Guys, this is important. Like, monumental.
I’ve found the perfect dessert.
Yes. The. Perfect. Dessert. It’s just the right combination of delicious, easy, and OREOS.
Most people know that my favorite thing to make, for years now, has been Oreo Truffles (or Oreo Balls, as all my friends call them). They’re simple enough, with just three ingredients, and always a big hit, but all that rolling and dipping is a lot of work and a lot of mess.
So when I stumbled across a picture of something called “Oreo Truffle Brownies” on Pinterest, I knew I had to make them. I just needed the right occasion, so I wasn’t left eating them all by myself (I know, like that would be *so* tragic).
So when my best friend was 9 months pregnant and moving into a new house (and basically insane, clearly), I thought they would make a perfect housewarming gift / pregnancy-craving quencher.
And they were a big success. Dan even threw a mini temper tantrum at the idea of my friend getting them all, so I had to keep just under half of them for him (and myself). The good news is, it made a ton, so it wasn’t an issue.
And for the added happy ending to this post… That best-friend-who-was-pregnant is now my best-friend-who’s-a-mommy! Her sweet baby girl came a few days ago. Safe to say you can prepare for some cooking overload, as I plan to provide her with an endless supply of home-cooked frozen meals.
Oreo Truffle Brownies
Adapted from Chef In Training
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 pkg. Oreos
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 10 oz. dipping chocolate
First, make the brownie layer: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs. Add vanilla, salt, cocoa, and flour. Resist eating the entire bowl of batter, and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
While brownies are cooling, make the Oreo truffle layer: Whip the cream cheese up in a mixer. Drop in most of the Oreos (saving 5 or 6 for the optional topping, if you’d like), breaking them into halves or quarters as you drop them in. Mix on medium speed, until the Oreos are crushed and well-blended with the cream cheese.
When the brownie layer has cooled completely, spread the Oreo truffle mixture on top.
Melt dipping chocolate (or chocolate chips or chocolate candy coating) and pour over the top of the Oreo truffle layer, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. Crush up remaining Oreos, and sprinkle evenly over the top. Cover, and put in fridge for at least 30 minutes, until chocolate layer is hardened. Cut into brownies, and enjoy!