Cookies and Cream Brownies: Mint Chocolate Oreo Style

I found a method that I’m obsessed with.  O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D.  I found this fabulous method where you take a brownie mix, add in ice cream instead of milk (genius, right?!), then you add in hot fudge, then you layer it over store bought cookies.  So simple.  So delicious.  And you could go so crazy over different ways to Mix and Match it. 
The original recipe I found used regular Oreos, hot fudge and Cookies and Cream ice cream.  I wanted to make my own Mix and Match Mama style, so I texted my friend Ashley and asked her what her 10 year old daughter’s favorite ice cream and store bought cookies were (who knows ice cream and cookies better than a 10 year old, right?).  I decided I would make my variety based on whatever the answer was…well, she said Oreos and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream (not a huge leap but oh well!).  I made my brownies with Mint Chocolate Oreos and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream.  They were divine!  (And then I took them to sweet Abby…after all, they were inspired by her!)
This is what you need to get started…simple, right?
Here are 2 points I want to make before sharing the recipe…
1.  I should have used a better brownie mix.  My brownies were delicious but they weren’t as fudgy as I would have liked them to be…next time, I’ll splurge and buy the extra fudgy, super rich brownies to give me a more desired fudgyness.
2. I plan on making these again (and often!).  Here are a few suggestions of other combos you could use…
Nutter Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
EL Fudge Cookies with Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Nilla Wafers with Toffee Ice Cream (and use caramel or butterscotch sundae sauce)
Regular Oreos with Mocha Fudge Ice Cream
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Peppermint Ice Cream
I could go on and on people.  This is just a fabulous (and easy!) method!
Shopping List
I box brownie mix (plus however much oil and eggs it says on box to prepare)
1 heaping half cup of ice cream
1/4 cup hot fudge (or any variety) sundae sauce (at room temp or cold)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.  In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix with oil and eggs but don’t add in the water.  Add in ice cream and hot fudge.  Stir until incorporated.  Pour half of the batter into prepared pan.  Layer cookies over batter.  Poor remaining batter on top of cookies. 
Bake about 35-40 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).  Let brownies cool in pan about 15 minutes before slicing.
Make these.  You’ll be so happy you did!
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  • Ashley February 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    One word, YUM!