Is that title a mouthful or what?
This cookie certainly stands up to all of the hype that it's receiving all over the Internet. I first saw pictures of this decadent dessert at Betcha Can't Eat Just One. Katie was able to kick it up another notch by adding dulce de leche to her bars. The original recipe comes from Amanda@ Kevin and Amanda. I bow to their creativity. :)
At first I couldn't imagine even biting into something like this but then, I couldn't stop thinking about it. That's me, when something makes you say "Why would you do that?!?" to food, I just have to try it. It's a lot like the time I just had to try a Krispy Kreme hamburger when we took our kids to a baseball game here in town. haha!
This was a family-involved dessert. I mixed up the cookie batter, my son made the brownies and my daughter lined up the Oreos. We had a lot of fun assembling this dessert but even more fun eating it. :) I added the hot fudge into the brownie mix (from Amanda's recipe) plus the caramel (from Katie's recipe). The results were terrific. Even my husband liked this one.
I'm planning on freezing the leftovers to use in a trifle for another time.
The Ultimate Fudge Brownie Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Bars
adapted from Betch Can't Eat Just One & Kevin & Amanda
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 lg. eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 pkg. Oreos - I used store brand
1/2 c. caramel sauce - I used ice cream topping
1 lg. pkg. brownie mix + ingredients on the box
1/4 c. hot fudge
Preheat oven to 350*.
Line a 9 x 13 dish with waxed paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and then set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well. Mix in vanilla.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into the wet mixture until just combined.
Spread the cookie dough into the bottom of the 9 x 13 dish that you've lined with waxed paper.
Layer Oreos over the cookie dough.
Pour the caramel sauce over the Oreos.
Mix together brownies according to the directions on the box. Stir in 1/4 c. hot fudge and mix well.
Pour the brownie mixture over the Oreos. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove the cookie bars to a cooling rack and remove the waxed paper from around the edges of the bars.
Allow to finish cooling for at least another 15 minutes. Cut into small pieces for serving.
Store leftovers in a container with a tight-fitting lid. These bars can also be frozen. Thaw on counter.