Rich, dark, fudgy brownies, with a layer of double-stuffed Oreos, a chocolate coating and more crushed Oreo’s on top. How could it get any better than that?! (A scoop of ice cream on top, if you don’t need to be dairy-free, perhaps?)
This is the brownie to beat all brownies. Or maybe not. I love a lot of brownies.
Maybe I should probably go to a brownie intervention somewhere? Is there such a thing?!
I just love love love making brownies. I don’t even really know why, other than they are so easy, so comforting and they seem to make people so happy.
I like making people happy!
So, these may not be the best brownies ever, because really how can ONE brownie claim that title, but they are definitely up there at the top of the list for delicious, fun, crowd-pleasing brownies!
- 3/4 dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2/3 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted (still hot) and divided (1/3 cup + 1/3 cup)
- 1 cup very hot strong coffee (or boiling water)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1 package double-stuffed Oreo cookies
- 2 cups chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Generously butter a 9x13" glass baking dish, and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and baking soda. Whisk in 1/3 cup of the melted coconut oil until smooth.
Mix in the hot coffee (or boiling water) until smooth and thick. Whisk in the sugar, eggs, salt and vanilla and then the remaining 1/3 cup coconut oil until smooth.
Stir in the flour until just well combined, then spread about half of the batter into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Arrange an even layer of the Oreo cookies all over the top of the batter, (you should have a few Oreos left over, don't eat them all!) press them down gently and then carefully spread the remaining batter evenly over the top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the brownies are just set in the middle and starting to pull away from the edges (don't overbake!).
Immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate!) evenly all over the top of the warm brownies and let them sit for about 5 minutes on the counter. Carefully spread the now shiny and melty chocolate evenly over the top of the brownies.
Let the brownies cool another 10-15 minutes and then take the rest of the Oreos, crush them up coarsely and scatter them over the top of the still-soft melted chocolate, pressing down gently to make sure they stick.
Cool the brownies completely (even in the fridge for a bit!) before cutting, for pretties results. Feel free to ignore my advice and just dig right into the warm brownies with a fork if you need to! ;o)