We’ve got a ‘ladies night’ tomorrow. (Note – this was begun LAST Thursday) I am making what how sweat eats calls “better than crack brownies”… ‘nough said. I mean, anything that starts with smashed oreos, right? We’ll see, literally in the process. The original recipe is here. First thing, I used a double boiler not the microwave, however, my chocolate/butter mixture is too soupy right now to do anything, so it’s in the freezer – problem solving!
1/2 lb unsalted butter
2 oz baking chocolate cubes (I buy the kind that come wrapped in their own wax paper and freeze them to use on an “as needed” basis)
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 Oreo cookies, crumbled
1/2 cup salted peanuts (if don’t have salted, add sea salt)
1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
Crush Oreos in a bowl, set aside. Melt the butter and baking chocolate together – hopefully you don’t get soupy like me. I bet if you chopped up your chocolate and butter you could just barely melt them…and maybe, just melt the chocolate and have your butter at room temp. [DID YOU KNOW – you can’t “over-beat” your butter and sugar mix, it only happens when adding your flour. So, if you go crazy on the first few steps, it’s ok, i promise. my girlfriend, Janell told me this…I had no idea. This also could be wrong? Do you know?] Also, I think you should use 3 oz baking chocolate.
Another note – it makes you feel healthier if you’re making brownies and drinking kombucha, especially when its friend-made. 🙂
Preheat oven to 350. When your chocolate and butter are just combined, cream the mixture, this takes about a min or 2. Then add those 2 cups of sugar and your vanilla, one cup of sugar at a time if you do not have a stand mixer, I don’t and it was a little messy. Beat this mixture for 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Mix eggs in one at a time. Add flour and stir until just combined. Fold in cookie those cookie crumbles! Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, I think I baked too long … I’d try 15 – 20 minutes, you want these just a little done, you care going to be adding more stuff to them!