Brookies with Caramel and Oreos

When I saw the recipe for these fabulous bars on Erin’s blog, I knew it was a winner. They were composed of four layers of deliciousness: chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom, followed by Oreos, caramel and finally brownie batter.  Hubby suggested I skip the caramel (no way!)…and as the only non-Oreo eater, I was able to convince myself to try them using Erin’s instructions.

I made half a recipe, but if you’d like to double it, you can easily use a 9 x 13 pan and even substitute a box brownie mix and jar of caramel sauce to avoid a large stack of dirty bowls, used measuring cups, spoons and utensils. They will still be ultra decadent.

The verdict:  A keeper! As with ordinary Brookies, I had some trouble getting the middle to bake through.  But I figured nearly an hour in the oven would surely kill any nasty bacteria that might be lurking in undercooked eggs.  It’s very difficult to use a toothpick to determine doneness because of the gooey chocolate chips and caramel, but I’d up the baking time to at least 65 minutes.

Brookies with Caramel and Oreos~


Adapted from Big Fat Baker

ForChocolate Chip Cookie Layer

  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick or 4 ounces), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Caramel Sauce…adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For Brownie Layer…adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, cut into tablespoon sized pieces
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Other ingredients needed: 16 Oreos


    For cookie layer:

    1. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and mix well. Stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt; mix till combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

    For Caramel Sauce...adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table

    1. Put the sugar, water and corn syrup into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, swirling the pan, but not stirring until the caramel turns an amber color.
    2. Lower the heat and carefully add cream and butter...standing away from pan to avoid splattering. When bubbling subsides, stir sauce till smooth. Add vanilla. Pour into a Pyrex measuring cup. Cool to warm before using.

    Brownie Layer:

    1. Place butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave gently, with 30 second intervals, stirring with each increment, until chocolate and butter are melted and smooth. Let cool to room temperature.
    2. Stir in sugar, then eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Fold in flour and salt.

    To assemble:

    1. Make caramel sauce and allow to cool. Make cookie dough, and spread in an 8 x 8 inch pan lined with nonstick foil (or parchment paper with overhanging edges for easy removal). Top with rows of Oreo cookies. Pour ½ cup caramel sauce over Oreos. Reserve remaining caramel to use as ice cream topping. Make brownie batter and spread over Oreos.
    2. Preheat oven to 350º. Bake 55 minutes or longer. Cool at least 2 hours before cutting.

    Yield: 16 decadent servings. Store covered in refrigerator.


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per Serving As Served
      Calories 9006kcal Calories from fat 3971
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 441g 678%
      Saturated Fat 254g 1270%
      Transfat 8g
      Cholesterol 1563mg 521%
      Sodium 3023mg 126%
      Carbohydrate 1261g 420%
      Dietary Fiber 36g 144%
      Sugars 973g
      Protein 85g

      Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

      Calories 2000
      Total Fat Less than 65g
      Sat Fat Less than 25g
      Cholesterol Less than 300mg
      Sodium Less than 2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate 300g
      Dietary Fiber 25g
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      1. Wh-at? These look so good, it doesn’t seem right. I could eat that entire pan!

      2. Yum they turned out great! The probably took a bit longer because they are so wonderfully thick! Glad you liked the recipe 🙂

      3. Wow. I’ve never heard of Brookies. They sound amazing!

      4. Looks so tempting Lizzy, hoping I will be able to make it soon. Btw, you have inspired me to start my baking journey, trying some simple recipes currently, thank you for that.

      5. Curry and Comfort says:

        Lizzy- you’re one smart cookie! What a great recipe. I always have Oreos around because my kids love them… now I know another way to use them.

      6. Three-Cookies says:

        Vege’s etc are sometimes hidden in meals (eg carrot puree in meatloafs) so that kids who don’t like them will eat without knowing. This one is for those who don’t like Oreo’s, hide it inside layers of other stuff:)

      7. Lizzy-glad you posted this one. I still have some oreos around here and this looks like a great recipe to use them in. There is not one flavor here I don’t like. Well done-yum!

      8. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

        Oh goodness, these sound so decadent and lovely! I love caramel in brownies!

      9. I’m not an Oreo fan either (although I’ve made — and loved — Oreo truffles) but you make these look so good, I guess I could dirty a few pans. I’d have to make the Dorie caramel sauce!

      10. Wow it looks so amazing 🙂 My son who’s a big fan of Oreo will love this 🙂

      11. This recipe only has most of my favorite sweets in it. So sinful…love it!

      12. Angie's Recipes says:

        These look divine! It’s on my must-bake list!

