Enjoy These Oreo Brownies with a Big Glass of Milk


Made with Dutch process cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and lots of crushed cookies, these rich, fudgy Oreo bars are well on their way to becoming milk’s favorite ! This is so chocolaty, you may need a “a swig of milk between each bite,” like Ree Drummond. If you prefer a sweeter bite, though, try swapping milk chocolate chips for the semisweet. These brownies make an epic for your sweetie. Want to take dessert up a notch? Use them as the base for an epic ! 

Are there Oreo cookies in Oreo brownies?

This recipe has chopped up Oreos swimming around in the batter and floating on top of the brownies, making it abundantly clear what’s in it! Cookies and cream is such a classic combination that it translates to most every type of sweet treat.


You can make easy , no-bake , , and . While the original Oreo flavor is wonderful, there are plenty of creme sandwich cookies out there with flavors that will work wonderfully in this recipe. These brownies would be great with mint Oreos, peanut butter Oreos, or one of the colorful holiday-themed cookies! 

Do you need to use Dutch process cocoa powder to make Oreo brownies?

In this recipe, Dutch process cocoa is used for its deeper, richer taste. There is a difference between Dutch process cocoa powder and regular unsweetened cocoa. Dutch process cocoa is treated with alkali which helps reduce the acidity of natural cocoa.


This results in a richly colored cocoa powder that is less sharp tasting. It has emerged as a popular alternative to the classic unsweetened or natural cocoa powder. While both will work for this recipe, the Dutch process cocoa will produce a brownie that is more chocolaty. And who doesn’t want that?

1 1/4 c.

unsalted butter, cubed

1 1/2 c.

granulated sugar

1 1/4

firmly packed light brown sugar

1 3/4 c.

all-purpose flour

1 1/2 c.

Dutch process cocoa powder, sifted

1 tsp.

kosher salt

1 tsp.

instant espresso powder (optional)


large eggs, room temperature

1 tbsp.

vanilla extract

1 c.

semisweet chocolate chips

30 oz.

Oreo sandwich cookies, lightly crushed and divided


Baking spray with flour

Step  1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Step  2 In a large microwave-safe bowl, place the butter. Heat the butter in the microwave until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the granulated sugar and the brown sugar until well-combined. Place the bowl back in the microwave for 1 minute more. Whisk until the sugar melts slightly and becomes shiny. Allow to cool slightly.  Step  3 In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder, if using. Set aside. Step  4 Whisk the eggs into the cooled butter mixture, 1 at a time, and add the vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, stirring just until combined.


Fold in the chocolate chips and three-quarters of the crushed Oreos. Step  5 Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with baking spray with flour. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Top the brownies with the remaining one-fourth of the Oreos. Step  6 Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes (do not over bake). Let cool completely in the pan. Step  7 Slice into squares and enjoy!


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