Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars

My family adores the classic gooey bars that I’ve been making for decades. When I spied these Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars on Hugs & Cookies XOXO, I knew I had to whip up a batch!Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars | The classic gooey bars with a chocolate and Oreo twist!

Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars

When I was a newlywed, Gooey Butter Bars were one of my go-to, super easy desserts. A box of cake mix, butter, eggs, cream cheese and a box of powdered sugar was all it took to get a batch in the oven. A couple dirty bowls later, these decadent treats were baked and soon devoured. Truthfully, as the years rolled on, I thought they were too sweet. But they still remained a family favorite! Who am I to judge???  So it’s no surprise that I had to test out this chocolate version. To cut lovely squares, check out How to Cut Perfect Cookie Bars.

Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars | The classic gooey bars with a chocolate and Oreo twist!

Two Sweetie Pies

Bill was especially excited when these bars came out of the oven. To quote him, “Chocolate and Oreos! Two of my favorites!” I used a cake mix with pudding added and these were super moist and definitely decadent! Bill loved these Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars so much he jokingly tried to hide them from Katie. She was onto him, though! Even our youngest, who was home for a few days, asked if he could take the leftovers back to school. Mr. Healthy was sucked in by their gooey deliciousness, too!

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month. Check out Danielle’s rendition of these decadent bars on Hugs & Cookies XOXO.

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Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars | The classic gooey bars with a chocolate and Oreo twist!

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Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars

Serves 24 bars     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins

A twist on the classic gooey bars made with a chocolate cake mix and Oreos added to the filling.

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted, plus 8 more tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (I used a 15.25 ounce mix, but the original recipe called for an 18.25 ounce mix)
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar (one box)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 Oreos, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, 1 egg, and 1 stick melted butter. Press mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 eggs and cocoa powder. Slowly, add the powdered sugar. Then carefully add the last stick of melted butter and the vanilla. Mix until smooth. Fold in Oreos.
  4. Spread filling over cake mixture in pan.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool at room temperature before cutting.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 324kcal Calories from fat 152
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 263mg11%
Carbohydrate 43g14%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g

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

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Comments

  1. Seriously, you make the BEST bars in the blogsphere, Liz. These bars look so very moist and tempting!

  2. Wow – these must taste amazing – kinda happy I don’t have a pan at my house! The smell of them baking must be torture!

  3. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    this is perfect for my chocolate craving! Looks delicious!

  4. They look delishhhhh!!!! Yay!!!

  5. I’m pretty sure that these would be a huge hit here too! Beautifully cut, as usual.

  6. These wouldn’t last five minutes in my house :). Chocolate and Oreos are two of my favorite things too!

  7. oh my god!! I want one or rather the whole plate! two delicious things in one !

  8. Bill and everyone else in the family, all the chocoholics would definitely love this! I really should make it for them! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe and have a marvelous week, Liz!

  9. These are amazing! Chocolate and Oreo go so well together. I must tell you Liz, your “how to cut squares” has helped me out a lot!!

  10. Amazing how my hunger level went from 0 to 100 as sooooon as I came across this post! These look SO, so good. So. Good.

  11. Oreos are my son’s favorite cookie but I am not sure that the gooey part would appeal to him. I am going to search your blog for other Oreo desserts. He starts high school next week and I think an Oreo dessert is in order.

  12. OMG I wanna see a video of that being ripped apart!

  13. Be still my heart, these bars are everything!

  14. Has ANYBODY actually made these? So far every response has been kudos on how they LOOK, but I read the responses for comments regarding how they taste or how they can be improved. I think they look just fine, but I’m gonna actually make these and comment on THAT.

    I’ll be back.

    • Check my friend, Danielle’s post (link in the post) —it’s her recipe and she’s also made and loved these 🙂 I think you’ll be a fan, too!

  15. Well they do look good…but they also sound good, too. It’s always nice to have a simple recipe in one’s pocket. Can’t wait to have an opportunity to eat these!

  16. Yummy yummy yummy! These look perfect for any occasion, and now we’re debating wether to make these for breakfast at work or a dessert at night with some ice cream (when are we gonna start a diet I wonder lol )
    Thanx so much dear Liz! How do you remain skinny with such delights?!
    Lots of hugs!

  17. Visions of Chocolate Oreo Gooey Bars are dancing in my head!

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