Chocolate Chip Cookie Reese’s Cup Oreo Brownie Bars

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Hubby and I make it our mission to try the latest in all new food items… kind of like a public service, if you will. So it was no surprise when I recently came home with a package of Nabisco’s new Reese’s Cup Oreo’s for our own personal review. As you know, I can’t resist anything with a chocolate peanut butter combination (hence why Emma’s middle name is Reese!), so this one was right up our alley.

The intoxicating sweet scent was enough to hook us in, and they immediately ranked on our favorites list upon first bite. I instantly began coming up with recipe ideas in my head–an ice cream would be amazing!–so when I was deciding what bring to our friends’ housewarming party this past weekend, it seemed like the perfect time to incorporate them.

This is another variation of the Chocolate Chip Reese’s Cup Sugar Cookie Brownie Bars I made a while back. You’ll love the ease of store-bought mixes, which help this addictive treat come together quite quickly. My initial thought was that they would be overwhelmingly decadent, but I was pleasantly surprised to find they were perfectly balanced. (So much for my plan to eat just one..)

The brownies on top were so light and cake-like, an ideal juxtaposition to the denser, chewy crunch from the double cookie combination. The mild peanut butter taste blended into the rich melty chocolate, providing multiple desserts in one bite.

I walked into the party with a plate of these still warm from the oven, and a smiley little baby. I don’t think anyone even noticed I was there…

Ingredients:

1 package chocolate chip cookie mix (I used Betty Crocker)

1/3 cup oil

2 tablespoons water

1 egg

1 box brownie mix (I used Pillsbury)

3 eggs

2/3 cup oil

1/4 cup water

16 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare cookie dough and brownie batter according to boxed directions.

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Coat an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and evenly spread all the cookie dough on the bottom.

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Place Oreo’s in a single layer on top of the cookie dough.

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Cover with brownie mix.

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Bake for about one hour. The brownie layer will poof up, and a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean.

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Cut into squares.

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Eat and enjoy fresh from the oven, room temp or refrigerated!

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