Brownies are a dessert that have been around for many years and I know there are several different ways to make them. I know everyone has their very own favorite family recipe that cannot be beat, I know there's a recipe in my family that I consider "The Best" recipe! Brownies have always been a common dessert in my family, it wasn't out of the ordinary for us to have a pan of brownies sitting around at any given time. They are so easy to throw together and you have a delicious dessert in no time! It's also a great thing to have around just to nibble on, you can cut a little piece and walk around and eat it. Brownies can easily be one of those desserts that doesn't have to be eaten with a fork.
Brownies are also one of those desserts where there are endless ingredients that can be incorporated into the recipe to give it a kick. While looking on the baking isle it is easily seen that there are endless options that can be added to make a desired taste . It's amazing to me to look at the box brownie mixes and far they've come over the years; there's not only plain brownies but brownies with marshmallows, double chocolate and tons of other things. I've seen many things added to brownies to spice them up but until this recipe I had never seen a recipe where Oreos or any other type of cookies were added.
This recipe for Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies created by Ina Garten is absolutely awesome. This is definitely a recipe for any brownie, chocolate or Oreo lover. Whatever your sweet craving is, this is a recipe that will quench and fill it!
Outrageious Oreo Crunch Brownies
4 sticks butter
1 pound semisweet chocolate chips
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup plus 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped Oreo cookies (50 cookies = 1 package regular filled Oreos)
Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 f. Butter and flour an 11 1/2 in x 14 1/4 in x 1 in baking pan. (I used a regular 9x13).
Set a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Place butter, chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate in bown and melt until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, sift together one cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. in a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaing 1/4 cup flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. (I reserved a few Oreos to sprinkle on top)
Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothepick inserted comes out clean.
***Since I used a 9x13 mine were thicker and needed to cook longer than 35 minutes. Mine were a little gooey but I loved them like that!
Recipe By: Ina Garten and found on the website for Oprah Magazine