Cookies & Cream Overload Brownie Bars

You know how sometimes you just want a light snack?  Yeah, this would not be one of those times.

This is more along the lines of “I want the most crazy, decadent and over the top dessert I can dig my fork into”.   I present to you Cookies & Cream Overload Brownie Bars.    Cookies and Cream Brownies are one of my favorite desserts of all time.  If you’ve never had a brownie with a vanilla frosting, you need to do something about that, stat.    One of the very first recipes I shared on this blog was a cookies and cream brownie.

Much like that recipe, this is one that you can use with your favorite brownie recipe or box mix (hey, I’m a box mix brownie lover, no shame in that).  You can make your own frosting, or use canned.  This is more about bringing together a great combo of flavors than a specific 1/2 a cup of sugar recipe.

These brownies include a layer of brownie, a layer of Oreo cookies a layer of Cookies & Cream Candy Bars, another layer of brownies and then a layer of cookies and cream frosting.  Yeah, I told you, this is not a light snack type of thing.

I used Hershey’s Cookies & Cream Candy Bars in this recipe.  These are the giant ones (6.5 oz).  :).  Two bars made for a perfect fit.  If you can’t find this size, you can always use other sizes, these just happens to fit perfectly in the 8×8 pan.

To make these…

I used my favorite brownie mix, prepared according to the package directions.  

I lined a 8×8 pan with foil (which makes getting the brownies out a breeze) and then lightly sprayed it with cooking oil.  

I spread a thin layer of brownies onto the bottom, followed by a layer of Oreo cookies.   For my 8×8 pan, 16 Oreo Cookies worked out great.

After the Oreos, I placed my two giant Cookies & Cream Bars into the pan.

Next I spread the remaining brownie batter onto the top of the candy bars, and baked according to the directions on my brownie mix.    

Once the brownies were done, I let them cool completely, then topped with vanilla frosting that I added crushed Oreos to (about six Oreos for a container of frosting works out well) creating Cookies & Cream Frosting.  You could skip this, but it really completes the brownies.

That’s it.   Really a very simple way to doctor up box brownies into a totally over the top crazy dessert.     And since I am such a fan of cookies and cream, here are a few other recipes I’d recommend…

Cookies & Cream Magic Cookie Bars

Cookies & Cream Dessert Jars

Oreo Truffle Stuffed Cupcakes With Cookies & Cream Frosting

Cookies & Cream Brownie Bowls

Cookies & Cream Trifle

Have a sweet weekend!

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