Friday, September 30, 2011

Oreos, Peanut Butter and Brownies, Oh My!

Janet here: College kids are not known for their culinary taste — Ramen noodles anyone? — but when I mentioned to S, who is at his second year at Wake Forest University, that I was planning to send him another installment of the ridiculously easy brownies I made last week (see recipe here), he said a variation on this theme had appeared on his school website.

Apparently the author of this recipe had heard about the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip phenomenon started by Picky Palate (and blogged about here), and decided to try her version. It involves less from-scratch baking — we are talking college students here my friends — but I made them anyway and am happy to report, they are, as S would say, dank — and that is the supreme college compliment.

So if you're looking to whip up something for a care package or just need a fast dessert for a bake sale, consider these. I guarantee you'll get comments.

Wake Forest Oreo, Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes
makes 12

1 box brownie mix
24 Oreos
1/2 cup peanut butter

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line the cupcake tin. Make the brownies as directed on the box.
Smear about 1 teaspoon peanut butter onto an Oreo, stick another Oreo on top of it and place the stack in the bottom of each cupcake hole.

Add brownie batter to each cupcake spot about two tablespoons at a time, giving the batter a chance to dribble over the sides to fully cover the Oreos.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25- 30 minutes, depending on your brownie mix directions.

Yup, that's it.

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