The Little Epicurean

Mar 02 2015

Mint Oreo Brownies

Mint Oreo Brownies | the little epicurean

These brownies should come with a warning label.  Actually, anything with Oreos should have a proceed with caution sign.   Oreos are already addicting on their own.  Obviously when you add them to brownies, you’re just asking for trouble.

These mint Oreo brownies are so dangerous that I made Alex take them to work.  I couldn’t have them laying around the house.

Mint Oreo Brownies

One of my biggest pet peeves when making brownies is the struggle of removing brownies from the pan.  When I was a kid making boxed brownies, I’d often bake them in whatever oven safe dish I could find at home.  This meant using one of my mom’s glass casserole dishes.   No matter how much I’d grease the dish, it would be such a pain trying to cleanly unmold the brownies.  Out of frustration (and brownie hunger), I would just cut out the middle and sacrifice the brownie edges (the edges could be scooped out with spoon later).  Fast forward many years and a hundred brownies later, and now I’m super well-versed in brownie removable techniques and the many, many, many uses of parchment paper.

Parchment paper is a baker’s best friend.  For super easy brownie removal,  line the baking pan with two layers parchment paper (one going horizontal and the other, vertical).  Allow for an overhang on all four sides.  Once you’re ready to unmold, simply lift the brownies using the parchment overhang.  No mess, no stress, no trouble!

Mint Oreo Brownies

These mint Oreo brownies are fudge-like yet crumbly.  I used a combination of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate to balance out the sweetness.  But if you’re an extreme chocoholic, I suggest adding some chocolate chips into the batter for a nice surprise.

These brownies are best served with a huge glass of milk.  They’re so rich and intense that you should only have one slice, but you’ll want to reach for another and another… until they’re all gone!

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Mint Oreo Brownies

These mint Oreo brownies are addicting and satisfying. The mint Oreos provide just the right amount of mint to this rich brownie treat. They're fudge-like yet crumbly and require a huge glass of milk.

Yield: 8-inch square pan


  • 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 19 Mint Oreos, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all four sides of pan.  Lightly grease with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Fill a pot with about 2 inches of water.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  In a large bowl, add dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and butter.  Place over pot of water and allow to gently melt.  Stir as needed to ensure even melting.  Add brown sugar and mix until combined.  Allow to cool slightly before stirring in whisked eggs.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Add to chocolate mixture and mix until there are no longer any dry streaks of flour.  Add about 2/3 of chopped Oreos to batter.  Fold to combine.  Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.  Smooth the top using the back of a spoon or a mini offset spatula.  Place remaining Oreos on top of batter and gently push to make sure it adheres to batter.  Bake for 30-35 minutes until the tops of brownies are set and a toothpick inserted into center of brownies comes out clean.  Allow brownies to cool in pan for 20 minutes before unmolding.  Lift brownies out of pan using parchment overhang.  Transfer to wire rack to cool to room temperature.  Once cooled, slice brownies into desired portions.  Store brownies at room temperature in a an airtight container.

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Mint Oreo Brownies

Mint Oreo Brownies

14 Responses to “Mint Oreo Brownies”

  1. March 2, 2015
    6:41 pm

    Um…. Let me email you with my address so you can send me a batch of these right now. This looks so delicious!! You are so right, anything Oreo needs a warning label. Preferably one made out of Oreos. Pinning!!

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      These actually hold up in the mail really well! ;) OMG, an edible warning label? I LOVE IT!

  2. March 2, 2015
    7:40 pm

    These look dangerous and delicious! I don’t think we get mint oreos over here in Australia, but I’m sure they would be just as delicious with ‘normal’ oreos and a touch of mint essence in the batter. Oh, and definitely more chocolate chips – I’m a major chocoholic! I’ll have to send them to work with my boyfriend too so I don’t eat the whole pan ;)

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Amy! Oh yes, this recipe would work just fine with any kind of Oreos. Next time, I’m definitely adding the chocolate chips! :)

  3. March 3, 2015
    5:47 am

    I love brownies! Add mint to it and I love them even more!!!

  4. March 3, 2015
    11:11 am

    Maryanne, this is soooo creative! I have never made mint brownies, let alone combining it with Oreos but I’m certainly going to give it a try!

    And re: your tip on parchment paper – YES! Changed my life when I discovered that technique :)

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Thanks Nagi! I don’t know how I’d survive in the kitchen without parchment paper! ;)

  5. March 3, 2015
    1:52 pm

    MINT oreos?!?!? Did not know these were a thing, but now I have to go find them…(ps – those brownies look divine!)

    • Maryanne Cabrera replied...

      Yes, mint Oreos exist! I also recently saw lemon Oreos (it uses golden cookies). Don’t know what to think of the flavor, but I kinda wanna try it! ;)

  6. March 4, 2015
    6:15 am

    Fab-U-lus. I saw mint oreos at the store the other day and aaalmost picked them up. Now that I see what I could’ve made with them, I wish I had! I love that they’re festive without being gimmicky. I want them alllllll

  7. March 4, 2015
    7:42 am
    Carmen says...

    Hello Mary!!!!! it looks more than delicious!!!!! but tell me please in what moment you add the mint????

  8. March 4, 2015
    7:45 am
    Carmen says...

    Oh, excuse me Mary, I finish to realized that you are using in the recipe Oreo mints, But here in Argentina only you can find tre traditional Oreo.
    Bye!!! marvellous the recipe!!!!

  9. March 4, 2015
    8:04 am

    Because I hated the mere thought of my brownies sticking to the bottom of the pan, I started eating them right out of the pan. Crazy right? Well these are seriously so gorgeous. Pinned!

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