These rich, fudgy Oreo brownies are made with a handful of simple ingredients and can be whipped up in just one bowl! Make sure to check out the video on how I make them in my own kitchen!
My brownie obsession continues with today’s Oreo brownies, and I can’t overstate how grateful I am for all of you who have indulged me as I’ve now shared well over a dozen brownie recipes.
So far we’ve established the best brownie recipe, and made dozens of variations including ones that have been stuffed with peanut butter cups, loaded with cheesecake and cookie dough, and turned into snappy brownie brittle. It’s been a wild ride, guys.
And while not entirely brownie-related, I have to mention that another journey I really appreciate you guys accompanying me on is my one through video. It’s been a bit, but I finally uploaded a new video to YouTube (for this Oreo Brownie recipe, you can check it out just above the recipe below).
I’m hoping that eventually the process gets less overwhelming, but learning video is like learning photography all over again and has resulted in many headaches and late nights.
I’ve been filming every week to the point where I have a backlog because the editing is just… exhausting! I can’t even begin to justify the number of Oreo Brownies I downed while piecing together this most recent video.
But, setting all that video-related stress aside, let’s talk Oreo Brownies.
I used my easy brownie recipe as the base for this recipe. As many of you know, that recipe took dozens of trials to perfect and I’m absolutely in love with its rich chocolaty-ness, the chewy fudginess, and the fact that it requires just one bowl to make! It was the perfect brownie batter for mixing in a pile of broken Oreo pieces.
Tips for Making Oreo Brownies
- I used classic Oreo cookies, but feel free to substitute your favorite variety (there are so many to choose from now!). Do they still make cookie dough Oreos? I definitely would want to try that next.
- To break your Oreos into pieces, I recommend placing them in a large Ziploc bag then using a rolling pin or mallet to break into pieces. Don’t smash them into crumbs, it’s nice to have real Oreo pieces to bite into! (Also, if you watch my video below, I included some bloopers at the end including one where I totally messed up explaining that part 🤦🏼♀️).
- You can substitute 6 oz of chopped chocolate for the semisweet chocolate chips if you don’t have the chips on hand. Semisweet or Dark chocolate bars work, but I don’t recommend using unsweetened as it will make your Oreo brownies too bitter.
- The instant coffee is totally optional! Rather than make your brownies taste like coffee, it enhances the cocoa flavor and gives you a richer Oreo brownie. If you don’t have any on hand, you can of course leave it out, though!
How to Make Oreo Brownies
- 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut into Tbsp-sized pieces (170g)
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (100g)
- ½ cup natural cocoa powder (50g)
- ½ teaspoon instant coffee grounds optional
- ¾ cup sugar (150g)
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed (150g)
- 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (122g)
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips (70g)
- 20 Oreo Cookies divided
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper*
- Combine butter and ½ cup (100g) semisweet chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well, microwave for another 15 seconds and then stir well again. Repeat for 15 seconds until chocolate and butter are completely melted and well-combined.
- Add cocoa powder and instant coffee (if using), stir well.
- Add sugars, stir until completely combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time. After each addition, stir well, and then stir another 30 seconds (the better you stir your batter, the cracklier your brownie tops will be).
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Sprinkle salt over batter and add flour, stir very well, until completely combined.
- Place 15 of your Oreos in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin or mallet to smack until broken into pieces (don't crush into fine crumbs, you want decent sized pieces to bite into!).
- Add broken cookie pieces and mini chocolate chips and stir into batter.
- Spread batter into prepared 9x9 pan.
- Break remaining 5 Oreo cookies into pieces and press gently into the surface of the brownie batter.
- Bake on 350F (175C) for 30-35 minutes if using 9x9 pan (toothpick inserted in center should be just slightly fudgy, but not wet with batter).
- Allow to cool before cutting and serving.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.
Also could I still chill the batter for 15 min or would that affect the oreos consistency somehow?
That will work fine. 🙂
Came out well. Needless to say , your recipes are perfect.
Just tasted these after letting them cool… Amazing!!! I only had an 8×8 so cooked for the full 35 minutes at 350 and they are perfect! Your recipes never fail, thanks for taking the time to share and give clear directions 🙂
Thank you so much, Sarah! I am so glad you enjoyed them so much. 🙂
Are these brownies bittersweet in terms of taste. I’m a dark chocolate person but i have a milk chocolate kind of family and if they taste bitterness they will reject any recipe.
Hi Andres! They are more like dark chocolate. My husband isn’t a big fan of dark chocolate either so he’s not a huge fan of these.
These were the best! But they are very very dangerous, I had the package of oreos in front of me waiting to go in the batter. I will not publicly admit how many of them I ate 😂
I am so glad you enjoyed them so much, Anna! There’s an unwritten rule that if you are baking with Oreos you get to sample as many as you want and nobody is allowed to judge! 😂
I just made them, they are so delicious and fudgy!
Your recipes are always a success!
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Thank you so much, Mary! I am so glad that you have enjoyed them! 🙂
hi sam! if i use a 13×9 pan,how long is the baking time? thanks
Hi Mabelle! If you use a 9 x 13 the brownies are going to be really thin. I haven’t baked them in a 9 x 13 so you would need to keep an eye on them. The baking time would definitely be a lot shorter. 🙂
I tried these and they became too gooey…couldnt cut them into neat pieces. What did i do wrong? Should I have baked it more?
Hi Lalitha! Sounds like they may have just needed a bit more time in your oven.
Yup. It’s official. You are too darn cute. Thanks for taking the time not only to create such delicious, mouth-watering treats, but also for putting such enthusiasm into your video. You’re a natural…and very pretty too.
Aw, thank you, Amanda!! That means a lot to me! <3
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
These are next on the list of ‘to make’ after I finish with the Oreo Cheesecake (thank you very much!!) that I’m making right now!! You’re awesome with these crazy good recipes and always so helpful on tips. I really appreciate that!!