Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

Oreos make everything more indulgent. Cream cheese has the same affect. Imagine the super-indulgence of adding them BOTH to a brownie recipe. Yea, it’s pretty much like heaven.

I cut these brownies really small because they are so deliciously rich. The layer of cream cheese is awesome smothered between the two layers of Oreo brownies. And I like how they look like Oreos. The dark brownie batter sandwiches the white cream cheese layer just like an Oreo cookie!

I found this brownie batter to be extremely thick. This made it difficult to make swirls with the super creamy cream cheese layer. I think I made it work, but it was difficult. Also, be sure to let these cool completely. And store them in the fridge. They get all gooey and super soft when they come to room temperature. They still taste great, but I prefer the texture when they’re cold straight from the fridge.

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Oreo Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Yield: 25

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch square baking dish with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Whisk in sugar and bring to a boil, whisking frequently; boil 1 minute. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract, until well combined, about 1 minute.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt; whisk until combined.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, until combined. Whisk in melted butter-sugar mixture until well combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined, followed by Oreo cookies.

Spread half of brownie batter into baking dish, followed by cream cheese layer; dot the top with remaining brownie batter, and spread evenly, as best as you can. Run a knife through batter to make "swirls".

Bake at 350 degrees F, for 23-28 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack to room temperature before slicing. Lift foil out of baking dish, and slice. For easier slicing, try freezing the brownies for 30-60 minutes.

Recipe from Sugar Plum

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7 Responses to “Mocha Brownies”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Mmmm, brownies and frosting, how decadent!

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    Cara — March 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I could use that extra caffeine jolt right about now!

    Are you a fan of mint & chocolate? My favorite frosted brownies that my grandma always made had a layer of mint frosting and then a chocolate glaze. But I heart coffee + chocolate too 🙂

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    yumventures — March 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    In that last picture the melty chocolate chip is starting at me! It looks soooo delicious! I love anything with coffee flavors, so these are right up my alley!

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    Memória — March 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I already know these are good b/c you used my go-to recipe for brownies, too! haha The frosting looks perfect. I must make these soon.

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    Valen — March 25, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Oh boy does that look good!

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    Kerstin — March 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Your week of brownies is such a cute idea! This is my favorite so far – the frosting just takes them over the top!

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    penniesonaplatter — March 26, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I have to admit that I just love boxed brownies, but now the photo of these want me to try making them from scratch again!

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