I am a known cookies n’ cream fan and will incorporate Oreos in anything from ice cream to cheesecakes. While not all cookies blend seamlessly into other types of baked goods, the creme-filled sandwich cookies always seem to make it work – and bring in some extra layers of chocolate and vanilla flavor, too. These One Bowl Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownies are a very easy way to have a little fun with Oreos and bring them into a recipe that you might not have expected to see them in!
The brownies are a one bowl recipe and are enriched with both dark chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. This combination not only gives them a deep chocolate flavor, but a perfectly fudgy texture. The batter comes together in one bowl, cutting down on both the prep time and the cleanup. Crushed Oreo cookies and chocolate chips are folded into the batter before it is poured into the pan. I recommend breaking the cookies roughly into quarters, however they can also be chopped more finely if you prefer a less chunky brownie. There are enough Oreos in the batter that you’ll see them poking through the top of the bars, so there is no need to reserve any for garnish. The chocolate Oreos blend exceptionally well into the fudgy batter, giving it an extra dose of chocolate flavor and making the fudgy brownies seem even richer than they are without them, so that is what I recommend you stick with here.
You’ve probably noticed that Oreo comes out with a lot of seasonal Oreo cookie flavors. When I first made this recipe, I used recent releases is Brownie Batter, which features a chocolate filling in place of the classic vanilla and is meant to capture the fudgy goodness of a bowl of not-yet-baked brownie batter. Naturally, these cookies seemed like they were just asking to be baked – just like real brownie batter – and they were an excellent addition here. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a flavor that stuck around for a long time and you probably can’t get them anymore.
This recipe is just one example of how much fun you can have with these limited edition Oreo flavors. While it is still enjoyable to dunk them in a glass of milk, turning them into a flavorful variation of cookies n’ cream ice cream or an unusual brownie makes the cookies seem a little bit more exciting! And this recipe will work equally well with any flavor of Oreo that you might come across, so file it away for use with other editions (including the original black and white variety) as they roll out!
One Bowl Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownies
1/2 cup butter
2-oz dark chocolate (60-70% cacao)
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 cup crushed chocolate Preos (or other favorite Oreo flavor)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and lightly grease.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt together butter and dark chocolate in the microwave. This should be done in 30-second intervals to avoid overcooking the mixture.
Add in sugar and cocoa power and whisk until completely incorporated. Whisk in eggs, followed by the salt and vanilla extract. Whisk in the all purpose flour and stir until flour is just incorporated and no streaks remain. Fold in crushed Oreos and chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
Allow brownies to cool in the pan, then lift the foil to easily remove them before slicing.