Monday, April 25, 2011

Oreo Truffle Brownies

The inspiration and brownie recipe for this comes from Our Best Bites, which I love.  Brownies are pretty much my favorite easy treat.  I'm always on the hunt for the best recipe ever.  My hubby loves Oreos- as in when we played the Newlywed Game he named them as his favorite food- so when I thought of this combo I knew it was a match made in heaven much like my hubby and me.   If that's too sweet for you, this recipe might not be for you...

Brownies: (again from Our Best Bites)
4 squares unsweetened chocolate (4 oz.)
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Oreo Filling:
1 row of Oreos you know how they come in packages with 3 rows, 1 of those... I don't know how many that is...
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup vanilla frosting

Chocolate Glaze: (also from Our Best Bites)
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbsp real butter

3-5 crushed Oreos

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For the Brownies, chop chocolate squares roughly, then melt it along with 2 sticks of butter in the microwave.  Stir every 45 seconds or so.  Set this aside.

In stand mixer, beat eggs for about 3 minutes until thick and frothy.  Add sugar and vanilla, beat to combine.  Add melted chocolate/butter.  Combine flour and baking powder and whisk into brownie batter by hand just until combined.  Pour into lightly greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until sides just start to pull away from pan.  Cool completely.

For the Oreo filling, crush Oreos in food processor.  Mix with cream cheese and frosting.  You could probably use cream cheese frosting... Spread over cooled brownies.  Chill.

For the glaze, melt chocolate and butter much like for the brownies, spread over chilled filling.  Sprinkle with crushed Oreos and chill.

These are very rich.  Almost like fudge.  So, super yummy.

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