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Slutty Brownies

I feel like I should be standing in a support group when I say this but ...

Hi, my name is Sarah-Jane and in a Pin-aholic

I mean it ... I was introduced to Pinterest and have since built up board upon board full of ideas that I'd never be able to complete in my life time. It's an addiction. I admit it but I doubt in the only addict out there with many a secret board.

It's ok ... this is a safe space ... we're all friends here :)

One of the many recipes I've came across is quickly becoming Agent D's favourite ...

Slutty Brownies

The name alone, at the very least will have caught your attention ... *I know it did mine* and when I tell you they are made from cookie dough, brownies and Oreos ... oft! Who wouldn't wanna try.

*One thing I will say is although they are chocolate heaven ... they may put you in a cocoa induced sugar coma ... it's a once in a while treat in my house since I'm not partial to scrapping a hyper Agent M off the ceiling. Enjoy responsibly and all that jazz :) *

Now, to make the Slutty Brownies (how fab is that name btw), your gonna need cookie dough mix, a packet of Oreos and some brownie mix.

There is absolutely no rule saying you can't buy the mixes in a supermarket. I'm a realist and a mum. Sometimes you just don't have the time or the will to make your own in which case a box mix is a godsend!

If however you wanna make from scratch ... here are my faves.

For the cookie base

155g plain flour
115g margarine
110g soft brown sugar
50g caster sugar
1 egg
a few drops of vanilla extract
200g chocolate drops or chips
a pinch baking powder

Mix together the butter with the sugars until it's pale and fluffy. I like to use can electric whisk as it blitzes quicker. Add in the egg, vanilla and chocolate chips and mix well.

Mix in the flour and pinch of baking powder and pour in the bottom of a greased square tin.

Make sure you spread it as evenly as you can so your base is nice and thick.*I find a metal spoon works best over a spatula*

Next cover the cookie dough with Oreos. You can use any ones you like ... chocolate, original, mini, double stuffed ... whatever you like ... adding as few or as many as you want.

I like to leave a little room between the Oreos but you could literally fill every inch of u wished *though you'd probably have to chop up some to make it fit* 

Next you need to mix up a batch of brownie batter ... this recipe I've found makes more than you will need but I use the extra to make brownie cupcakes ... perfect for the lunch boxes.

*note the massive amount of sugar is not a typo ... hence the disclaimer before *

For the brownie topper 

225g margarine
140g milk chocolate
450g caster sugar
110g plain flour
55g cocoa powder
5 eggs

Melt the margarine and milk chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.

Remove from the heat and mix in the sugar, flour, cocoa powder and eggs.

Pour the brownie mix on top of the cookie base and place in a pre heated oven at 180c for about 30 to 40 minutes.

That's air bubbles by the way ... not lumps ... There should be no lumps :/ 

We like our brownies on the gooey side so at about 30 minutes I check the sides of the brownie to make sure they are firm but the middle should still be soft.

If you like a more cakey brownie, make sure the whole top is relatively firm.

Once ready, allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin or you'll end up with hot chocolate burns ... not fun! TRUST ME!

Once it has cooled however, remove ... slice ... and enjoy :)