Homemade Brownie Skillet with Oreos

This Oreo Skillet Brownie first appeared on Savory Experiments, where I am a contributor.

This ooey gooey Oreo Skillet Brownie is the ULTIMATE chocolate dessert! Homemade brownie mix is studded with Oreos, baked until gooey, and then topped with ice cream, hot fudge sauce and a maraschino cherry! Ready in less than 45 minutes, this rich, impressive dessert is perfect for sharing!

A spoon scoops into a Oreo skillet brownie topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry

Skillet Brownie with Oreos

Who doesn’t love chocolate for dessert?

These skillet brownies are the BEST brownies for a chocolate lover!

Also, this is a great recipe because it is a small batch dessert that my entire family DEVOURED.

Why I love this recipe:

Recently, I’ve been loving things like this skillet brownie recipe that are incredibly simple but wonderfully flavorful. Also, it calls for one of my favorite cookies.

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    Here are some more things I just adore about this easy skillet brownie recipe:

    • It’s a no bowl recipe! You can make the brownies IN the skillet, then pop them into the oven for their bake. (Please note that my photos show this in a bowl because I wanted it to be more visible.)
    • These brownies are ready in less than 45 minutes. 
    • It’s a family-style dessert that serves a crowd.

    Also, I just love how impressive this brownie skillet looks on the table but how simple it is to put together when you’ve got the ingredients. It’s an easy recipe to make for any time or occasion.

    Also, these fudgy brownies are just so wonderfully satisfying.

    Once the brownie comes out of the oven, all you’ve got to do is serve. Either top ‘em with your favorite toppings — ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, maraschino cherries and more — or let guests scoop their own serving and opt for their favorite accoutrements.

    Either way, it’s a HUGE win and it’s a fun experience for everyone enjoying it.

    More quick desserts to make and share: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Oreo Rice Krispie Treats | Drop Sugar Cookies | Easy Lemon Bars | Cheesecake Dip

    Want more sweet inspiration? Check out my Dessert Recipe Index.

    Ingredients to make a skillet brownie with Oreos in bowls on a pink countertop

    What you need to make this recipe:

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    Let’s talk ingredients!

    In addition to the tools above, you’re going to need some ingredients to make this recipe, too! Chances are, you might already have some of them in your fridge or pantry. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full measurements and instructions.

    Here’s what you need:

    • Salted butter — this is the fat that’s going to serve as the base for our brownie. I like to use butter in brownies because it provides more flavor. You could use unsalted butter and add additional salt to the batter.
    • Chocolate bars — we’re using a combination of bittersweet bars and semisweet. We’re not using cocoa powder to give these brownies rich chocolate flavor.
    • Granulated sugar — also known as white sugar, this provides sweetness to the brownie batter. I do not suggest substituting something else for this.
    • Large eggs — these provide structure for our brownie skillet.
    • Pure vanilla extract — a little goes a long way! Be sure to use the real deal, not the imitation kind.
    • All-purpose flour — this is sometimes referred to as AP flour. I have not tested this recipe using other flours and do not recommend making that swap.
    • Salt — I like to use a fine grain sea salt in baking recipes like this one.
    • Oreos — chop them roughly with a knife so that they have some texture. We’ll want a few extra to crumble over the skillet before we serve it, too.
    • Chocolate chips — I used semisweet chocolate chips here, but you can use milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips if those are your favorite.
    Vanilla ice cream melts on top of a warm skillet brownie with Oreos

    Toppings for a brownie skillet:

    The beauty in a one-pan dessert like this one is you can just add the toppings straight into the skillet… or you can let your guests add their own to their servings.

    It would also be the perfect dessert for a special occasion, like an at-home date night.

    Here are some ideas for what you can serve this whole brownie dessert.

    • A scoop of ice cream
    • Sweetened whipped cream
    • Hot fudge sauce or chocolate syrup
    • Caramel sauce
    • Crushed Oreo cookies
    • Chocolate chips
    • Sprinkles
    • Peanut butter chips
    • Nuts, like chopped pecans or walnuts
    • Maraschino cherries

    How to make Skillet Brownies with Oreos

    Choose your skillet. I like a high-sided cast iron skillet. Make sure you’ve got something that is oven safe!

    You may also mix the brownies in a large bowl and then pour them into the skillet as I have done in these photos.

    Preheat the oven.

    Melt butter in the skillet on the stovetop over medium heat.

    Once completely melted, turn down the heat to low. Add the chopped chocolate bars to the melted butter, stirring until melted. Keep stirring so the chocolate does not burn. Remove from the heat once melted.


    Stir the sugar into the melted chocolate mixture, mixing until combined. Let this cool 5-10 minutes so that it does not cook the eggs.

