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Brownies~

19 Sep

So… yeah. Brownies are probably one thing that will not be featured here terribly often. I regrettably don’t like them much at all, nor have I ever really. The only brownies I EVER truly loved were the ones my mom made growing up. They came straight out of a box, but I had never had one I liked better. And even though I’ve eaten a fair share of box-baked brownies, none ever seem to be the ones my mom bought. I can’t ever remember which ones she gets specifically, though she’s told me countless times, and any time I try to find them in the stores, I fail. They were equal parts of chunky chocolate pieces that balanced what I tend to feel is the much drier rest of the brownie. And that’s generally what turns me off from brownies – I find them ALL to be uncomfortably dry, and they make my mouth feel kind of weird… Thus, I don’t make them that often.

But I DO make them sometimes, because everyone else loves brownies, and does not seem to find the same problems in them that I do; my tongue must just be broken in that respect. In middle/early high school I never particularly cared for chocolate. In fact, only recently (within the last few years) have I began craving it on occasion. I’ve been long overdue for some brownies, and taking into consideration my husband’s love for chocolate, I found some that I wanted to make him to celebrate our first month of being married! Heck I mean, if you can last one month, you can make it all the rest, right?!? At least I think you can, especially with ample baked goods! ;D “Cookies and Cream” is my ultimate number one flavor for any dessert ever, period – there is absolutely NO taste I cherish more. I try to bake anything and everything I can that combines that flavor, particularly through use of Oreos. And so yet again I find myself baking delicious Oreos inside another delightful treat: a gooey hot-fudge brownie!

Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies
(from Kevin and Amanda)

What you need:

  • 1 box Brownie Mix
  • eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
  • 1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream
  • 1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven & spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray

2. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water.

3. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine.

4. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish. Layer with Oreos.

5. Top off with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box.

As far as brownies go for me, I enjoyed them (mostly due to the FANTASTIC addition of the Cookies and Cream ice cream, MY FAVORITE!!!). These brownies were SUPER MOIST. I baked them for about 40 minutes. The ones along the edge of the pan were a little hard on the sides, which was a bit surprising considering the extreme moistness of the centers and bottoms. As the original author of this recipe states, the Oreos in the center stay nice, soft, and gooey – perfect!

To save husband all the trouble and calories that come with consuming all of these, I took the remainder to our first Ultimate game of the fall season! They were a huge hit with everyone on the team who go to try one!

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