It was my birthday on Sunday. I’ve been around the sun 46 times now, and I figure that’s about the halfway mark so that makes me middle age. Actually, I think I’m middle aged because I’m in that lovely position of being worried about my kids and my parents at the same time, but that’s a post for another day. 🙂
Not sure if you saw the pics going around Facebook last week of a dessert confection that appeared to be a layered brownie cupcake sort of thing: two peanut butter-slathered Oreo cookies with brownie batter poured on top, like so:
They make the house smell amazing, and come out of the oven looking like this:
Voila! The finished product:
It really is as easy as it looks. You “ice” peanut butter onto an Oreo; drop it into a cupcake liner (with or without muffin pan, if you get tin foil liners); repeat with a second Oreo; then pour mixed brownie batter on it just up to the top cookie. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. They’re delish when warm but just as good later, and might be good with ice cream, too, if I weren’t afraid I’d go into a sugar coma. Just FYI, any brownie mix will do the job. I used Betty Crocker because she’s an old friend of mine. That and a full package of Oreos made 24 OBE’s, of which there are only 10 left (with 3 set aside for a friend).
- 24 Oreos
- Peanut Butter (enough to “ice” top of each Oreo)
- 1 Brownie Mix, batter prepared according to package directions
- 2 – 12 cup muffin tins with muffin liners
- 24 foil muffin liners (will stand up without tin)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Smear top of each Oreo with peanut butter and drop into a muffin liner.
- Prepare your favorite brownie mix.
- Spoon enough brownie batter over Oreos just to cover tops.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Of course, this leads to the consideration of variations. I think next time, I’m going to try these as ‘Smores, with a Nilla wafer and a large marshmallow. Maybe it’ll end up a mess but it all tastes the same as you’re wolfing it down. 🙂
In all the excitement, we forgot to put a candle in one and sing Happy Birthday, but that’s okay. I had a really great day anyway, and another on Monday when I found out I made the Broad Street Run registration lottery! No more OBE’s for me for a while. I have to drop a few pounds so I don’t have to be rolled across the finish line. 🙂