Last night I didn’t work out. Figured a break from the sweat sessions was deserved since I rarely miss a day no matter how little sleep I’ve had (which has been very little these days). It’s funny though, how I (try to) eat healthier on the days I work out, but it’s quite the contrary when I don’t. A break from the gym means eating a huge brownie covered in ice cream… right?
But I didn’t just want any fattening ice cream on top, I wanted the absolute king of fatty ice creams – Ben & Jerry’s! Clusterfluff ice cream to be exact (peanut butter ice cream, marshmallow fluff swirls, caramel cashew pieces, and more peanut butter swirled in). I didn’t think that any other ice cream would be good enough to put on top of this salivary-gland-exciting cookie brownie bar.
I added peanut butter Oreos instead of double-stuffed as in the original recipe, which ended up in a massively long name, but it deserves it. It was so gooey and rich, and I got to eat it warm out of the oven so it made the ice cream all melty. I think I gained weight before it even hit my lips. Oh good lord I want more. Please join me in this sugar/fat coma.
ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE N’ PEANUT BUTTER OREO FUDGE BROWNIE BAR
Makes 12 large bars
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 pkg peanut butter Oreos
1 Family Size (9×13) Brownie mix
1/4 cup hot fudge topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9×13″ pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
- Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well to thoroughly combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then slowly incorporate into the mixer until the flour is just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread the cookie dough in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with a single layer of Oreos.
- Mix together brownie mix, adding an optional 1/4 cup of hot fudge topping to the mix. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
Source: Slightly adapted from Kevin & Amanda