Tuesday, October 6, 2015

OREO & Fanta Creamsicle Brownies

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For us, Halloween is more than just one night, it's a whole season.  My birthday falls exactly 4 weeks before Halloween, so as soon as the birthday candles are taken out of the cake, the Halloween decor comes out, and, of course, the treats get purchased.  Yes, I am a huge fan of candy, but how perfect do OREO and Fanta pair together for Halloween?  Orange and black all the way!  I thought it'd be fun to transform my newest favorite recipe to incorporate some Halloween flavor and flair.  OREO and Fanta Creamsicle Brownies were born!
First, I purchased these awesome glow-in-the-dark two-packs of OREOs (perfect for trick-or-treaters) and mini Fanta cans at Walmart.  How cute would these two go together with Halloween paper straws for a party favor, too?!
Then, it was time to get baking.  This recipe was adapted from Carolina Charm's Extreme OREO Brownies.
    - 1 box of brownie mix, prepared according to the directions on the box
    - 15 OREO cookies
    - 1 tablespoon orange extract
  Creamsicle Frosting:
    - 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
    - 1/4 cup butter, softened
    - 1 cup marshmallow fluff
    - 1/4 cup Fanta orange soda
    - 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
    - about 10 crushed OREO cookies
  Chocolate-Orange Ganache:
    - 2 tablespoons butter
    - 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    - 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    - 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
    - 2 teaspoons very hot water

1. Once the brownie batter is made, pour it into a greased 11x7 pan.
2. Place the whole OREO cookies into the batter.
3. Cook the brownies according to package directions until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
4. Allow brownies to cool for at least an hour.
5. Make the creamsicle frosting by beating the shortening and butter, then adding in the fluff, soda, and powdered sugar.
6. Spread the frosting over the cooled brownies and top with crushed OREO cookies.  I chose to purchase orange-filled OREO cookies at Walmart, as well, to make this topping even more festive.
7. To finish the brownies, melt the butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Take the mixture off the heat and add in chocolate chips and extract.
8.  Once everything is melted, add in the water to thin out the ganache and spread over the frosting and OREO cookies immediately.
Now we're ready for the season!  Seriously, these brownies are so amazing and absolutely addicting.  You know this is what our Halloween night will look like, and our trick-or-treaters are going to love these OREO snack packs!
  • What's your favorite Halloween treat?  Check out awesome ideas from the Spooky Snack Lab here, even some from CBS's Recipe Rehab host Evette Rios!  
  • Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?  If so, what as?


BLovedBoston said...

I want this over my breakfast and then I want it for lunch too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Julie said...

Ooh those look delicious...and I didn't know they made glow in the dark oreos. How fun!!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Oh wow! These look too delicious! Love the festive orange touches!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yummmmm! I could totally eat these right now for breakfast :-P

Green Fashionista

Jillian said...

can i come over and eat all the desserts you make?! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Ok, at first this sounded like a lot and I wasn't sure how good it'd be but then after reading it and seeing the pics, yum! You have me sold! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Rebecca Jo said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!! Just the idea of tucking Oreos in brownies... my husband is going to LOVE this!

The Lowcountry Mama said...

Creamsicle frosting sounds soo good.. I need to make these!

kelsey @ so much life to live said...


Heather A. said...

Ohhh that brownie recipe sounds amazing!!

Jen said...

Holy yum!!!! :)

Unknown said...

They look delicious, and perfect for halloween!


Unknown said...

These just look so decadent. YUM, thanks for sharing! #client

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Those look so yummy & delicious!

Rebecca Petersen said...

It never occurred to me to combine those two flavors, but those sound so good!

Anonymous said...

These look so good! We are having such a hard time deciding what to be this year!

Mascara + Medicine said...


Emily @ Martinis | Bikinis said...

These look amazing and perfect for Halloween or Fall! Awesome recipe!

Mary @ Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

Yum!! Thomas would be all over this. You just can't go wrong with chocolate and more chocolate in his book.

Jen said...

Omg these look amazing!! And the perfect Halloween treat!

Kait said...

Mmmm these look so delicious! I might whip some up for our Halloween bash!

Unknown said...

Mmmm those look so good!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea Fanta could be used in baking -- such a fun brownie idea!!

Candace Shiflet said...

Oh my gosh YUM! And obviously so perfect for Halloween. Anything with oreo, sign me up haha
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Unknown said...

Oooh wow. Those look like something I should not be eating. Lol. But they look so good! Nice trick or treat option.

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

These look and sound absolutely scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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