Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies

Yes, you read that title right. :)

This is a chocolate lover's dream and the recipe is super simple! I made these to thank one of my Howl-O-Scream co-workers for being incredibly helpful to me during our dress rehearsals.  I hope you'll pardon my somewhat unscientific way of making these.

- Halloween Oreos (or regular Oreos, your choice)
- Peanut Butter
- Brownie Mix (I used a 13 x 9 mix, that yields about 8-9 good, big brownies - an 8 x 8 mix would likely get you a good half dozen)
- Eggs  *for brownie mix
- Vegetable Oil  *for brownie mix
- Muffin Tin
- Non-Stick Spray


- Open Oreos and the peanut butter - and be sure to check the Oreos for quality! ;)

- Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one side of two Oreos; stack this and place to the side
- Repeat this until you have at least 6 stacks - you can make more stack later if you have enough mix

- Preheat oven to temperate recommended by brownie mix - this was 350 for me

- Prepare brownie mix according to mix instructions

- Spray muffin tin generously with non-stick spray

- Place Oreo stacks in the center of each muffin cavity
- Carefully pour mix over the stacks, covering completely (I use a large spoon to do this)
- If you have leftover mix, make more stacks!

- Bake for at least 25 minutes - the mix instructions don't really have recommendations for making brownies in a muffin pan

- Using a toothpick, check for doneness of the brownies on the sides (otherwise, you'll just hit the Oreo cookie!) - if the toothpick isn't clean, leave the brownies in there for a few more minutes (but don't forget!)
- Slide the brownies out of the muffin tin and let cool

- Enjoy!

Other Questions:

Can I use Peanut Butter Oreos/Winter Oreos/Double Stuf Oreos?

Yes! You can use whichever Oreo cookie you like best, if you think they'll go well with the peanut butter and brownie mix! Just make sure to cover the cookies with batter if you go with the Double Stuf ones!

What peanut butter should I use?

Creamy peanut butter is the easiest to spread, but if you like crunch peanut butter, go for it!  Totally personal preference!

Can I make these in a cupcake pan?

My first attempt at these was in a cupcake pan, and I found that two cookies stacked came to the top of the pan and didn't really allow me to cover them in brownie mix. But you are welcome to try it! I just personally think a muffin pan that is deeper works better. 

These have been an absolute hit with my friends, so I hope you'll enjoy them as much as we do! Happy baking!

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1 comment:

  1. This looks SOOOOO goood!
    Also, I never knew there was a difference between a cupcake pan and a muffin pan!