Today, your Pass the Cocoa Chefs have baked something completely original and unprecedented -- Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Pie. This post is sort of (belatedly) celebrating Oreo's 100th birthday on March 6 and Pi Day on March 14. But hey, this blog operates on the principle that dessert is good at any time of year!
Anyways, Pi and circles are all around us, and we could all take a couple moments out of our busy day embrace it. Here's to Oreos and pies and everything sweet and delightful.
All hail the Oreo!
So on to brownie pie. It's pretty easy to make, and is basically crust + brownie + peanut butter + Oreos. We used an amazing gooey brownie mix that gave the pie a really nice fudge-y texture.
First, make the crust. Grind up Oreos and butter in the food processor.
Press the mixture into a pie tin. Make the brownie mix, and pour it in along with the toppings.
Bake and decorate!
Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Pie
A heavenly combination of peanut butter, Oreo, and brownie in pie form
A Pass the Cocoa Original
Yields: 1 pie
Time: 2 hours
1 package brownie mix (We used Ghiradelli, but you can also use your favorite homemade brownie recipe)
1 package Oreos
4 tablespoons butter
some Cool Whip (or frosting of your choosing)
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place approximately 20 Oreos into food processor and blend until fully crumbled. Then, add butter and mix that into the crumbled Oreos.
3. Spread the Oreo mixture on the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan and knead until it forms a firm base. This constitutes the Oreo pie crust.
4. Prepare brownies according to package directions. Spread ⅓ of the brownie batter evenly on top of Oreo crust.
5. Crumble 2-3 Oreos by hand and sprinkle on top of brownie mixture. Then, drizzle melted peanut butter on top. To make the peanut butter drizzle, microwave the peanut butter on HIGH for about 25 seconds.
6. Pour half of the remaining brownie batter on top.
7. You may choose to do whatever you please with the rest of the brownie batter. We decided to make some plain brownies.
8. Wrap the edges of the pie tin with foil so that the edges of the brownie pie won’t burn in the oven.
9. Bake the pie for 40 - 45 minutes, until the center of the pie is ALMOST set. It shouldn’t be jiggly, but it shouldn’t be too firm either.
10. Let cool entirely before decorating. We frosted it and added Oreo pieces, sprinkles, and peanut butter drizzle. Enjoy!
Monica and Caroline