fold to combine. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.

Bake 28-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean with some crumbs attached; do not overbake. Allow to cool completely. Refrigerate to get clean cuts.


  1. I think I can feel my heart siezing up just reading this!!!


  2. Kim - I know... but they don't need to be large servings as they are fairly rich. So worth it!

  3. Did you mean 18" x 12" x 1"? I'm having trouble finding a 13" x 12" x 1" pan to make them in.

  4. brian - yes, it is a 12" x 18" x 1" pan!

  5. Oh my -- I just made these brownies and they are divine!! I love that they make a gigantic batch so we can have now and freeze the rest. Lining the pan with foil rand chilling the brownies really helps with easy removal/cutting. Fabulous recipe. Thanks so much!

  6. This recipe came just in time for our super bowl party, can't wait to try them. I love your blog. We are in the process of setting up one for our rental home and have been unable to insert the weather link as you have, any suggestions?

  7. Anon - Glad the brownies worked out for you!

    Anne - Are you using the same service? They provided me the code and all I had to do was insert it into the template. I wonder what could be your issue?

  8. Joe, this is just the recipe I needed! A teacher at my school has requested either fudgy brownies OR an Oreo cake for her birthday next I can get all her favorite things in one dessert! Thank you! :)

  9. I made these brownies for my office and they love, love, LOVED them! I believe the words "best brownie I've ever had" were uttered. Thanks for being such a fantastic recipe resource!

  10. Elisabeth - Let me know how they worked for you!

    Rebecca - Thank you for the feedback! They are definitely one of my favorite brownies.

  11. You know, I have made these quite a few times since you first posted the recipe...but I forgot about them! Thanks for the repost...I have to take a dessert to a friend and this is the perfect(!!)dessert for her!

  12. I plan to make the Oreo brownies today. Wish me luck! Your blog is awesome!!

  13. I am trying to figure out how to convert this to a 9X13 pan. I figure a half recipe will be close enough, but what do you recommend on the eggs---3 eggs + and egg yolk?

    Thanks---looks yummy!

  14. Gail - I hope they turned out well!

    Anon - a 9 x 13 should be fine, you'll just need to watch the total baking time. I would whisk up the 4th egg well and then just use 2 tablespoons worth as that is roughly 1/2 an egg.

  15. I made a full pan of these for a St. Paddy's day party. I was a little worried at first that there'd be some left over, but in the end there was nothing but crumbs!

    Awesome recipe! Thanks for posting it. :)

  16. Rissani - Thanks for giving them a try!

  17. I only have semisweet chocolate chips, so will it be fine if I just use semisweet chocolate instead of the bittersweet and unsweetened? If so, how much should I use? Thanks!

  18. Anon - I've never tried! I'm not sure if you could make that substitution.