Dreamy Oreo Brownies

The other night I went on a bike ride.
 I was peer pressured into it, actually.
You all know how I feel about exercise…it’s a necessary evil.
Please don’t leave comments here about how it’s fun or you just have to find the one you like.
What I like is to sit on my tuckus and watch low brow reality tv.
If I could burn calories doing that…oh how beautiful my world would be.
So, I get a text from some of my exercise-enthusiast friends saying how they are going to go for a bike ride.
I don’t wanna…
so I say, “maybe”…
then I start getting texts on how bathing suit season is coming up and how much better I will feel…blahblahblah.
SO, I go.
And I peddle.
And peddle.
Annnnd peddle.
Then comes the hill.
I switch to the lowest gear and while I am peddling 7000 RPM I go approximately 3 feet.
An old lady walking a dog strolls by me while I am trying to will myself up the hill, which in my recollection is basically a vertical climb.
I try and act like I am not about to have have an aneurysm.
Like, this hill…no big thang.
Face beet red, sweat pouring off my brow, curse words being uttered under my breath…it isn’t a shining moment…especially considering we were only a mile away from my house.
My Huffy just isn’t cutting it.
Then, by the grace of God one of my friend’s tires starts wobbling and she doesn’t feel comfortable going any further.
Because I am such a considerate friend I INSIST she turn back.  It isn’t safe, I tell her…we should definitely get you back home.
We don’t want to get stranded and I am fairly positive my leg muscles could not handle letting her ride on my handle bars like we used to do in middle school.
My other (sportier) friends decide to go on ahead to complete the 10 mile route while the more level headed girls of the group (myself included) decided to rescue our friend in need.
See, I am a true hero.
Plus, there were brownies waiting for us.
Bravery deserves a reward.
Dreamy Oreo Brownies
(printable recipe at the bottom)
1 box brownie mix (I used Pillsbury Fudge Brownies) – with ingredients to prepare them according to the package directions
1 (16.6 oz) package Oreo cookies divided equally into 3rds all coarsely chopped
1 (8 oz) tub of Cool Whip thawed in fridge
1 8 oz block of cream cheese softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Prepare brownie batter according to package directions, folding in 1/3 of the chopped Oreos.
Bake according to package directions, until a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.
Let brownies cool completely.
Meanwhile in your mixer bowl beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined and smooth.
With a spatula fold in the Cool Whip and another 1/3 of the coarsely chopped Oreos.
Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of cooled brownies.
Now in a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and the vegetable oil on medium power for 1 minute.
Stir and repeat in 30 second increments until melted.
When chocolate is melted spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.
Now sprinkle the remaining Oreos on top of melted chocolate.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to serve.
Cut into squares.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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72 Responses
  1. Mark and Megan

    Like how you termed exercise "a necessary evil." I only exercise so I can eat more yummy things. Like this recipe…I am so making these brownies this weekend!

  2. mom24orsinis

    One of the funniest blog posts I've ever read…truly LOL through the whole thing cause, I GET 'CHA! Really, exercise is for the birds…do it cause I have to…I don't like it…I like dessert, and frosting and mindless TV…maybe some iphone Euchre for hours!

    Hilairous…and the recipe? My type of brownies!!

  3. Kristan

    I'm not sure if I would even know how to pedal a bike anymore…I have a feeling that as soon as I climbed on, my body would revolt.

    The brownies look amazing!! I'll stay home and babysit for them while you go on your bike ride, mmmkay?

  4. Anonymous

    YUMMMMM. Your brownies look delish!!!!! I've been on a huge chocolate kick these past few days. Might just make these soon. Don't worry Shelly, you'll make it through bathing suit season!! 🙂

  5. Kristen

    Be still my heart… these are like brownie heaven.
    And I'm with you on the bike rides. Small hills seem like huge hills!

  6. Robyn

    You are a true hero! Such a thoughtful, selfless act to rescue your friend in need. And to have these dreamy brownies waiting on y'all when you got back? Talk about every girls' best friend!

  7. Kristie Maynard

    The last time I went bike riding, I was doing great, riding along with the breeze blowing through my hair then suddenly, I was half way through the ride and the other half, coming back home was uphill. That was a whole other story!!! I walked the bike home.
    Boy do these brownies look wonderful. Maybe I'll make these next time I have to take something for scrapbooking. YUMMY!

  8. Jocelyn

    Yea, if brownies like that were waiting for me back home…I would have turned around too! You were a great friend to go back with her:-)

  9. Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

    You are hilarious! I think you made the right choice to turn back, biking up hill = no fun…brownies are much better! These look delicious, Chocolate and Oreos, doesn't get much better!

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Ha! That's too funny, when people are walking uphill faster than me I just give up, get off, and walk my bike up the hill. At least you persevered, that certainly deserves a reward!

  11. Joanne

    My solution to the low-brow reality tv show addiction thing is to watch real housewives at the gym. The only way I'd get through it. Having these brownies on the counter…would so also help.

  12. MYVON

    Love this post…. just how I feel about exercising and biking up hills…. My husband is the one that is always after me to go biking ~~fun as it is, him so many miles ahead of me that I can't see him, me huffing and puffing like an old geaser having a heart attack…. maybe it would be better if there was a brownie at then…wonder if my husband would go for it.. You Made My Day!

  13. Bright Angel

    I LOVE this post!! You are hilarious!! And I am totally with you on the exercise thing. Although I may have to walk to the store for the ingredients so I can eat as many brownies as I want completely guilt free! 🙂

  14. LilaLoa

    Ok, wait. Cool whip, Oreos AND brownies? WHY DID YOU EVER LEAVE YOUR HOUSE IN THE FIRST PLACE?!! Goodness, I need to go to the store. I have to make these.

  15. Lark (SparkyLarky)

    Shelly…You flipping had me laughing out loud with this post! I am still smiling! I swear you sound just like a couple of my friends when I try to get them to go running…..lol
    However maybe I would get them to go with me if I make these Brownies?! That is what you are telling me to do, right? 🙂

  16. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    You really are a hero!

    Hills are the devil and will keep me from every riding a bike again, unless to be rewarded with these brownies.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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