Cream Cheese Oreo Brownies — If you’re looking for an over-the-top decadent brownie recipe, look no further. Ultra fudgy, rich brownies are topped with a layer of cream cheese spiked with white chocolate chips, before sprinkling Oreos and semi-sweet chocolate chips on top!
Fully Loaded Oreo Brownies
This Oreo cream cheese brownie recipe came to me as I was trying to thin out my half-opened packages of baking chips and Oreos, much like these Loaded M&M’s Oreo Cookie Bars did a couple years ago. Sometimes the best results come when I wing it, and as a bonus I have less half-opened packages of baking supplies in my already over-crowded pantry.
This result? Oreo cookie brownie heaven. So much goodness in every bite. The dense, dark chocolate brownies are a perfect complement to the sweet-yet-tangy cream cheese. The white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips add texture while the Oreos add crunch.
I used my favorite brownie base for these cream cheese Oreo brownies. It’s an easy, one-bowl, no-mixer recipe that’s as fast as using a boxed mix, and they turn out perfectly fudgy with zero cakiness every single time. It’s a brownie base I’ve fallen in love with because it’s easy and always delivers amazing results.
Then you layer. The cream cheese layer is spiked with white chocolate chips, then I heaped on Oreos with more milk chocolate chips, because who doesn’t love chocolatey Oreo brownies?
Everyone is going to love these loaded brownie cheesecake bars, and they’re perfect for events and parties because you can make them a few days ahead of time. Store them in the fridge and serve them chilled.
What’s in Oreo Brownies?
For these easy Oreo cookie brownies, you’ll need:
- Unsalted butter
- Dark chocolate
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Brewed coffee
- Instant espresso
- All-purpose flour
- Cream cheese
- White chocolate chips
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Oreo Brownies
These brownies take some extra TLC to make since there’s some layering involved, but overall they’re really easy to make. You’ll first need to make the brownie batter (it’s a straightforward recipe, and I’m sure you’ve made similar brownies before). Turn the brownie batter into a greased baking pan, then move onto the cream cheese layer.
To make the cream cheese layer, simply beat together the softened cream cheese, egg, and sugar, and then stir in the white chocolate chips by hand. Carefully dollop the cream cheese mixture over the raw brownie batter layer and use the back of a spoon to spread it out.
Sprinkle the brownie cheesecake bars with crushed Oreos and chocolate chips and then bake until set. The toothpick test is tricky with these Oreo brownies since you’ll likely hit melted chocolate chips and soft cream cheese, but test a few patches when inserting the toothpick into the deepest brownie layer. You’ll know these brownies are done when they feel ‘thick’ and set and not runny.
Can I Use Another Kind of Chocolate Chips?
Of course! You can use any chocolate chips you’d like in this recipe (this is a clean out the pantry brownie recipe, after all). You can even chop up a bar of chocolate you have lying around in place of the chocolate chips.
Can I Make These Oreo Brownies with a Boxed Mix?
Probably, yes. But the fudgy brownie base is so easy to make and tastes a million times better than any boxed brownie mix I’ve tried!
Tips for Making Oreo Brownies
The brownies call for instant espresso powder and a tablespoon of brewed coffee. Both are optional, but I highly recommend using them if you have them on hand! Your brownies won’t taste at all like coffee, but both will bring out the rich chocolate flavor of the brownies even more.
Also note that when spreading the cream cheese mixture over the brownies you should leave a 1/2-inch border around the sides of the pan. The cream cheese is prone to burning, so give it some space.
Lastly, you must chill these Oreo brownies before serving them. Oreo cream cheese brownies need time to firm up in the fridge, otherwise they won’t slice right.
Want to see how to make Oreo brownies? Watch the video!
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Loaded Cream Cheese Oreo Brownies
If you're looking for an over-the-top decadent brownie recipe, look no further. Ultra fudgy, rich brownies are topped with a layer of cream cheese spiked with white chocolate chips, before sprinkling Oreos and semi-sweet chocolate chips on top!
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 6 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used Trader Joe’s 72% Pound Plus Bar)
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (leftover or cold coffee is okay), optional but recommended
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules, optional but recommended
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 8 ounces brick-style cream cheese, softened (I used lite)
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 12 Oreo cookies, chopped (I chop each cookie in 6 to 9 pieces)
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Make the Brownie Batter
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil leaving overhang and spray with cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
- To a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, chocolate, and heat on high power to melt, about 2 minutes. Stop to check and stir after 1 minute. Heat in 15-second increments until chocolate has melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Allow mixture to cool momentarily before adding the eggs so they don’t scramble.
- Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, optional coffee, optional espresso granules (neither make brownies taste like coffee and both enhance and round out the chocolate flavor), and whisk vigorously to combine.
- Add the flour, salt, and stir until smooth and combined without overmixing.
- Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula as necessary; set aside.
Make the Cream Cheese Layer
- To a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on high speed for about 2 minutes, or until mixture is smooth. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Add the white chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Turn mixture out over the brownie layer in heaping tablespoon-sized dollops, leaving a bare 1/2-inch perimeter around the edges (the cream cheese is prone to burning if you add it right up to the edge so leave some space). Take your time and evenly smooth the dollops together to form an solid layer.
Assemble and Bake the Brownies
- Evenly sprinkles the Oreos, chocolate chips, and bake for about 43 to 45 minutes, or until brownies are done. The toothpick test is tricky since you’ll hit melted chocolate chips and soft cream cheese, but test a few patches and when inserting the toothpick into the deepest brownie layer, it should feel ‘thick’ and set and not runny. Allow brownies to cool uncovered on a wire rack for about 2 hours.
- Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours (I prefer overnight) before slicing and serving. The cream cheese needs to be chilled and set before slicing. Brownies will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week. They’re best served chilled.
Recipe adapted from my Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 503Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g
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In process of baking. No chocolate crumbs are coming out on toothpick, but cream cheese layer is coming out almost like milk – very thin consistency, thinner than melted chocolate. Are they done?
Has anyone tried freezing them? I wanted to make them ahead of time and store in the freezer. Thanks!
Have not personally tried but very confident that would be fine for 3-ish months.
This recipe was incredible and a huge party hit! I used a combination of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips for the brownie part because that’s just what I had on-hand, and they came out great! Thank you so much!!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad these were incredible and a huge party hit!
Hi! I want to make this recipe for a christmas dessert because it looks soooo good!! I was wondering if you can also use a brownie box mix, and then add the cream cheese mixture on top? Love your recipes!😍
You probably could do that but this recipe is so easy and is so much better than anything from a box, I would just make it as written, especially since it’s for a Christmas dessert.
Hi! I plan to make this tomorrow and am excited! Your recipe says to get semi-sweet choco chips for the topping, but your description states milk choco chips. I prefer milk choco; will it affect the taste? Thank you!
You can use either one. Enjoy!
Can these be made into bites (cupcakes) instead of baking in pan?
I’ve only made the recipe as written so really can’t give advice if you deviate.
Made these on the weekend and they were delicious. The cheesecake mixture was very runny and was worried it wouldn’t set so didn’t add the Oreos in case it was a dissaster, but turned out great !Thanks for another fantastic recipie :)
Glad it turned out fantastic!
The cake is baking in the oven now. ? Typical baker anxiety while waiting for the cake to be done. Will the Oreos get burnt since they’re sitting right on top with no insulation? I’m now wringing my fingers worrying about that. haha!
HELP!! Something went VERY wrong! I am not a new baker by any means, but just made these for the first time. I followed the recipe EXACTLY and the outer edges (about an inch all the way around) were great, but the ENTIRE center was soupy, not just underdone, SOUPY! Even after baking for an hour. I feel like the brownie part should’ve been baked for a about 20 minutes before adding the rest.
Not sure what to say. Possibly your oven not running at the proper temp? That would be my first guess based on what you wrote. Baking an hour shouldn’t result in soup in this recipe. Thanks for trying the recipe.
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You had me at Oreo and Cream Cheese…..YUMMMMM…..This looks just too sinful….I can’t wait to make and try them,THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.!!!! I’m pinning this as a must have recipe along with several of your other easy recipes so glad I found you!!
Thanks for pinning and hope you enjoy these and other recipes of mine!
Made these for Christmas dessert. They were a big hit. So delicious. The perfect combination of ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
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These look CRAZY good!
Thanks, Maria :) They were definitely winners around here!
Another killer brownie recipe, Averie- I LOVE the combo of oreos and cream cheese to them- What amazing texture! Definitely on my to make list!
The texture was like pure fudge. We loved these!
Love a good chilled brownie, especially with these dangerously hot summer months coming! And really cream cheese, oreos and a brownie– such a winning combo!
Chilled brownies are so good and definitely hit the spot in the summer for me too!
I just. Wow. No words. Beautiful. Art. Love. Need.
hey girl I would so love these! Yummy!
OMG! I will be craving these all night! I love cream cheese brownies but the Oreos loaded up on top – SWOON! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Anna!
These look so good Aerie :) I love anything everything Oreos and these sound so decadent that I know I wont be able to keep my hands off these for long!
Oh my I am absolutely drooling over these brownies. They look so good. Oreos are my all time favorite snack cookie. Love!
Are you saying only 3/4 cup of flour is all that you need in the oreo cream cheese brownies ?
All the brownies look wonderful…..I want to make them all right now :)
If you can email me and let me know….thanks
Yes, 3/4 cup flour.
Well, all your brownie recipes ROCK! I especially love the one bowl action. Making these tonight for the soccer team in the morning. Perfect for the refrigeration over-night time. Besides, Oreos and brownies are my kind of breakfast!
If you make these, I am sure they’re going to be a hit with the soccer team! Thanks for trying the recipe, Gloria!
Dense dark chocolate brownies for sure, they look like fudge. In other words…I’d eat them ALL!!
I had to DONATE these puppies! :)
Vintage Averie Cooks right here! That brownie layer legit looks like FUDGE.
It was legit fudge and yep, this is circa 2011 Averie Cooks. Put every possible thing in the cupboard that you can into one dessert :)
These brownies are right up my alley! I need to make a batch for my family soon!
Thanks, Lori! Hope you have a great weekend!
Love that these brownies have both cream cheese AND oreos – two of my favorite things! Just pinned, and going on my to-do list!
Thanks for pinning and LMK if you try them!
OMG i’m drooling…these look fantastic! I’m gonna make these for memorial day weekend for sure! All the other brownie pics look wonderful as well…too many to choose from :)
Thanks for the compliments! :)
Wow! So decadent! The brownie layer looks so dense and chewy!
The best recipes totally come from baking cabinet purges. I call it kitchen sink baking, because everything is just going in to there! These look incredible!
I recently just had some PB Cowboy Cookies, another cabinet cleaning special! lol And you’re right, that’s the best kind of baking!
I can imagine how good these are–rich and dense with some crunch…and worth some extra running mileage. Actually, seeing all your layered and loaded bars at the end of this post is quite a feast for my eyes!!
Definitely worth a few extra miles for these! You can use them as prerunning fuel :)