Triple Layer Cookies and Cream Crunch Bars.
After last weekend, I had a ton of Oreos to use up. I should mentioned that this was after I baked a second batch of those Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. Oops.
I might have bought two packages. Oops again.
This may come as a surprise: I don’t really like to eat just plain Oreos. But I really love anything cookies and cream flavored. And I also have I-buy-too-many-things-that-I-don’t-need-syndrome. Now you know all about me.
I’ve already made cupcakes and brownies, but I couldn’t get a crunchy cookies and cream bar out of my mind. Especially since those double fudge Oreo crunch cookies. Lots of Oreos going on here for someone that doesn’t love them, right? After these bars, I might love them a little more.
It’s like the better-than-crack brownies and a bag of Oreos had a love child.
With Mr. How Sweet away, I figured this would be a great treat to make since it was probably something he wouldn’t eat. But I guess I was wrong, because after he came home yesterday he ate half the pan. Sometimes he surprises me.
The pictures say it all – these brownies are rich and chocolaty. And crunchy. And chewy. And lovely.
If you are one of those
crazy people who doesn’t love sugary sweet, so-good-your-teeth-hurt desserts, then these probably aren’t for you. I forgive you. Make some of this cake instead.
Triple Layer Cookies and Cream Crunch Bars
makes 9-12 bars
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
20 Oreo cookies
Preheat oven to 350.
Butter and flour an 8 x 8 cake pan.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. Add in cocoa powder and mix until combined. Add flour and salt, mixing well until batter is smooth and comes together. Fold in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Spread in the 8 x 8 pan. Sink 9 Oreo cookies into the batter and press gently. Bake for 25-30 minutes. While baking, crush the remaining Oreos in a ziplock bag. When brownies are finished baking, remove from the oven and sprinkle with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and crush Oreos. Place back in the oven for about 2-3 minutes. During this time, melt remaining chocolate chips and peanut butter together. Remove brownies from oven and pour melted chocolate mixture over top, spreading with a spatula. Make sure chocolate gets down into the Oreo crevices, as it is the “glue” that holds the top to the bottom. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Let brownies sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before cutting. Don’t worry if some of the cookies spill out from the middle or the top cracks – they are still delicious!
If you need me, I’ll be in a sugar coma.
275 Comments on “Triple Layer Cookies and Cream Crunch Bars.”
Aaaahhhh these look so sinful – and heavenly. I like desserts as sweet and sugary as possible so I would definitely absolutely positively utterly LOVE these.
You’re my kind of dessert girl.
Made these this afternoon – can’t wait until I can take them out of the refrigerator!! Great recipe :]
Let me know how they are!!
My daughter says to tell you “Whoa!”
I say “YUM!”
Oh man. I love all things cookies and cream. These are going to have to happen really soon. Must buy more Oreos…I used mine all up on cookies!
Can you say chocolate coma? Awesome recipe! hahaha
I never thought of a cookie with Oreos. I tried your recipe and is delicious. I saved it.
If i weren’t headed out of town after work, I’d go directly to the store to buy the ingredients to make these. Sinful! Can’t wait to try them.
I totally agree on the no-plain-oreos thing. But this recipe? Are you kidding me? Something just crept to the top of my to-do list :D
I discovered your website last week, and I’ve spent everyday since then going through all of your old recipes and marking the ones I like! I have already even tried some of them. You’ve inspired me to be a better blogger, and go out and try new recipes! Thank you!
Thank you so much Erika!
I just bought Oreos to make the chocolate chip stuffed Oreo cookies. Now you’re telling me I need to buy more!?! ;)
Yes! Trust me. :)
cavity bars! oh hell yes.
reeeeeeediculous!!!!! :) I think my body would go into sugar shock, but I think it would be worth it.
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Oh. My. God. I’m fighting back tears over here. Those are BEAUTIFUL! I’d probably eat the whole pan and feel sick for the rest of the weekend…but it would probably be worth it.
WOW. You are my idol. Thank you for helping feed my sugar addiction!
Pretty sure my cholesterol just went up 50 points just looking at these pictures. These would SO be worth those 50 points…
OMG! Echoing everyone’s comments.
I think I’ll try this with peppermint Oreos (left over from the holidays) and leave out the peanut butter. Yum!
I also don’t like Oreos but love everything cookies and cream! Can’t wait to try these!
These look SOOOO good! And they are making me crave chocolate in the worst of ways! I will be making these at the first chance I get, but unfortunately, the only chocolate in my house right now is a box of cocoa puffs…sigh.
I want these bars immediately! I gained 5lbs just looking at them :)
I feel the urge to buy several packages of oreos now! By the way, my husband and I made your BBQ Chicken Enchiladas tonight for our best married couple friends that came over tonight….we absolutely loved this dish and so did our friends!
I might have to walk 10 miles in order to feel justified to make AND eat these but I’m willing! :) They look fabulous!
You are on such an oreo kick! But these look awesome! I made oreo brownies the other day but these are probably even better…
Mmmmm! Oh my gosh, these look sinful!!!
I just saw these on Yahoo and immediately thought of you! Bacon Chocolate chip cookies….
oh my gosh – these bars look amazing! i think if my fiance hadn’t already proposed, these bars would be enough to convince him! :)
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From one Jessica to another, THANK YOU! I just discovered your site and I’m madly in love! I also don’t like oreos but LOVE anything cookies-n-cream flavored. I’ll definitely be making these despite trying to lose weight. I’ll just take them to work to share. LOL
I need these in my stomach immediately
sometimes I read your blog and I feel like I should go run a mile. I mean that in the best possible way. As in run a mile to the store and buy oreos, stat.
I have no words. Well…that’s not true. I have one word: WOW!
You are so pretty!!!
Wow this looks really good. you look really pretty too!
These were amazing! I think my heart might have stopped for a second from the sweet richness but it was worth it.
OH.MY.WORD. My son would crown me Mother of the Year if I made these!
totally have those in my oven as we speak! amazing! i cant wait!! and i wonder what a blonde version would taste like? im gonna try it. I will let you know!
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I think these pictures just gave me diabetes. Now I need to go to the grocery store so I can make these!
Just finished making these and put the pan in the fridge. Can’t wait for my family to taste them. Unfortunately I can’t eat chocolate or peanut butter so I’ll be enjoying them through them. These looked too amazing to not make and share!
Hope they love them!
Oh no you didn’t!
OMG, going to have to make these. Wow!
Can you add these to my list seriously?? Please!!
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Oh. My. Gosh! Oreo overload! But in a totally good way. ;)
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You are seriously my hero. What a genius creation!
Looking at your blog is not a smart idea during my sugar fast. I’m so tempted to give in and makes these bars!! :)
Jess, I am drooling!! This is too amazing. I want it right nowww.