A colleague who ate one of these little devils exclaimed that he had consumed more than a day's worth of calories before breakfast. All my fault. Evil Wolf Eel!
Yes, how can you go wrong? One Oreo cookie glued to a second Oreo cookie with gooey peanut butter and then topped by another layer of peanut butter… which is all covered by brownie batter and baked! If you're a chocolate, brownie and peanut butter fan, it's worth it. (Some colleagues on semi-strict diets decided it was worth breaking the diet for this. Live a little, right?)
I had seen this "recipe" (if you could call it that) on some website — but it committed the ultimate sacrilege of suggesting that one use a brownie mix to make these. No thanks! Mixes are not acceptable.
1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
(I doubled the recipe)
Mix all ingredients together and set aside.
Line your cupcake pan with paper liners. Get out your Oreos (I actually used the Oreos with chocolate filling rather than vanilla for this particular project). Spread peanut butter on top of one, stick another Oreo on top of that, and spread the top of the second Oreo with peanut butter. Place the stack in your liner, pour brownie batter over the top of the Oreo-peanut butter piles.
Bake in an oven heated to 350F. Bake 18-20 minutes. Let them cool completely. You can serve them like this… but of course, in my overdrive-overkill mode, I did not stop there.
I frosted them with peanut butter frosting!
Peanut butter frosting
1/4 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon milk
1 cup powdered sugar
Beat all together until you get the right consistency to frost the brownies.
Bon appétit and don't have a heart attack.