Free Bonus: 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners

Cookies and Cream Brownies [+ Video]

 
These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey’s candy bars.
 
These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.
 

These Cookies and Cream Brownies using Hershey’s Cookies N Creme Candy bars were a reeeeaaallly huge hit at our house. I even went and picked up a huge supply of cookies n creme candy bars to keep with the chocolate chips so we always have some on hand.  In other words, these are a new staple in our home. They will forever be a favorite.

How do You Know When Brownies are Done?

The most often used technique is to stick a toothpick in the center right around the time your recipe says it should be done.

If it comes out clean, it’s done.

If there are any traces of uncooked batter, let it continue baking for another few minutes and repeat the process until the toothpick comes out clean.

These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.

The brownies are perfectly fudge-y, gooey, chocolate-y, and delicious. I love that the top has that “crust” if you will and the rest is all tender, and as I’ve already mentioned, gooey. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that even if I just made it into a plain brownie it would probably be our favorite brownie recipe. But, it’s not just a plain brownie. That cookies n creme center is amazing. AMAZING. Oh my sweet deliciousness.

How do You Make Gooey Brownies?

Test for doneness before the recipe tells you to.

In addition to ingredient proportions, baking time greatly affects the consistency of a brownie, so it’s important to be attentive.

Fudgy brownies baked three minutes too short can be unpleasantly gooey; chewy brownies baked three minutes too long become tough and dry.

These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.

Can you see how melty and perfect these are? You will die. You will adore these brownies.

These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.
 

Can You Freeze Brownies?

To freeze brownies or bar cookies, cool brownies or bar cookies completely, but do not cut into individual servings.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again with foil.

Freeze up to 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature before cutting into individual servings.

 

Cookies and Cream Brownies

 
 

Cookies and Cream Brownies are my new love ohsweetbasil.com

Cookies and Cream Brownies

0 from 0 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe
These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.

Ingredients

Recipe By Me

  • *See note 1 Box Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 3/4 Cup Margarine melted, and cooled
  • 1/3 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1 10 oz Bag Hershey's Cookies N Creme small Candy Bars or a few King Size Bars

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350
  • Mix the cake mix, margarine and evaporated milk in the bowl of a standing mixer.
  • Mix until completely incorporated. Dough should be thick, but very greasy.
  • Press 1/2 of the dough into a greased 8x9 inch pan.
  • Bake for 6-7 min or until the brownie is starting to firm up.
  • Lay the candy bars evenly over the half baked brownie.
  • Place a large spoonful of dough into your hand and press it out flat.
  • Carefully lift one edge of the dough off of your hand, tilting the hand holding the dough, so that it comes off in one sheet, and place it over the candy bars.
  • Continue "patching" the dough all over the candy bars until they are completely covered.
  • Place back in the oven for another 15-18 min, or until set.
  • These are a bit gooey, and the center is chocolate so your toothpick probably wont come out clean.
  • Set aside to cool for 5-10 min. Enjoy!

Notes

***When you are making these brownies it is essential that the dough is thick. If the margarine is too hot the batter wont thicken. You will need to set the entire bowl in the fridge to let it cool and thicken. Later, when you are placing the top layer on the brownies it will help out a ton if your hands are cool. I like to rinse mine under cool water so that the dough doesn't melt on my hands which makes it more difficult to remove and place on the brownies. If it does begin to stick just stop, wash your hands well and start again. If your batter is not very thick you could always spray a little cooking spray on both hands to help it not stick to you.
Nutrition Facts
Cookies and Cream Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 42mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 

These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.

These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.These cookies and cream brownies are so easy to make and it all starts with a chocolate cake mix and some Hershey's candy bars.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Free Email Series 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners

About the authors

Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

30 comments

  • Hi,
    I’m wondering if I can double this recipe and use a 9×13 pan?
    Thank you

    • Reply
    • Yes absolutely!

      • Reply
      • Thank you so much❤️

  • Cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavor combos ever. and I love that these are easy to make with a brownie mix and candy bars. Yes please.

    • Reply
    • Right? They are so good!

      • Reply
  • uhhh yeah. these are insane. you are not helping my diet! 😛 lol

    • Reply
    • Gosh, mine either! haha

      • Reply
  • Can butter or oil be used instead of margarine?

    • Reply
    • We use butter quite often, but oil doesn’t work as well. I’m not sure why seeing as how margarine pretty much is oil, but I’d stick to margarine or butter.

      • Reply
  • When I saw these I muttered “mama mia”. Goodness, they look like a perfect dessert.. or lunch! 😉

    • Reply
    • Thank you! We loooove them!

      • Reply
  • These are absolutely amazing!

    • Reply
  • OMG! These look wonderful!

    • Reply
  • Holy moly these look so good!

    • Reply
    • Thank you so much!

      • Reply
  • Oh yummy! These look so good.

    • Reply
    • Thank you so much!

      • Reply
  • Oh gosh, I’m dying. These might be the first thing I make after Whole30!

    • Reply
    • Oh man, you will loooooooooove them!

      • Reply
  • Wooww those look so good. All that gooey creamy goodness 🙂

    • Reply
    • Thank you so much June!

      • Reply
  • I make one similar but with caramel in the middle. Can’t wait to try these thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
    • We make those too! In fact it’s what I requested every year for my birthday!

      • Reply
  • When you say mix the ‘cake mix’ do I suppose to add eggs and oil in just like other brownie recipes? sorry if this sounds a bit silly! Im new to the baking world here but your brownies look amazing I need to bake them!! 😀

    • Reply
    • Hi! Not silly at all, but don’t make it like a cake. Use the ingredients listed and just mix the dry powder with those. Thanks!

      • Reply
  • Do u mean fudge brownie mix or actual cake mix?

    • Reply
    • Cake mix! The ingredients turn it into a brownie!

      • Reply
  • I made these twice in a week! I’m bringing them to work tomorrow. Soooooo gooooood!

    • Reply
  • Tried these and they were so good I had to make them again for a party. People where searching me out to tell me how good they were.

    • Reply
  • Oh my goodness. These look so amazing and gooey!!

    • Reply

Free Email Series 5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinners