How to Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes

Two Methods:Make the browniesAssemble the Oreo cakes and bake

Oreo cookies are as American as apple pie, and combined with peanut butter and brownie mix, they make a truly decadent dessert. This crowd-pleasing recipe is easy to make and takes about a half hour to prepare from start to finish.

Ingredients

Servings: 16

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes

Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Cookie topping:

  • 32 Oreo cookies
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy or nutty

Method 1
Make the brownies

  1. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 1
    1
    Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line the muffin cup baking pans with 16 paper liners.
  2. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 2
    2
    Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
  3. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 3
    3
    Remove the pan from the stove.
  4. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 4
    4
    Stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla with a large wooden spoon.
  5. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 5
    5
    Add the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder, beating well after each addition.

Method 2
Assemble the Oreo cakes and bake

  1. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 6
    1
    Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on one Oreo cookie.
  2. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 7
    2
    Place another Oreo cookie on top of the peanut butter.
  3. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 8
    3
    Put the double-stacked cookie into a muffin cup.
  4. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 9
    4
    Prepare the other cookies in the same way.
  5. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 10
    5
    Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the brownie batter over each stacked Oreo. Allow the batter to run down the sides of the stacked cookies.
  6. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 11
    6
    Bake the cakes for 18 to 20 minutes until the brownie mix is cooked through.
  7. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Step 12
    7
    Let the cookies cool completely before serving.
  8. Image titled Make Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes Intro
    8
    Finished.

Tips

  • Organic peanut butter may be harder to spread on the cookies because it is usually not as creamy as non-organic varieties.
  • If you have leftover brownie batter, bake it separately in a cake pan or a muffin tin.
  • If you don’t have cupcake paper liners, you can grease the muffin cups with butter, but the cakes may be difficult to remove after they are baked.
  • Set a timer so you don't forget about the brownies and let them burn.

Warnings

  • These cookie cakes are extremely rich; you may want to cut them in half before serving. Use a serrated bread knife for easier cutting.

Things You'll Need

  • Muffin cup baking pans
  • Paper liners
  • Large saucepan
  • Large wooden spoon

Article Info

Featured Article

Categories: Featured Articles | Brownies