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I t’s a universally acknowledged truth that exam season is officially the worst time of year, surrounded by piles of notes as the sun blinds you beaming through your windows. But no fear, double chocolate Oreo brownies are here! Whilst everyone knows that sugary sweets and countless energy drinks are not ideal prep for exam victory, as long as you maintain a healthy, balanced diet what harm can a little procrasti-baking do? So ditch the dominos and stock up on some baking essentials to revise in peace with tea and a chocolate treat.

Best eaten whilst still warm so the chunks of melted dark chocolate ooze, warm and gooey, the recipe gives you roughly 16 pieces of brownie using a standard square or rectangular dish. As a cheap bake to make too, you don’t have to splash out on any fancy ingredients (looking straight at you raw cacao powder) – it’s an easy revision snack winner.

Best eaten whilst still warm so the chunks of melted dark chocolate ooze, warm and gooey

Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g white caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g plain, all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70g cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pack of 16 original Oreos
  • 300g dark chocolate

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 4 or 180° Celsius and grease your brownie dish
  2. In a medium saucepan over a low heat, add your butter and 200g of dark chocolate, stirring by hand until the mixture is completely melted and smooth
  3. Once completely melted, remove pan from the heat and set aside
  4. Stir in sugar, cocoa powder, the pinch of salt and vanilla extract to the pan until combined and then beat in the eggs by hand one at a time.
  5. Little by little add in your flour and continue to stir the brownie batter for at least a minute until it becomes smooth, rich and glossy. It should also pull away a little from the sides of the bowl and slightly lighten in colour
  6. Take the Oreo packet and place in a freezer bag then whack with a rolling pin or similar sized utensil until broken down into smaller sized chunks
  7. Fold ¾ of bag of Oreo pieces and 50g of the remaining 100g of dark chocolate in small chunks into the brownie batter
  8. Pour the mixture into the brownie dish and spread evenly. Once spread, sprinkle the remaining chunks of dark chocolate and Oreos over the top of the dish and bake for roughly 30 minutes until the centre feels about set (the first time I baked them, I thought they were underdone but the brownies are supposed to be more fudgy than cake-like).
  9. Let them cool slightly before cutting into slices and enjoy!

 

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