Oreo brownies recipe made in a loaf pan to make a small batch of brownies! Oreo brownies for two are topped with oreos and frosted with oreo buttercream.
I’m really excited to share my Oreo brownies for two. These brownies are quick and easy and so is the frosting I use on top. You read that right, these are Oreo brownies with frosting.
This recipe is baking made easy, with simple ingredients, that come together in a bread loaf pan to make a small batch of brownies! My Oreo brownies for two are topped with whole Oreos and frosted with an Oreo buttercream frosting.
I judge Mr. Dessert For Two for eating Oreos. In a house with homemade desserts, it feels like a knife in the heart. We don’t have them in the house frequently, but just often enough to hurt my feelings. When I hear the rustling of the package in the pantry, I turn my judge-y eyes his way and purse my judge-y lips. I do not approve.
Oreo Brownies Baking Made Easy:
If you’re new here, I make small batch desserts, which means that I use fewer ingredients and I bake brownies in a bread loaf pan. Brownies baked in a loaf pan give you two large bakery-sized brownies. In real life, I like to slice these Oreo brownies into 4 to 6 pieces–they’re just so rich!
In fact, this might be the only dessert I’ve ever made for Mr. Dessert For Two that made him stop at three bites. These brownies are RICH. The brownies are delicious without the frosting, but if you’re going to make Oreo brownies, then make Oreo brownies with frosting.
Where the Idea for Oreo Brownies Came From:
I had not eaten an Oreo cookie since I lived with my parents, oh, about 18 years ago. Then, in Savannah, I kept seeing Oreo brownies. The Oreo brownie at Forsyth Park Cafe piqued my interest because it had a creamy white frosting piled 1-inch thick. Then, the next day, I saw an Oreo brownie at Back In The Day Bakery. I caved, because I just had to know what an Oreo brownie tasted like!
Oreo Brownies Ideas:
I finally ordered an Oreo brownie, and it was love at first bite. Once the world of Oreos was opened up to me, I knew a trip down the cookie aisle at the grocery store was in order. However, I had no idea there were so many varieties of Oreos these days!
After much deliberation, I finally settled on Birthday Cake Oreos for these brownies, because if you haven’t tasted an Oreo in over a decade, you should probably hop, skip and jump down to the store and buy every flavor of Oreo and taste your way to a winner.
This recipe is really easy to substitute any of the Oreo flavors, a few ideas I had would be mint, peanut butter, fudge dipped, or golden. I have also made this recipe with the original Oreos and it was delicious!
Oreo Brownies With Frosting Ingredients:
This is a basic quick and easy brownies recipe, with six Oreo cookies dotted on the top. To make these brownies from scratch, you’ll simply need:
There is no cocoa powder in these brownies, I don’t think it is necessary for this recipe, the unsweetened chocolate provides plenty of chocolate flavor without cocoa powder. You will also notice that this recipe only uses 1 egg.
If you are looking for dairy free, unfortunately, this recipe contains both butter and milk. But I do have a dairy free brownie option.
The brownie frosting is also quick and easy with just four ingredients:
Why I sometimes use shortening instead of butter:
So, there’s something we need to talk about when it comes to these Oreo brownies–it’s the Oreo frosting.
The Oreo buttercream in this recipe uses shortening, not butter to come together. I do this for a few reasons:
Shortening is a flavorless ingredient. When I’m adding other rich flavors, often butter can stand in the way.
Oreos are actually made with shortening, not butter. Well, it’s probably some other type of hydrogenated oil, but rest assured that butter isn’t being used in your Oreos. It’s one of the cool reasons Oreos are shockingly vegan! (I should note that the company does not state they are vegan simply because they may have come in contact with milk during the manufacturing process, but there are no actual animal products in Oreos).
Shortening is fluffy at room temperature, and slightly fluffier when cold. If you have leftover Oreo brownies and you store them in the fridge, they won’t be as hard when you pull them out.
Overall, the Oreo buttercream on these brownies is so good, you’ll want to double it and smear it between two chocolate cake layers, or on top of cupcakes!
Oreo brownies with a rich oreo buttercream frosting on top!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time47 minutes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
7 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons milk
pinch of salt
6 Oreo cookies
For the frosting:
3 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
3 Oreo cookies, crushed
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Line a 9" loaf pan with foil or parchment paper, leaving enough hanging over the edges to form handles. Push the foil or parchment firmly into the corners of the pan so your brownies will have neat edges.
Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on low in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until the mixture is smooth.
Stir in the sugar and vanilla, then let cool for 30 seconds. Then, stir in the beaten egg.
Sprinkle the flour, baking powder and salt evenly on top.
Stirring a few times and then add the milk. Mix together well until flour is no longer visible in the batter. Pour into the loaf pan and press 6 Oreos on the surface of the brownies.
Bake for 21-22 minutes.
Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before lifting the brownies out and allowing them to cool completely.
To make the frosting, beat together all ingredients except for the cookies until light and fluffy. Finally, stir in the crushed cookies.
Frost the brownies and serve.
I used birthday cake oreos, because that was the seasonal flavor, but you can use any type you prefer, even double-stuffed!
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Christina Lane is the author of 3 cookbooks all about cooking and baking for two. She has scaled down hundreds of recipes into smaller servings so you can enjoy your favorite dishes without the leftovers! Valentine's Day is her favorite holiday.