Perhaps that I am literally obsessed with finding recipes that look spectacular but are not vegan and transforming them be just as spectacular (or more so) in a vegan version? That I am so happy that So Delicous makes so many great non dairy products?
Or, maybe that have discovered Pinterest, one of the most innovative social networking sites I have seen to date and that I owe these brownies to a pin I found there?
When I saw these brownies I knew I had to make them and added them to my "Recipes to Veganize" board. At the time I did not know I could get a brownie mix that was already vegan (bonus!).
I am not great with baking without an exact recipe to follow but I figured it shouldn't be too hard and decided to try it.
Wow, wow, wow these were spectacular. Not particularly healthy but a wonderful, over the top indulgent treat. And hey, it is the holidays and I have been pretty good this year!
Cookies n' Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies
1 boxed brownie mix (I used Ghiradelli Double Chocolate)
1 1/2 tsp EnerG egg replacer (or enough to replace the eggs your Brownie mix calls for)
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup vegan Cookies and Cream ice cream (I used So Delicious brand)
1/4 cup vegan Chocolate Syrup, or the amount equal to the water your mix calls for (I used Hershey's)
1/3 cup vegetable oil, or whatever your brownie mix calls for
16 Oreo Cookies
Preheat oven to the temperature indicated on the brownie mix. In this case it was 325 degrees.
In a small bowl whisk together the egg replacer and water. Set aside. I a large bowl add the brownie mix, ice cream chocolate syrup and vegetable oil. Mix in the egg replacer and stir until a thick batter forms.
Spray an 8x8 dish with non stick cooking spray. Layer the Oreos on the bottom of the dish. Pour the brownie mixture over top of the cookies ensuring they are completely and evenly covered.
Place in the oven for about 50 minutes (I found I had to bake mine about ten minutes longer than the package directions. I did not use the method of inserting a toothpick to determine doneness as based on the nature of the ingredients they are pretty gooey.
Allow to cool before serving.