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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip and Oreo Brownie Bars

We’ve all heard the expression a day late and a dollar short! Seems that applies to my post today. If I had been on the ball, I’d have posted this on Tuesday, Oreo’s actual 100th birthday. I didn’t realize it was the century mark for everyone’s favorite cookie until after I’d already posted the Baked Chicken recipe on Tuesday. How do you eat your oreo's? Are you a dunker or do you twist them apart and eat the middle?

When I saw this recipe, I knew it was a must try! As I read through the recipe, I couldn't help but notice this is really three desserts in one. This is truly one of those recipes that’s causing our society to be overweight and unhealthy. So what did I do but bookmark it and then a few weeks later, make it. I did only eat one small piece. I sent the rest to work with my husband so he could share this treat for “food day”. For what it’s worth, I did omit the caramel layer, which I am guessing reduced the calories from 2 zillion to maybe just a zillion and a half. If you’re okay with calorie laden, unhealthy desserts, give this one a try. It’s decadent and delicious.




Chocolate Chip Cookie 'n Oreo Brownie Bars
Recipe Courtesy of A Bountiful Kitchen

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips, semi sweet
1 package of Oreo cookies
1 package of brownie mix (to be prepared as directed on the box) Or homemade.
Dulce de leche or caramel topping

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a 9X13 pan with parchment paper
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Press the cookie dough evenly into the pan.
Now place the Oreo's on top of the cookie dough.
Spread or drizzle the dulce de leche or caramel topping on top of the oreos.
Prepare brownie batter as directed. Pour/spread brownie batter on top and smooth it around with a spatula.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Bars are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out with a bit of a moist crumb attached. Remove from oven and let cool completely, about 2 hours.
Cut into squares and serve.

I am linking this to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday.

11 comments:

  1. I'm grateful, too, that I can send baking in to work with my husband, or take it to the church's hospitality committee. Sometimes a little taste is enough for me, and then I need to get temptation out of the house!

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  2. Those sound really good. Hope all is well.

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    1. Awesome Recipe Dear..Bookmarking it to try soon..

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  3. Wow! They look wonderful!!!

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  4. WOW, that is one decadent cookie bar! Looks fantastic!
    I am a twister. And I love double stuff the most.

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  5. Wow, all that and diet too!!! This looks amazing:@)

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  6. I have never heard of this, but i know many in my family who would enjoy this one.
    Rita

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  7. Hi Julie,
    These re just great Chocolate Chip and Oreo Brownie Bars, all that wonderful chocolate, yummy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Oh yes but three DELICIOUS desserts in one! Looks yummy to me!

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