Oreo Crunch Bars


My apologies for this NOT fall themed recipe, but you’ll thank me later. After making triple oreo cookies, I spotted this recipe on How Sweet It Is, and I knew my obsession with Oreo baked goods was not over yet. In fact, when I saw her photos, I almost DIED. Seriously…Yum.
Brownies. With whole Oreos. Chocolate chips. Crushed Oreos. Peanut butter and chocolate poured on top. Yes…you heard that right. And the texture…oh goodness.20121006-235657.jpg The texture of these bars–chewy brownie, crunchy Oreos, smooth, melty peanut butter and chocolate…all of that paired with the flavors; chocolate brownie, sweet Oreos, nutty peanut butter and rich chocolate make for one insanely addicting bar! And they are oh-so fun to make! These bars would be perfect to make for a sunday football party to munch on, a fun project to do with the kids, or just because they are SO. GOOD.

20121009-203552.jpgAny reason you can conjure up, or even if you have none at all, you should definitely make these bars…people will love you like 10x more. Just kidding! Maybe.

Oreo Crunch Bars

Recipe from How Sweet It Is


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
20 Oreo cookies

Preheat oven to 350.

Line a 9″ square baking dish with parchment paper (or grease with butter).

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; add vanilla. Add in cocoa powder and mix until combined. Add flour and salt, mixing well until batter is smooth and comes together. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Spread into prepared baking dish. Place 9 Oreo cookies on top and press down slightly. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Meanwhile, crush remaining Oreos in plastic bag. Remove brownies from the oven and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and crushed Oreos. Place in oven for 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave remaining chocolate chips and peanut butter in bowl on HIGH, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Remove brownies from oven and pour melted chocolate mixture over top, spreading to cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Let brownies sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting into 16 pieces.

Yield: 16 bars


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