Birthdays at my office have taken a turn for the … extreme. It seems every week there’s a new treat vying for the title of “richest, “most over the top”, “most decadent”, “most likely to give that one guy double-diabetes”, so when I saw these on Pinterest, I didn’t really have any choice in the matter, I knew it was my duty to make them.
Truth be told, I actually went back and forth as to whether to post about these – I was almost embarrassed that I did it! Heck, the night I was set to bake them, we needed to make a trip to the hardware store, so I actually bought my ingredients there. How’s that for “whole food”? Ha!
My preferences aside, these received RAVE reviews, everyone absolutely loved them. I think the only thing my coworkers have ever enjoyed more were those Ben and Jerry’s Half-Baked Cupcakes, but it’s a real close call. These are a bit tough to eat though, so it’s best if you’re serving them in a setting where people can use a fork, but if not, they’re good enough that I’m sure everyone will make due. 😉
I really did enjoy how easy these were to prepare – slather some peanut butter (natural or regular) over a sandwich cookie (oreo, hydrox, Newman-O, or generic brand from the hardware store!), pop ’em in cupcake tins, and pour some brownie batter (boxed or scratch, your call!) over it all. SO simple. I’d bet you could do it in a pan and cut it up like bars as well.
Oh, also, my reviewers suggested that (as if these aren’t over the top enough) next time I should try them with the special flavored Oreos (birthday cake or peanut butter) or perhaps sub nutella or a fancy nut butter like cashew butter for the peanut butter. The sky’s the limit, folks!