    Break the eggs into a separate small bowl. Measure in the vanilla, and whisk until combined. 

    Temper the egg mixture with a spoonful of the chocolate mixture. Once you add the chocolate, stir vigorously to combine and warm up the eggs.

    Pro tip!

    Don’t skip this step! If the eggs are not warmed up to the same temperature as the chocolate mixture, they could scramble when you add them to the skillet. Nobody wants scrambled eggs as a part of their brownies.


    Pour the egg-vanilla mixture into the skillet.

    Stir vigorously to incorporate all the wet ingredients.


    Add the dry ingredients (flour, salt, chopped Oreos and chocolate chips) to the skillet, stirring until just combined.

    Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through. (The total time is variable depending on your oven. If you’re a fan of gooey brownies, check this around the 18-minute mark.)

    Insert a toothpick to confirm the brownies are baked all the way through to confirm their doneness.

    Serve with your favorite toppings, like a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and enjoy warm!

    How to store and reheat leftovers

    If you’ve got leftover brownie, you’re in for a treat! Transfer the leftovers into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

    Reheat individual portions of the brownies in 30-second increments in the microwave until warmed through.

    Close up of a cut-into skillet brownie topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you use a pan to make brownies?

    Yes. While you can use a pan to make brownies, these skillet brownies are made in a skillet!

    Can I make skillet brownies with brownie mix?

    I’m sure you can, though I do not know how it translates with this recipe.

    Are brownies better in a glass or metal pan?

    I like metal pans for brownies and other baked goods. We’re using a cast iron skillet to make these brownies.

    Should I grease my pan for brownies?

    For this brownie recipe, we’re mixing it all in the skillet, so you do not need to grease the skillet before it’s thrown together and baked.

    Are brownies better with butter or oil?

    I like to add butter to my brownie recipes because it imparts a ton of awesome flavor.

    Do brownies still cook out of the oven?

    The brownies will continue cooking after they come out of the oven, so remove them when they’re just starting to set… depending on how gooey you like them.

    A spoon holds a bite of a skillet brownie with Oreos above the skillet

    More brownie recipes:

    Here’s how you make this recipe:

    A spoon scoops into a Oreo skillet brownie topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry

    Oreo Skillet Brownie

    Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate
    This ooey gooey Oreo Skillet Brownie is the ULTIMATE chocolate dessert! Homemade brownie mix is studded with Oreos, baked until gooey, and then topped with ice cream, hot fudge sauce and a maraschino cherry! Ready in less than 45 minutes, this rich, impressive dessert is perfect for sharing!
    5 from 2 votes
    Servings 8 servings
    Calories 866 kcal
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes

    Ingredients
      

    • 8 tablespoons salted butter 1 stick
    • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate bars chopped
    • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate bar chopped
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 3 eggs at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120g
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup chopped Oreo cookies
    • ½ cup chocolate chips

    Toppings

    • Ice cream
    • Sweetened whipped cream
    • Hot fudge sauce
    • Caramel sauce
    • Crushed Oreo cookies
    • Chocolate chips
    • Sprinkles
    • Nuts like chopped pecans or walnuts
    • Maraschino cherries

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    Instructions
     

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Choose a high-sided oven-safe skillet to bake your brownies in and spritz with nonstick baking spray. (I used an 8” cast iron skillet.)
    • Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat on the stovetop. You may also do this in a bowl in the microwave.
    • When melted, turn down the heat to low.
    • Stir in the chopped chocolate, stirring constantly until completely melted.
    • Turn off the heat. Measure in the sugar, stirring vigorously with a rubber spatula until combined. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
    • Break the eggs in a separate bowl. Measure the vanilla into the bowl with them. Whisk with a whisk or a fork until combined.
    • Temper the egg mixture with a spoonful of the chocolate mixture, stirring vigorously to combine and warm up the eggs to where they do not scramble in the brownie mixture.
    • Pour the egg-vanilla mixture into the skillet, stirring vigorously to incorporate all the wet ingredients.
    • Add the flour and salt to the skillet, stirring until just combined.
    • Next, add the chopped Oreos and chocolate chips and fold to incorporate into the batter.
    • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through. (If you're a fan of gooey brownies, check this around the 25-minute point.)
    • Top with your favorite garnishes, and enjoy warm straight out of the oven!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1 servingCalories: 866kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 13gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 378mgFiber: 8gSugar: 57g
    Keyword baking recipe, bar dessert, brownie recipe, brownies, chocolate, chocolate dessert, chocolate recipe, dessert, dessert recipe, easy dessert recipe, easy desserts, oreo brownies, shareable dessert, shareable dessert recipe, skillet brownie recipe, skillet brownies, Valentine’s Day dessert
    Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
    Cuisine American
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    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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