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A rich cocoa brownie layered with Oreos and sweetened condensed milk that results in an Oreo Brownie Gooey bars!
Now I know it’s the Monday after the Superbowl and you probably overindulged yesterday. Too much buffalo chicken dip, pizza, and of course one too many drinks so forgive me for posting these brownies ooey gooey bars.
But I’m not sorry. I’ll never apologize for sharing chocolate with you. Especially when it’s a brownie that’s ooey gooey and loaded with Oreos.
Have you heard of gooey bars? Is it just me that’s getting around to make this dessert? Gooey bars are a brownie or cookie base layered with sweetened condensed milk before baking so hence the gooey part of the name. I got inspired to try and make a gooey bar myself after checking out Crazy for Crust’s gooey bars. Seriously, this girl loves her gooey bars. She’s got over a dozen different gooey bar recipes if you are looking for a good gooey bar recipe.
I decided to make a brownie gooey bar. I started with a cocoa brownie based recipe because of its simplicity of ingredients. I kind of hate making brownies that call for multiple kinds of chocolate. I always have cocoa on hand so these brownies always make sense. And these cocoa brownies are super fudgy and have that perfect crackly top that is a must for me to call it a good brownie.
But I didn’t stop there.
I went ahead and added Oreos. Because. Just because.
Oreos makes everything better.
Gooey bars are so simple to make and endless possibilities. The gooey factor comes from pouring condensed milk over half the batter in your pan before spooning the rest of your brownie batter over. So this fudgy brownie gets pushed way over the top in an insanely delicious “I’m going to need to hit the gym hard tomorrow” kind of way.
This Oreo brownie gooey bars used only a half can of condensed milk so I’m thinking there needs to be another gooey bar on this blog as soon as friggin possible.
I’ve put myself on a baking budget lately, so I thought I would start posting the cost of my different recipes with each post. And what ingredients you probably have already on hand, and which you may need to go out buy. Because I’m all baking, baking from scratch, but also try to keep my baking within some sort of crazy budget.
I used the cost of ingredients in my area so it may vary for you. I also got my Oreos on sale the week before so your bars may cost a few pennies more, but again Oreos are totally worth it.
So cost of this recipe: $6.51/recipe, $0.72 per bar
Ingredients you may need to buy:
- Condensed Milk
Ingredients you probably have on hand:
- Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s cocoa powder)
- Vanilla (I always use pure vanilla extract)
- All purpose flour
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Brownie Oreo Gooey Bars
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetned cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 Oreo cookies broken into pieces
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 325°. Line an 8x8x2 inches glass baking dish with foil, pressing firmly into pan and leaving a 2 inches overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray; set baking dish aside.
- Melt butter in a small sauce-pan over medium heat. Let cool slightly. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Pour butter in a steady stream into dry ingredients, whisking constantly to blend. Whisk in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. Add flour and stir until just combined (do not overmix). Scrape 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan; smooth top.
- Top with Oreo cookies. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over. Top with the remaining brownie batter being sure to cover up the Oreos and condensed milk.
- Bake until top begins to crack and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30-40 minutes.
- Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely in pan. Using foil overhang, lift brownie out of pan; transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 9 large squares or 12-16 smaller squares.