Cookies n’ Cream Brownie Bars

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Happy Friday! If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that I am out of town! My cute little family drove 12 hours to surprise  my younger sister {who was visiting my older sister} before she goes to college. Man, was her reaction priceless! We recorded the whole thing, so maybe I’ll have to post that video later! We are having a ball hanging out with my side of the family, enjoying some seriously HOT weather.

In the mean time, here is a recipe I whipped up last week that my family devoured. Literally devoured. No leftovers. {Are there ever dessert leftovers in my house? Haha….never!}

You know how on the back of the brownie mix boxes, there are directions to make cookies? Well, for this recipe, you do just that but instead of making cookies, you bake the whole thing in a square pan. Then you top ‘em with cream cheese frosting and oreo cookies to give you….drumroll please…. Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bars! {Sounds tasty, right?}

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Man are these good! I love cookies ‘n cream ANYTHING. I was on a s’more kick the last few weeks and now have moved onto a cookies ‘n cream kick. Do you guys like cookies ‘n cream? We {apparently} REALLY REALLY do. Crunchy, creamy, chocolate, vanilla….it’s a little bit of everything! Oh, and did I mention that these are healthy? Well they are! :) And by healthy I mean easy. Very very easy! Take a look at the ingredients list and you’ll see what I mean.

So, I hope you guys find some time to make these this weekend! Everyone will love ‘em! See you back in Oregon on Monday!

Cookies n’ Cream Brownie Bars
yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients:

for the brownies-
1 box brownie mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter or oil
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

for the frosting-
4 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk

10 Oreo Cookies, crushed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9×9 square dish and set aside.

In large bowl, mix brownie mix with eggs and butter until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Cool completely.

Whip cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. Stir in remaining ingredients and whip until smooth. Scrape sides and whip again. Spread mixture over top brownies. Top with crushed Oreos and cut into bars. Serve.
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25 Responses to “Cookies n’ Cream Brownie Bars”

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    Erin — August 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds incredibly tasty! Have fun with your family.

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    Blog is the New Black — August 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Totally love this recipe! I’m a sucker for cookies ‘n cream anything!

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:39 am

      Yeah, me too! That’s why I ate half the pan!

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Ditto the above–cookies ‘n’ cream is my FAVORITE classic ice cream flavor. These look so yummy! I’ve made cookies ‘n’ cream brownies before, but I’ve never added white chocolate chips–totally on my to-do list. :)

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:39 am

      I love those kinds of to-do lists!

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    DessertForTwo — August 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Awwwww what a fun surprise! She will take that memory with her to college and be so grateful for it! Such a sweet family :)

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:40 am

      I’d post some pictures, but she forbade me! Typical teenager! Lol!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — August 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    YUM. My sister is planning a Cookie Monster birthday for her 2-year-old boy in October. She wants to serve only cookies – but this might be a nice addition, while keeping with the cookie theme!

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:40 am

      What a fun party idea!

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    Bev Weidner — August 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I just fell out of my chair.

    Have fun seeing sissy!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Your sister must have been so excited! Have a great time.

    These look AMAZING.

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — August 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    oh…wow…words seem to elude me right now! These are just totally irresistible! :)

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    Irishbaker — August 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    These look to die for!

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    leslie — August 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    What a great idea! I love cookies ‘n cream anything!! Enjoy the time with your family.
    Leslie :)

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — August 27, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Love it… very creative. If you don’t mind me asking, what mix did you use?

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:41 am

      I used Duncan Hines fudgy brownies…19 ounces I think…?!

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    Katrina — August 27, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Mmmm I’m with you. I also love cookies and cream anything! Yum!

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    Lauren @ hey, who cut the cheese? — August 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Ooo these look so good!! Yum!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 28, 2011 at 3:30 am

    These look fabulous! Glad you’re having a great time.

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    Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) — August 29, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Yum…these look fabulous…I love anything that has cookies and cream in it! When I first saw them I thought there was peanuts in the brownie layer and I just about died with excitement, but after reading the recipe, I realized they are white chocolate chips. Still, it looks like a must-try recipe!

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:37 am

      Oh, great idea! Now I need to make this again with peanuts!

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — August 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Ha! look at that last picture! Awesome! And ps. these brownies are dangerous.

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    • Lauren — August 30th, 2011 @ 3:37 am

      They are totally dangerous! I ate almost the entire pan. No joke.

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    Judith — May 20, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Thanks for your Cookies N Cream Brownies recipe. I made them tonight and my family loved them!
    Judy

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