Peanut butter-Oreo Brownies: Look like you worked harder than you did!

I really need to get going on my holiday baking, as I said in the York Peppermint Brownie post.  Sadly, I’m still way behind.  I spent the past two weekends working on my Christmas decorations, and that was a lot of work.  17 trees are up and decorated so far, so I’m at least happy with that progress!

So given how busy I’ve been, I think you’ll forgive me for another super-lazy “recipe.”  Because again, this is just a description of adding something extra to a brownie recipe.  I will say, these are a particular favorite of my coworkers.  No one can say no to a peanut butter-Oreo brownie!  One of the professors in my department even recognizes when I’ve done the snacks for someone’s proposal or defense because he calls these “Christine’s Special Brownies.”

Anyway, I got home last night much later than usual but wanted to get at least SOMETHING done.  My original plan was to shampoo my carpets while these baked, but instead I watched a Hallmark Christmas movie.  I’m obsessed with made-for-TV Christmas movies and Christmas List did not disappoint.  It had everything I’m looking for: Alicia Witt’s terrible acting making it clear that she has not interacted with human beings in any real way, people who don’t like real Christmas trees for some reason, a handsome bachelor who is way too nice but we just go along with it, and people reacting to our heroine like she’s a much better person than she really is.  Just fantastic.

Peanut butter-Oreo Brownies

  • Your preferred brownie batter
  • Oreos
  • Creamy peanut butter

Preheat your oven to whatever temperature your brownie recipe calls for.  Make your brownie batter however you see fit and spread half of it in a prepared 9″x9″ pan.

img_27391Now spread peanut butter on your Oreos and drop them in the batter.

img_27401Cover with the rest of the batter and bake the brownies.

img_27441Now, since I’m freezing these for Christmas the next step is just wrapping the brownies in aluminum foil, sticking in a freezer bag, and freezing them.  Not a great picture.  So I went ahead and cut up half of them to take with me to a meeting I have this evening.

img_27451Okay, it’s still not a great picture.  I’m afraid it’s time to replace some bulbs in my kitchen and I was too lazy to go get the step stool.

Also, I’m not sure if I’ve shared my cake carrier.  I love this thing.  It’s sturdy enough to actually carry in a plate of brownies without collapsing and I really like the second zipper.  Because sometimes you want to just reach in and get a brownie but other times you want to be able to neatly remove a slice of cake.

Add peanut butter and Oreos to your favorite brownie recipe or mix!




3 Comments on Peanut butter-Oreo Brownies: Look like you worked harder than you did!

  1. Vilma Barros | December 7, 2016 at 7:10 PM |

    WOW! I can’t wait to make it!

  2. Bill Kinney | June 20, 2017 at 4:52 PM |

    Super delicious! I’m gonna pass this along to Ashley.

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