I realize that the name for these brownies is not the best. But it wasn't something I came up with. They seem to be the popular Halloween dish that folks are making this year. And the blame for making these goes to Mr. L. When I asked him if he wanted me to make "Knock You Naked Brownies" or "Slutty Brownies" he chose the slutty kind. I didn't ask why.
This is not the best photo of this dish. In fact, these are the "unphotographable" ends of the brownies. We were so busy eating the good stuff that I didn't realize I hadn't taken a photograph until the good stuff was gone and all we were left with were the ends. It's a good thing I remembered to grab my camera otherwise there would have been no evidence of these brownies.
I believe that the original idea came from The Londoner Blog (you can find her recipe and tips here along with step by step photos). Variations on this are rampant on the internet and Pinterest. Some folks make this entire recipe from scratch. I'm not one of those. I knew when I first saw this recipe last year that I would be making a version for pretty much every holiday. All it takes is the colored Oreo of your choice.
And these are good. Damn good. People raved. People swooned. People clamored for the recipe. I can't tell you though, if it made any of those people slutty.
I will give you the basics of the recipe which couldn't be simpler and then the notes that worked for me.
HALLOWEEN SLUTTY BROWNIES
1 Box of Cookie Mix
1 Box of Brownie Mix
1 bag of Oreos
Ingredients called for on your boxes of mixes (this usually consists of some eggs but may also require butter, oil, water, etc.)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper so that a good inch of the paper extends over all four sides (it will make it easier to pull the brownie out of the pan).
Make the cookie mix. Press it into the bottom of the parchment lined pan.
Cover the cookie dough with a single layer of Oreos.
Make the brownie mix. Pour it over the layer of cookies.
Bake for the amount of time required for the brownie mix.
Remove the brownies from the oven and pull the brownies out of the pan and let them sit for twenty minutes (if you have the willpower). Cut into desired quantities (see below). You can eat these warm or room temp. You may serve with ice cream should you actually be able to spend the time getting the ice cream out of the freezer and on to the plate. Time which could be better spent eating a brownie.
Serves 4. Okay maybe more than four. Maybe six. And it depends if you eat them all in one sitting. You could get up to 30 servings if you really want to ration your friends of Slutty Brownies. But if you give them a tiny bite they will come stalk you for more. Be warned.
NOTE ON INGREDIENTS: Depending on what brand of cookie and brownie mix you use, the ingredients called for in them may be different. Just follow the directions on the boxes with one exception. Per The Londoner, since you are going to be cooking the cookie layer longer than normal, add some extra liquid to the cookie mix. Since her boxed cookie mix called for oil and water, she added an extra teaspoon of each.
The cookie mix I used was a box of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (17.5 ounce mix which said it made 3 dozen cookies). The recipe on the box called for 1 stick of softened butter and an egg. I added another tablespoon of butter to make the cookie mix a bit wetter.
The brownie mix I used was Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix (my favorite) which had chocolate chips in the mix. (This box requires water, vegetable oil and an egg.)
NOTE: I used an 8x8 pan and was able to get in 16 of the orange center Halloween Oreos. There are more than 16 Oreos in a regular pack. I think you know what to do with the rest.
NOTE: The instructions on the brownie mix said to bake for 39 to 43 minutes. I baked these for the shorter time so they were a bit gooey in the center but you don't want to overcook the cookie layer. (The Londoner likes hers really gooey and she only bakes hers for about 30 minutes. I may try that next time). Even if these were cooked full time and had no gooeyness in them, they'd still be good.
NOTE: Though the edges of the brownies were much more cooked than the center they weren't tough or dry. But since they didn't fit the gooey photographs shown on many blogs I figured they were errors and ate them so no one would know I didn't have perfect Slutty Brownies.
NOTE: These look very cool when you cut them through the Oreos instead of around them. Makes a great presentation with the Oreo middle showing.
NOTE: You will need milk
NOTE: Oreos come in a variety of colors. Pink. Yellow. Green. Red. Orange. So this recipe can be converted to pretty much any holiday. As a last minute thought, I put some Halloween sprinkles on the tops of the brownies. Kinda of made them a bit more festive but totally not necessary.
Seriously, these couldn't be simpler to make and if you followed not one of my notes, these would probably come out just fine. Except the milk one. Trust me.