I use this brownie recipe for all the different brownies I make - I love it because it’s all made in the one pot with just a spoon to mix everything together- and it comes out delicious every time. In this recipe I use two of my favorite fun dessert ingredients- marshmallows and Oreos - for one very decadent brownie!
Makes 16 2-inch brownies
16 chocolate Oreo sandwich cookies
½ cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups mini marshmallows
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
8 chocolate Oreo sandwich cookies, chopped ( I like to use a large knife to chop the Oreos to get lots of different sized pieces of cookies - some big, some small, some crumbly bits )
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8x8-inch glass baking pan.
Place the Oreos in a single layer to cover the bottom of the pan.
To make the brownie:
In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt. Set aside. In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, melt the butter with the chocolate, stirring often, until smooth. Remove the pot from the heat, and allow to cool to lukewarm, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the pan comes out with moist crumbs attached. Do not over bake. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding the marshmallow topping.
To make the topping:
In a medium-size saucepan over very low heat, combine the marshmallows and heavy cream, and stir until the marshmallows are melted and the sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large glass measuring cup. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. In a medium-size bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the butter. Add the cooled marshmallow mixture and beat until well incorporated. Spread the topping evenly over the brownies with a small offset spatula. Sprinkle with the chopped Oreos. Allow to set overnight before cutting and serving.