Mini Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

Linda Dalton

By
@Stripey

Once again I was inspired by a recipe on JAP. This time it was Debbie Wright's "Death By Oreo Cupcakes". Debbie made her dessert with chocolate cake mix. I am a brownie devotee and thought I'd try something similar using chewy brownies scaled down to a "mini bite". These are a brownie lover's dream and I hope you'll try them.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
makes 36 mini cupcakes
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1
8 oz bag mini oreo cookies
1 box
pillsbury sugar free chocolate fudge brownie mix for an 8x8 inch batch
1 c
chopped oreos

FROSTING

5 oz
neufchatel cheese (low fat cream cheese)
6 oz
softened butter
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
remainder of oreo cookies pulverized- i crushed them using the edge of a jar and got a powder-like consistancy

Step-By-Step

1Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare mini muffin tins with liners and add a mini oreo cookie in the bottom of each liner.
2Prepare brownie mix using 2 large eggs instead of the 1 egg the mix recommends. And if you have leftover brewed coffee around, use that instead of the water that's recommended. Add canola oil. Mix and add the cup of chopped/chunked oreos. Stir until combined. Spoon carefully by teaspoonfuls into the cupcake tins. Don't over fill.
3Bake 12 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on wire rack. When cool, remove from tins and let the brownies continue to cool.
4Now you're ready to make the frosting. In medium size bowl, using a hand mixer, combine butter, neufchatel cheese, vanilla and confectioner's sugar. When smooth, fold in half the pulverized cookies.
5Top each little cooled brownie cupcake with a dollop of frosting. Sprinkle with remaining pulverized oreos. Refrigerate, and remove a half hour before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American