Peppermint Oreo Truffle Brownies: Decadent layers of rich brownie, white chocolate ganache, peppermint Oreo truffles, MORE chocolate, and crushed candy canes! All without the mess of making Oreo truffles!
Say hello to your new best Christmas friend!
I’ve totally gushed this holiday season about my long-time love for all things peppermint when I shared The Peppermint Mochatini last week. Soooo, I’ll do my best not to do too much gushing here.
But first, can I just say how much I LOVE how the blogging world has embraced peppermint in the way that it has?
I feel like when I first started blogging in 2007 (uhhh…yes, I’m an old-timer!) peppermint wasn’t really a thing. Well, I should say that it wasn’t THE thing. It wasn’t the craze that it is today!
And I’m positive we have Pinterest to thank for that. Have you done a general search for ‘peppermint’ on Pinterest recently? The return is like a pink nightmare all up in your face!
AND I LOVE IT!!!
The very first peppermint recipe I posted was those peppermint brownies way back in 2011. Man alive, those brownies were so so good!
In 2012, I made copycat peppermint patties for the first time and for the love of all things holy, I fell for them HARD! And I don’t even LIKE peppermint patties!
I really just made them for Kyle since he adores them. He loves them so much he receives a bag in his stocking each year from Santa.
But that homemade version – delish!!
These peppermint Oreo truffle brownies are kind of a mish mosh of those peppermint brownies and those downright sinful Oreo truffles that also took the blogging world by storm 10 years ago.
Get ready for one of the richest brownies you’ve ever eaten! Yes, richer than my red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream frosting!
Layered Oreo Brownies
Let’s start at the bottom and discuss our way up to the top, shall we?
The brownie layer is the first layer and it’s just so chocolatey! I made one of my favorite brownie recipes but using a box mix would be just fine here too.
Then, because I love Oreo truffles coated in white chocolate rather than milk or semi-sweet, I added a layer of white chocolate ganache on top of the brownies.
Atop the white chocolate ganache sits the Oreo truffle layer. Except, these are no ordinary Oreo truffles. They’re peppermint Oreo truffles!
YAAASSS! I made this layer with a box of Trader Joe’s Candy Candy Joe-Joes instead of regular Oreos!
And let me tell you, this was the best decision ever! The peppermint flavor is just enough without being over-powering. And because the Oreos were already flavored, I didn’t have to fuss with deciding on how much peppermint extract or oil to use.
The last step in these Oreo brownies is a quick drizzle of melted chocolate and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes. Because no peppermint dessert would be complete without candy canes!
The result is one of the richest, most decadent brownies I’ve ever eaten! The texture of all 3 layers together forms a soft, moist (sorry – had to!), chewy dessert with that crunchy sprinkle of the candy cane on top.
The peppermint Oreo truffle layer is TO.DIE.FOR. !!!!! And even for Kyle, who claims he’s not a fan of peppermint (he lies! remember those peppermint patties!?), there’s just enough peppermint flavor to not overwhelm you.
They’re basically the most perfect Christmas treat I’ve had in AGES. And they’re going on my holiday bake list every year now, right along with my fave white chocolate gingerbread blondies.
And if you’re wondering if you can freeze Oreo truffle brownies, the answer is yes! They freeze beautifully, actually.
I wrapped a single layer of the brownies in a piece of parchment paper and then in a large piece of foil. The room temperature brownies can be a bit sticky so the parchment paper will help them from sticking to the foil in the freezer and when you thaw them.
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Storage: White chocolate tends to be a little finicky when being melted and I've never had good luck with melting white chocolate chips. So I don't recommend using them in this recipe. For the white chocolate ganache, you'll want to use high-quality white chocolate in block, bar, or wafer-form like Callebaut, Ghirardelli, or Valrhona. ganache adapted from Food52 As a member of the Amazon Associate affiliate program, I earn a small percentage from your qualifying Amazon purchases when you click the Amazon links on this page. I'm not informed of who purchases what, just of what products are purchased.
For the brownie layer:
For the white chocolate ganache layer:
For the Oreo truffle layer:
For the garnish:
White chocolate tends to be a little finicky when being melted and I've never had good luck with melting white chocolate chips. So I don't recommend using them in this recipe. For the white chocolate ganache, you'll want to use high-quality white chocolate in block, bar, or wafer-form like Callebaut, Ghirardelli, or Valrhona.
ganache adapted from Food52