Friday, October 19, 2012

Another Treat: Oreo Bars

Maybe you're looking for a homemade goodie for trick or treaters. Maybe you need a sweet treat for tailgating or for a football weekend in the comfort of your living room. (Go 'Cats! Beat West Virginia!) Or maybe you are looking for a new cookie to add to your holiday cookie trays.

These Oreo Bars fill the bill on all accounts. I know I got the recipe from a blog. I printed off the recipe and stuck it in my to-try-sometime pile. The time came. But then I discovered that I didn't print off the source. I did a little exploring of my usual blog haunts, but I couldn't find them again. I'd be glad to give credit where credit is due if only I could.

The recipe said it came from a friend. I think I'll be your friend for sharing this recipe with you - wherever it came from! Enjoy for trick-or-treaters, for football, for a cookie tray or just because!

Oreo Bars
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
2 cups crumbled Oreo cookies

Icing Glaze:
1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 to 4 tbsp. milk

For the brownies: Melt chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in microwave-safe bowl, heating in 1 minute intervals at 70 percent power. Stir after each minute and continue heating until completely melted, taking care not to burn. Let cool to room temperature.

Beat eggs and salt until very fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar and vanilla. Fold in chocolate mixture. Add flour and gently fold until blended.

Pour batter into a greased 13- by 9-inch pan. Scatter crushed Oreos evenly over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

For Icing Glaze: While the brownies are baking, heat 1/3 cup butter until melted. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until glaze is of desired consistency.

Once brownies are out of the oven, drizzle the glaze on top. Cool before cutting and serving.

Note: I used store brand chocolate sandwich cookies, not Oreos.