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So, after being gone all last week, this has been catch up on the house week. Mostly laundry actually. Man, who knew that a weeks worth of laundry from 5 people could be so daunting. Yikes!! But I am kind of behind on my cooking and baking as well since I've been gone and cleaning. Not to mention, I needed an Oreo fix! So here we are. I saw this recipe earlier this week on a blog I kind of stock called Picky Palate. If you don't follow this blog, you should!! It's amazing. Plain and simple! And that is where I found this little concoction. Gorgeous, right!?! I love all the layers. Just makes you wanna take a bite, and really, all you need is a couple ingredients. You just prepare your brownie mix, spread oreos with peanut butter, stack, cover with brownie mix and bake. Easy and so delicious! Enjoy!!

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

1 box brownie mix, 8x8 inch size
24 Oreo Cookies
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 muffin cup baker with paper liners.

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. For each cupcake cup spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter over 2 Oreo cookies and stack them on top of each other. Place oreo stacks into the cupcake lined muffin cups. Spoon 2 tablespoons of brownie batter over each stacked oreos and let it run down the sides of the cookies. If you have left over brownie batter, bake separately in a separate baker or muffin tin. Bake cookies and brownies for 18 to 20 minutes, until brownies are cooked through. Let cool completely then serve.

Makes 12 servings

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cookingrecipe9 (author)2016-02-13

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RoseS33 (author)2015-12-20

I didn't use paper liners; just sprayed the tin liberally with Pam. Also, I only used 1 Oreo. I was out of creamy PB so I used crunchy. I let them cool in the pan for 5 min and they came out easily. And boy were they delish!

angbaby22 (author)2015-01-03

I made these but the Oreos came out of the top of the brownie.. How do I make or so the brownie is the top layer and it is smooth?!

katina.allen1 (author)2014-12-15

I just made there for my office cookie exchange and they came out great. Couple of changes I made:

- added an extra egg to the brownie mix

- only cooked for 10 mins... tops...

- used aluminum foil cups that were liberally sprayed with PAM for baking

- took them out of the cupcake tins to cool on a rack immediately after removing from the oven

They came out perfect. Did not stick to the foil and were super moist.

patricia.morris.54379 (author)2014-08-22

See how cute they are!!

look Soo pretty

1BigPoppa made it! (author)2014-11-12

I just made these. Pulled them out the oven just now. They look great. Here is my suggestion to anyone wanting to try this recipe or any recipe using gooey stuff like peanut butter or something that might stick. Always use parchment paper. I used regular cupcake/ muffin tins and lined them with parchment backing cups. I uses Blonde Oreos with chocolate creme in the middle. Also if it's your first time trying a recipe go for the least amount of time. This was 18 to 20 minutes so I went for the 15 minutes mark and they were perfectly done. Since oven temps very it's best to err on the side of caution.

I will be topping them with Butter cream frosting once they cool. I know it may be a bit sweet but I made them for a birthday so I think extra sweet is ok :) Thinking of breaking the left over Oreos in half and putting them on top. I will post pics once they are totally done.

bilge17 (author)2014-10-29

So delicious....We have made this multiple times in my house! The kids help and love making them.

gail.tonelli.1 (author)2014-10-24

My 18 year old grandson thought these were the best dessert EVER! He and his college roommates could not say enough about them. My grandson said, "I can't even put into words how good these are." Hahaha - I thought they were overkill and tasted exactly what they are; oreos, brownies and peanut butter. I like them all separately, but not so much all in one. My husband also liked them. Figures. ;) LOL

mommie.dearest.9 made it! (author)2014-10-08

I made these and took them into work and everyone loved them! You have to spray coat the muffin liners or the muffin pan if you don't use the liners. I was able to make 18 of them. I even sprinkled mine with a bit of powdered sugar.

elaine.hopkins.927 (author)2014-09-14

I was so excited to make these!! Well, they came out crappy!!Muffin papers stuck to brownie mix and they were hard as bricks to eat!! I will make again but try all the comment tricks I can get!! I will succeed at this I am sure!!

potatofaces (author)2014-08-24

I am so making these for Halloween, pure genius!

patricia.morris.54379 (author)2014-08-22

I just finished making these for a baby shower and they turned out amazing. Of course my husband and my son needed to do the taste test. :-) . They are are good. I made half with PB and the other half with Nutella Yummy

sara.ryan.paisar (author)2014-08-11

not sure for the negative reviews of this recipe. I had NO PROBLEMS at all and they look like the picture. I doubled up on the cupcake cups so they would not stick. WONDERFUL!

