Some friends invited us over for dessert night on Monday and I was instructed to bring something chocolate (they know me so well). I’d picked up a few boxes of brownie mix on sale last month and decided it was time to figure out a way to spice them up a little bit. Pecan brownies were a little too complicated for my after school endeavor but these proved to be fantastically easy to throw together!
You can use a boxed mix like I did or a homemade variety (like our favorite recipe). For the sake of time I used a box but added an extra egg and some hershey’s chocolate syrup to make them a little more fudgy. Oh, and I may have added a dash of heavy whipping cream but thats just because I was making chowder at the same time – I bet it makes no difference, I just like experimenting.
So, here is our new favorite brownie variation. They’re perfect for parties and guests but they’re also easy enough to whip up for a night in.
What you’ll need:
1 box of brownie mix + all ingredients (eggs, water, oil)
1 additional egg
1/2 C hershey’s chocolate syrup (optional)
1/2 pack of double stuff oreos (you could use regular too)
a pinch of milk
- Make brownie mix according to instructions on box and add additional egg.
- Spray a baking dish (9 by 13 probably works best).
- Pour half the batter into the pan.
- Break oreos into large pieces (I broke them into fourths) and plop into batter in the pan. I used almost half the box of oreos for this.
- Pour the rest of the batter into the pan, covering the oreos.
- Bake as directed on brownie mix.
- Frosting: I combine milk and powdered sugar (so simple!) until I have a thick consistency. I chose to cut some of the brownies out (after they’d mostly cooled) with a cup to get these cute circles. But, it was time consuming so I served the rest of the brownies from the pan. I took the frosting and drizzled it over the pan of brownies and then sprinkled some crushed oreos on the top. This is so much easier, but if it were a more formal event I would have cut out the rest of them, plopped a glob of frosting on the top, and sprinkled each with cookie crumbs. If you do cut them out be sure to spray the edges of your cup every one or two cuts so the brownies don’t stick!