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.
Please.
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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Emmelyn Johnson

These were delish! I added vanilla as another person recommended, and I don’t think it really needed it! I didn’t particularly like the chocolate on top, but others enjoyed it! I probably won’t put chocolate on it when I make it!

Jocelyn
Jocelyn

Im making these right now and Im just asking to be sure, its TWO CUPS of sugar?? Im not a baker so im not judging but i was about to scoop it in and thought “This can’t be rigth….”

Holly
Holly

Just made these and they’re ABSOLUTE HEAVEN!!!! I added 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla to the cream cheese mixture to make it more like the actual filling of an Oreo, don’t know if it made a difference but regardless it was delish! I also added the other half cup of whole chocolate chips on top with the remaining Oreos…made it EXTRA delicious:)

Joyce

I just love your remark on how you feel about exercising. I know just what you mean. Ya know, sitting in your favorite chair watching tv.

Kriste

I’m making these right now as we speak. It’s looking so yummy. My question is, what size pan did you make these in? My brownie mix called for a 8 or 9 inch square pan, but now that I’m heaping the filling on, it’s almost too much. Just curious. I’m putting them in the fridge overnight and serving them at a get together tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them!

Katie
Katie

I made these for my 4th of July party. They were a hit!

Jillian
Jillian

*Drool*
Those look sooo good – brownies have to be my all time favorite dessert bar!
I also love reading your blog, which is why I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger's Award! I'm sure you've received it many times before, but you're such an inspiration to me! Thanks!

grace
grace

you are an inspiration–a thoughtful friend, total heroine, and devious baker. 🙂

SMITH BITES
SMITH BITES

honey, at least you were peddling . . . me? i'd be walking that d**m bike . . . no wait . . . i'd probably have insisted on a bike check BEFORE we ever left the house . . . and in my finest hour, i would have deemed the tires on said bike 'dangerous' . . . we would have never left the driveway . . .

Steph
Steph

Your posts always make me chuckle. Seriously you are funny. And these brownies look like a dream. I must make them pronto!

Mini Baker
Mini Baker

instant bookmark AMAZING!!!!
-minibaker

jessie
jessie

Next time you get forced on a bike trip, bring a brownie picnic!
It will make it worth it, I promise!

http://baking-in-brooklyn.blogspot.com/

Raina
Raina

Too funny! Definitely would rather eat these awesome brownies than bike ride up a hill:)

Marla
Marla

These are sooooo fun! Can I eat them while on a bike?

Latinacreativa
Latinacreativa

P.S. I meant to share with you that a wacko ( I do love her) friend of mine invited me to a spinning class which rendered me useless for over a week due to the muscles in my back clenching like the fists of an ultimate fighter. People who ride bikes outdoors for fun are normal, those who do so indoors with no intention to reach a local destination are just insane!

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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