      13. once in a blue moon says:

        OMG… can it get any better?

      14. Dear Lizzy is early in the morning but Im absoluletely hungry! look anazing!!! gloria

      15. Agree w/Angie. On the must bake list 🙂

        Your online bake sale sounds good, I’ll stay tuned for it!

      16. Mama Chef says:

        These are insane! I would probably sacrifice a day’s worth of food to have just one of them…and it would be so worth it 😉

      17. Holy moly those look amazing!! I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them…yowzas!

      18. Oh boy! Just when I am trying to control on my diet .. u posted this! How do I or anyone resist that .. 4 layers of goodness!

      19. I saw these on Erin’s site and was drooling like crazy. It is a really good thing I didn’t buy Oreo’s at the store today, or I would be making these right now!

      20. Three amazing ingredients… how could it not taste great?!

      21. This looks fabulous and you can never go wrong with oreos and caramel. 🙂

      22. I gain 5 pounds just reading the recipe. I can’t wait to try these, but must wait till I have a house full or I can see myself eating them all.

      23. I gain 5 pounds just reading the recipe. I can’t wait to try these, but must wait till I have a house full or I can see myself eating them all.

      24. Ana Helena says:

        Love brownies and caramel. If you added a Oreo in the middle, imagine other possibilities…I like it! Thanks for sharing.

      25. All That I'm Eating says:

        Oh dear. This looks too good to be imaginable. It’s a good job I’m not on a diet.

      26. Oh wow!! These look incredible!! 😀

      27. These look sinful! I have to try them.

      28. Grubarazzi says:

        You’ve done it again. These wouldn’t last an hour in my kitchen. So awesome.

      29. I’ve never had Brookies before…these look fabulous!

      30. Wow Liz! These are just the ultimate in dessert snacks! And I would never leave out the caramel! But I am thinking of all the different flavor combos! Thanks for introducing me to Brookies! Love this!

      31. What a great recipe….
        I have oreos and now I know where I am going to put them all…

      32. These sound so good –all of my favorites in one bar. I can’t imagine how great these must taste!

      33. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

        Ha ha love how Oreos are being shoved into so many things. Wrapped in brownies and caramel…decadent. I will need a HUGE glass of milk.

      34. I love this and I hate Oreos – sorry – too sweet for me. But somehow – I love this!

      35. So delicious! I LOVE oreos and caramel on top sounds amazing…then tucking them in a brownie? *sigh* be still my beating heart!

      36. says:

        I can’t say I have ever heard or eaten a Brookie but definitely may have to now!

      37. Caramel and Oreos in Brownies…I’m drooling.

        Will bookmark this mouthwatering recipe…Yum!

      38. brookies sound and look fab!

      39. Wow, so over-the-top decadent! I can’t make this. EVER. 😉

      40. Oh my God !! these look so decadent , really divine , I am drooling all over on my keyboard .

      41. You have got to be kidding me! I have pinched myself several times to see if I am dreaming. How is it possible to have so many over the top treats all rolled into one? You should be charged with crimes of Deliciousness!

      42. Wow, Lizzy! These look incredible! I’m glad you didn’t skip that caramel because I think that’s my favorite part of these!

      43. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

        These look amazing! Time to stock up on oreos:-)

      44. Liz – love this idea. This is just over the top…

      45. Oh snap! You’ve done it again! Oreos AND caramel?? I can’t pass that up.

      46. Lizzy, I don’t know how you do it–I don’t even like Oreos, but I saw it was your recipe and clicked on it. You are a baking wunderkind!

      47. I will just drool and leave it at that… and a buzz.

      48. BonnieBanters says:

        This may be the most decadent cookie I’ve ever seen! Should satisfy most any rich cookie craving! Thanks!

      49. Oh wow, that is just pure decadence and it looks so good 🙂 I just want to dive headfirst into the shot with the Oreos topped with caramel!

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      51. Oh. Wow. These are sinful. Cannot have them around me! I think these may be some of the best looking brownies I have ever seen

      52. Holy Sweet Mother of Baked Goods, Batman! These are amazing. Awesome creation by Erin and recreation by you!

      53. Natalie Atick says:

        Wow! Caramel makes the world go round haha. This skinny cook can def. bake! These look amazing so happy I found you! Will be back soon.

      54. Lizzy,
        These look fabulous. I can’t wait to make these.

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