Oreo Crunch Brownies have an outrageous amount of chocolate to satisfy your “chocolate fix. These decadent bars are tempting and hard to put down. They are made with Oreo cookies, a pound of semi-sweet chocolate and ground espresso beans. Be sure to eat these fantastic brownies early in the day or you might be up all night! All that flavor really sets these Oreo Crunch Brownies off into chocolate Heaven.
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- 1 pound unsalted butter
- 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 6 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons instant espresso powder
- 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups Oreo Cookies, chopped (about 50 cookies)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and lightly flour an 12″ x 13″ x 1″ baking pan.
In a heat-proof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, and chopped semisweet and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Learn different techniques for How To Melt Chocolate.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, espresso powder, vanilla extract, and sugar. Blend slightly cooled chocolate mixture into egg mixture; let cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to cooled chocolate mixture.
In a small bowl, stir chopped Oreos cookies and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Add Oreo mixture to the chocolate mixture. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
Bake 28 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean with some crumbs attached; do not over bake.
Remove from oven and place on a wire cooling rack to cool. Refrigerate the brownies before cutting to get clean cuts.
Makes 20 brownies.
Source: Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa’s TV Show, from the July, 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
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