Createdjust4you (author)2014-06-27

I just finished making these with a few minor modifications… I used double stuff oreos and spread the PB on both sides. I also put a little batter in the bottom of each muffin tin. Most importantly, I didn't have ANY of the sticking issues that other users seemed to have struggled with. I experimented first using a foil liner, plain paper liner and no liner at all. No liner wins, hands down. I just sprayed the bottoms and sides of the tins with the PAM that's made for baking. Super delish. I also used 3 eggs in the brownie mix so they're a little softer and more cakey.

Relenthia (author)2014-05-30

I made these today, and I followed the recipe exactly. There were 2 things I did differently that made these wonderful! First what I did was I sprayed pam in the cupcake liners (was very generous), secondly I cooked them for 14 minutes instead of the 18-20 it suggested. I preheated the oven while I put the peanut butter on the oreos. They were nice and soft, didn't stick to anything, and very tasty!

craptacular777 (author)2014-05-25

Wow! what can I say. What a disaster of a recipe! If you don't mind wasting a box of Oreo's and a box of brownie mix, by all means please make these. To me, this is one of those recipe that was born in a college dorm room by someone with nothing better to do (think deep fried Twinkies, and you get the idea). First, your brownies will never come out like the one in the picture. Those in the photos were most likely the "Lebensborn" of multiple attempts. Yours will most likely look like asteroids after reentry. Second, they are not easy to make. A nice orange souffle is easier (and better tasting). If you do find the courage from within to attempt these, please heed the warnings of other comments here. But know this, even if you spray your cupcake papers they will still cling tenaciously to your brownies with all the ferocity of a rabid wolverine. Thirdly, quite frankly these just aren't very good. If you really need to get your peanut butter, brownie, and Oreo on, there are much better ways to do it.

nsullivan55 made it! (author)2014-05-24

Made these last night but in a square pan using parchment paper. Worked PERFECTLY and not as fussy as using muffin tins! Pardon the Christmas plate-I use it all year 'round.

maria8777 made it! (author)2014-05-10

OK I just made these this morning...first reading all of the reviews, I put everyone's suggestions into mind and made a perfect batch with no sticking or hardness. First I lined the non-stick cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners, then I sprayed the cupcake liners with Bakers Joy, then I put a small amount of brownie batter on the bottom of each liner, then continued with the recipe as follows. I also took them out of the trays as soon as I took them out of the oven and immediately removed the paper liners, which came off super easy. No need for all of the extra calories from butter trick. Just be sure to cool completely and store in an air tight container. Perfect batch :)

krystalfrog525 made it! (author)2014-03-01

I was sadly disappointed with how these came out. The first problem was with the paper sticking to the brownies. This was a huge frustration and I ended up eating some of the paper because I just could not get it off. The second problem was that in many of the brownies the icing from the Oreos melted into the cookies and made them really hard. Both of these problems seem to be alleviated by a short warming up in the microwave but that is not ideal when you are packing them in lunch boxes. I am open to suggestions and willing to try again.

dreamynights (author)2014-01-08

As someone who doesn't bake at all, this recipe was great and simple. I used aluminum foil muffin tins instead without cupcake liners. I greased the sides and just had to pry a little to get the brownies out so no cupcake liner problems. Some of the comments mentioned them being sweet, but I thought the peanut butter helped balance out the Oreos. The Oreos do not soften up by themselves but gave a nice bite - just like the oreos in Cookies 'N Cream ice cream. I made some of the cookies soft by dipping them in milk, but it can get messy as you spread the peanut butter. It is easier to either dip one side, spread pb, then dip the other side or spread all the pb before dipping everything in milk. Crunchy peanut butter also works but is a bit harder to spread and creates a larger stack.

Either way, it was a hit! Everyone that ate them thought I was an expert at baking and thought they were delicious.

kmaurer-enneking (author)2013-11-17

They stuck in the cupcake liners! What happened?!

crobbins7 (author)2013-07-31

So I was wondering if anybody has tried mailing these anywhere? My husband is deployed right now and loves all 3 ingredients! Would love to send him some but I don't want to if they go bad quickly.

sadieg21 (author)crobbins72013-08-07

I have made these before and they seemed to have kept for about a week. They are definitely best straight out of the oven!

skennedy9 (author)2013-07-28


muzz111 (author)2013-06-05

they turned out amazinggg :'D

sfoulger (author)2013-03-24

Was wondering it butter cream instead of peanut butter or nutella would work?

ehBeth (author)2013-03-08

Just made them and had my first bite. I'm going to need a lot of tea to finish one - they are very sweet (they're brownies, what did I expect?) - but the people I made them for are going to fall all over them. I will try them with a different kind of cookie next - maybe peanut Pirate cookies with raspberry jam instead of PB. Definitely a great concept. oh - and no sticking problems with the paper liners.

anolan4 (author)2013-03-02

These turned out so amazingly delicious. For those who want the cookies to get soft and are thinking of using the butter trick, try mixing a little butter (I used country crock, 1 part butter to 2 parts PB) so that when it gets hot, it melts a bit and makes the cookies soft. And its a lot easier than having to dip the cookies in it. So good thanks for the recipe!

Teri-Lou (author)2013-02-14

The reviews are in and everyone loved these. I made 18 with one brownie mix. 12 with PB and 6 with Nutella. These are great treats !

mscake999 (author)2013-02-04

delicious!! don't be fooled by the "shiny" spot on top though, I left them in longer, thinking they weren't cooked enough!

toccoagirl (author)2013-01-14

i really want to try these they lok so good

wadesworth (author)2012-09-20

Only one suggestion. Try it with the double stuff or the white chocolate covered ones.

jaxboy (author)2012-08-23

A good way to soften hard cookies is to put them in an airtight container with a slice of regular white bread. Works for almost every kind of cookie. The bread will turn hard as a brick. Once, when I was off to college, I got a care package of cookies that were HARD. I thought they were too hard for one slice, so I put two slices of bread in the container. The next day they were so soggy, I had to leave the top off for several hours so they could harden up some!

pmatejcak (author)2012-08-13

WOW this is a MUST!! Thanks for the post.

danlynne07 (author)2012-06-27

omg, these look so good. OREOS and fav

Agadorable (author)2012-05-09

When I use brownie mix in a cupcake paper liner, they do not stick if I place the paper liner in the tins, then spray with Bakers joy.

TheMacyC (author)2012-04-23

These look so delicious !
Definitely gonna try them in the weekend !
Yumm :)!

shelly09 (author)2012-04-13

Unfortunately, the cheaper liners can cause sticking to the sides of the paper (for any recipe). The best liners to use is the silicone reusable liners. Then you can pop them out of the silicone liner, wash them and reuse them.

Amycc (author)2012-04-10

I had the cup cake paper stick to sides also

TaraSchwarz (author)2012-04-01

I made these and the only problem I have which no one seems to have had is that they are stuck to the cupcake papers and the papers are not easy to remove. I had to cut the paper off which is a pain. I did exactly everything they said so I dont know why this happened.

KKDEHAAN (author)TaraSchwarz2012-04-10

Mine stuck a little, but the ones that that stuck the most and were the hardest to remove from the paper were the ones that were a little overfull and the brownie mix baked over the edges of the liners. Also, they stuck more when not stored in a warm place. On all of mine you had to go very slowly with the papers and work them off carefully because they were ripping when you tried to take them off too quickly. I would also be very careful not to over bake them as I think this can cause them to stick to the papers too. Good luck, hope it helps!

Amycc (author)TaraSchwarz2012-04-09

I had the same problem what went wrong????

KKDEHAAN (author)2012-04-08

I love this recipe and so does everyone who tastes them! I have read some comments that say they cannot get their cookies to soften enough and instead of using butter I found that if I leave them in a warm place (like the microwave) overnight the cookies are quite soft the next day... I also have not made them with regular Oreos but use peanut butter ones and I think that maybe this has helped the cookies soften as well and who doesn't love MORE peanut butter??? :-)

lindayat (author)2012-04-07

I didn't have enough Oreos so I made some with Girl Scout mint cookies. Also I have a grandkid that doesn't like peanut butter so I just took off one chocolate cookie wafer off one Oreo and stuck the icing side to another Oreo. I crushed up the leftover wafers and sprinkled it over the cookies so we could tell which ones didn't have peanut butter. I haven't eaten them yet. I have to wait until tomorrow's dinner. Although one may disappear before then.

kfarrell3 (author)2011-10-24

Do the cookies get soft or do they stay hard

TaraSchwarz (author)kfarrell32012-04-01

stay hard.

hazenoff (author)kfarrell32011-10-27

I would THINK, I have yet to do it, since I just found this today... but I would THINK that substituting Nutella for Peanut butter would help to make them soft.
Try it, or I will... and we will see what we have, other than an expanding waist line.

foodsnots (author)hazenoff2011-10-27

It could, but the only thing I would be worried about is the Nutella burning. If anyone tried it and it turns out, let me know!

foodsnots (author)kfarrell32011-10-24

They stay hard. That is the one thing about this recipe I would have liked to change, but a solution still hasn't really presented itself.

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