Death by Chocolate

Chocolate chunk brownies, layered with Oreos, followed by another layer of brownie batter, nicely finished off with chocolate icing. Sounds heavenly right? Sounds like a cavity in one bite.

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Before moving to Western, I wasn’t an avid baker. My baking career went as far as burning the ready made Pillsbury cookie dough that came in a tube. Now that I am living in res, it makes it nearly impossible for me to treat myself to my burnt cookies. Having time off during the fall study break enabled me to catch up on the things I missed most while at school; sleep, home cooked meals, shopping, Netflix, jam sessions, baking, sleep. As exiting as the Halloween festivities are, relaxing at home easily trumps all the hype in res. For all of you still drooling over my brownie creation, I won’t leave you hanging.

I found this recipe while I was scrolling on Pinterest; the birthplace of all mouth-watering recipes.  By looking at the photo, I just assumed I only needed brownie mix and oreros. When my friend and I arrived home from buying the ingredients and I actually searched the recipe,  I realized there was more to the recipe. You also need cookies and cream ice-cream. We did not have that ingredient, so we improvised and made the brownies without them.

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Here is a list of ingredients you will need:

Brownie mix (We accidently bought chucolote chunk mix, and it was the best mistake)

Oreos

Chocolate Icing

1 Egg

1/3 cup of Oil

2 Tablespoons of water

Simple right??

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix very well. Grease the 8×8 inch pan and add a thin layer of brownie batter. Then place 12 oreos (4×4) across the entire pan and finish off the next layer with the remaining batter.10751620_10204444001513051_1307167818_n Make sure everything is evenly spread and no oreos are showing.10744692_10204444001433049_572144572_n

Prep time takes about 20 minutes and it took about an hour for the brownies to cook and cool off.

Check to see if the brownies are ready after leaving them in the oven for 35 minutes by stabbing a clean fork in the middle. If the fork comes out clean, then it’s ready to remove from the oven. If not, place the brownies back in the oven for 3 more minutes and keep a close eye on them.

After you let the brownies cool off for 10 minutes, evenly spread the icing across the top to finish off the savoury chocolately goodness.

The first bite is so delicious. The warm mushy (but not too mushy) dessert melts in your mouth and you can’t resist eating half the batch (which is exactly what we did). No shame.

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If you’re looking for a quick fix of chocolate. I’d seriously consider making these. The ingredients cost 7$ all together, and   the recipe was so simple. Plus the best part of the whole experience is licking the batter off the spatula right? Totally worth it.

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