Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  March and April seen to have flown by with tons of work deadlines.  I’m taking a little latitude in calling these brookies but these Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise are so fudgy and chocolaty I couldn’t really call them cookies.  Plus they’re made with a brownie mix.

Chocolate Overload Brookie Surprise | Bakewell Junction - so chocolaty your mouth will pucker.

Chocolate Overload Brookie Surprise | Bakewell Junction

Do you need an excuse to make these?  Does your Mom love chocolate?  These would be great for Mothers’ Day.

Chocolate Overload Brookie Surprise | Bakewell Junction - so chocolaty your mouth will pucker.Originally I intended to use ready-made frosting but it turned out that I didn’t have any chocolate frosting on hand and I’m so glad I didn’t because I found the whipped ganache frosting on Gloria’s site, Simply Gloria.  It was so easy to make.  In addition, I used Guittard Milk Chocolate for the frosting so there would be some color contrast between the brownie, the surprise Oreo truffle center and the frosting.  This is the first time I’ve used this brand of chocolate and let me tell you, it is delicious!

Chocolate Overload Brookie Surprise | Bakewell Junction - so chocolaty your mouth will pucker.The frosting was so good that I will be using in lots of other recipes.

Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise

Yield:  24 brookies                Cook Time:  10 minutes

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 1 box Triple Fudge Ghirardelli Brownie Mix (this one has chocolate chips and a fudge packet that goes in the mix)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg

Oreo Truffle Center:

  • 15 Double Stuff Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

Whipped Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used Guittard – yum)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Step 1:  For the dough:  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg about 50 strokes with a spoon until well blended (dough will be sticky).

Step 2:  Drop dough by tablespoonfuls (or divide into 24 pieces of dough; this is what I do to try to keep them the same size) 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet to make 24 cookies.  Smooth edges of each dough piece to form round cookies.  I made thumbprints in the center of each cookie but they puffed up anyway during baking.

Step 3.  Bake each cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.  Cool on cookie sheet at least 30 minutes.

Step 4:  For the truffles:  While the brookies bake crush the Oreos in a mini chopper or food processor.  Alternatively, you can crush the Oreos in a food storage bag with a rolling pin.  Add the Oreos and softened cream cheese to a medium bowl and mix them together until well combined.  Divide the mixture into 24 equal portions and roll into balls.  After the brookies have cooled completely, place a truffle in the center of each.

Step 5:  For the whipped ganache:  Melt the chocolate chips with all the other ingredients in a medium microwave safe bowl.  Begin by heating the ingredients for 30 seconds in the microwave.  Stir the ingredients.  If the chocolate hasn’t melted, microwave in additional 10 second intervals while stirring in between each one until the chocolate has melted.  Don’t overheat the chocolate.  Alternatively, you could use a double boiler to melt the chocolate.  Stir the mixture until it’s completely combined and smooth.  Set aside to cool.

Step 6:  While the ganache cools, place a mixing bowl in the freezer.  When the ganache has completely cooled, transfer the mixture to the chilled bowl and beat on high using an electric mixer.  I used my portable mixer.  The mixture will become much lighter in color and when you see soft peaks, stop mixing.  This frosting is delicious but don’t eat it all with a spoon.  Frost the brookies to hide the truffle center.  Serve chilled.

Enjoy!

Tips:  Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!!!

Dough recipe adapted from www.pillsbury.com
Whipped Ganache recipe adapted from Simply Gloria, Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting.

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43 thoughts on “Chocolate Overload Brookies Surprise

  1. Be still my chocolate-addicted heart! YUM! And you need to say no more about the super-uber busy-ness of March and April! I thought it was just me! Just now getting around to reply and comment to my friends since March. Maybe we can both come up for air in May and smell the roses!
    Be well Annamaria!
    Roz

  2. OH my chocolate heaven! These look AMAZING! Really, I am not sure if there is a thing as too much chocolate in a cookies, so I could eat them all myself if I made them. We would love for you to stop by and join us at Party in Your PJs, our week link party.

  3. What great treats, we will love these! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Wow this recipe has my attention. Love chocolate! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  5. Delicious! My chocolate loving self will definitely be trying these out! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party – hope to see you next week!

  6. Your Brookies look awesome! Hope you have a very special Mothers Day weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Miz Helen

  7. That is some serious chocolate overload you’ve got going there! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us – you’re featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I’m looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  8. Genius! Yes, I agree April and now May, have been super busy around here, I am going to need one of these chocolaty goodness to get me through! Thank you for sharing at #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW. Looking forward to seeing you next week! Have a lovely weekend!
    Christine@ CherishingaSweetLife

  9. I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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