Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

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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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krystalfrog525 made it!1 month ago

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.

dreamynights3 months ago
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.
They stuck in the cupcake liners! What happened?!
crobbins78 months ago
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.
I have made these before and they seemed to have kept for about a week. They are definitely best straight out of the oven!
skennedy98 months ago
muzz11110 months ago
they turned out amazinggg :'D
sfoulger1 year ago
Was wondering it butter cream instead of peanut butter or nutella would work?
ehBeth1 year ago
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.
anolan41 year ago
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-Lou1 year ago
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 !
mscake9991 year ago
delicious!! don't be fooled by the "shiny" spot on top though, I left them in longer, thinking they weren't cooked enough!
toccoagirl1 year ago
i really want to try these they lok so good
wadesworth1 year ago
Only one suggestion. Try it with the double stuff or the white chocolate covered ones.
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!
pmatejcak1 year ago
WOW this is a MUST!! Thanks for the post.
danlynne071 year ago
omg, these look so good. OREOS and fav
Agadorable1 year ago
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.
TheMacyC2 years ago
These look so delicious !
Definitely gonna try them in the weekend !
Yumm :)!
shelly092 years ago
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.
Amycc2 years ago
I had the cup cake paper stick to sides also
TaraSchwarz2 years ago
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.
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!
I had the same problem what went wrong????
KKDEHAAN2 years ago
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??? :-)
lindayat2 years ago
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.
kfarrell32 years ago
Do the cookies get soft or do they stay hard
stay hard.
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)  hazenoff2 years ago
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)  kfarrell32 years ago
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.
sometimes oreos will soften up when they get stale
Ewww... i hate stale oreos. 'spose they would work good in this though
Not to worry, They Would NEVER be around long enough to even approach stale.
A baker friend of mine says, "Soak the oreos in butter."
Some additional info: "Melt butter in a shallow pan, put oreos in the melted butter for a minute, flip and repeat on the other side. I've used it for oreo-based mini cakes."
foodsnots (author)  berdandy2 years ago
Wow... I suppose that could work, but I might have to add a disclaimer saying, "Caution!! These are a heart attack smothered in chocolate." LoL! Thanks for giving a solution ;)
HAHAHAHAHA! 425 calories wasn't enough...

(Sounds delicious and like it fixes the issue, though.)
Would letting it soak a bit of milk before placing it inside the cupcake soften it up?
ashbegash2 years ago
These look fantabulous! :D

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