Barefoot Contessa's Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

These are legendary and full of sin.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 lb semi-sweet chocolate chips (original recipe calls for 28 oz., I feel that is too much but I will leave that up to you)
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 14 cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped Oreo cookies (50 cookies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Butter and flour an 11" X 17" pan (I used a 9 X 13 and had thicker brownies).
  3. In a heat-proof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar.
  5. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.
  6. In a medium bowl, sift together one cup flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaining 1/4 cup flour.
  8. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture.
  9. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
  10. Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 3-inches from center comes out clean; do not overbake.
  11. Allow to cool. refrigerate, tightly wrapped, until cold; cut into squares.
  12. Share them with your friends and they will be forever indebted to you!
Most Helpful

I originally submitted a 4 star review and I whined a little about the texture right out of the oven. Well, after I re-read the directions, I saw that you're supposed to put them in the refrigerator. Oh. my. goodness. These are stupendous!! The refrigerator step is essential! I took them to a lunch after church today and people seriously lost their minds over them. Next time I'll use a deeper 11x17 (I used like a jelly-roll pan), or a 9x13 + a 8x8. I was proud to offer them for dessert to new friends! Thanks riff-raff!

Yia Yia January 10, 2010

I was still a little hesitant to try these after reading Oreos as one of the ingredients. But OMG...these are the absolute best brownies I have ever put in my mouth! I cut the recipe in half, threw in a 1/2 cup of vanilla chips and baked it in a 9X13 pan. I baked it for 27 minutes, which may have been a little short, so I will bake it a smidge longer next time. You have to try these if you love chocolate or brownies.

MrsBakesAlot August 23, 2010

50 stars. I Love these. My favorite cookie is an Oreo and who doesnt like brownies? The two go togather wonderfully. I take these everywhere. People beg for them. We had a bake sale at work. I brought lady came back and took the whole plate of them...leaving us 20 bucks. She said it was worth 100. Thanks so much for posting!

Mandy ny February 09, 2010

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