Better Than Crack Vegan Oreo Brownies

I’m about to share with you the world’s best brownies, vegan or not. If you have any doubts about it, ask my friend Bob, because that’s what he said, “These are the best brownies in the world.” And he’s not a vegan so that’s why I threw in the “vegan or not” part. Best. Brownies. Ever! Don’t you love it when people eat your food and they say things like that? Makes me want to jump in the air and click my heals together in happiness. But, then again, maybe I’ll just have another brownie instead. So, without further ado, may I present to you Better Than Crack Vegan Brownies!

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I had several taste testers for this recipe, one being my daughter’s boyfriend, Trevor. He’s a thoughtful fellow and when he tried his first bite I was hoping for the same reaction that I received from Bob. Trevor opened his mouth, took a bite, chewed a bit, and then furrowed his eyebrows together.  Uh-oh. That spells trouble in River City!

“So, you don’t like the brownies?” I said to him.
“No, I like them,” he said.
“Oh good. So, why the serious look?”
“Well, I was just wondering. How do you know?”
“How do I know what?”
“How do you know they’re better than crack?”

I stood there a moment, mouth open ready to answer, but no words coming out. I’m sure it came across as a “deer in the headlights look.” If I said that I hadn’t had crack, which is actually the case, then my naming them as such would seem, I don’t know, disingenuous.

Finally, I said, “Well, I did grow up in a small town…”

We laughed and ate more brownies…which, by the way, are seriously good.

The brownie layer of the best ever vegan brownies

They start out just like every other brownie. Nothing to look at here folks, just keep scrolling.

Pouring my delicious chocolate coconut mixture over my better than crack oreo brownies!

And then this happens. What is this exactly? Well, it’s my favorite melted chocolate coconut mixture that spreads like a layer of silk over the brownie layer.

Why do I say thinks like “layer of silk”? It’s not as if we eat silk, right? But it sure sounds yummy when it comes to food.

Vegan Brownies covered with Melted Chocolate Coconut Sauce

Isn’t that a thing of beauty? But, I’m not done yet. Not by a long shot!

That’s because next is coming something near and dear to my heart…peanut butter!

A sweet peanut butter topping is the next layer in these Better Than Crack Vegan Brownies

Seriously, people? I rue the day when peanut butter was invented. I’m certain I’d be a skinnier than a swimsuit model if this stuff wasn’t around.

I blame Jimmy Carter for this. He invented peanut butter. Right?

This delicious peanut butter sauce is spread all across the brownies getting ready for the next layer.

And just in case you were wondering if peanuts were actually involved in this recipe…

Peanuts are added for a little crunch to this vegan brownie experience

The Best Ever Vegan Brownies are built one layer at a time, including chopped peanuts

Mystery solved! There are definitely peanuts in Better Than Crack Brownies. Sheesh! I will sleep better tonight knowing this!

What’s better is this delicious peanut butter sauce topped with peanuts sets the stage for the next layer. You’re not going to believe it when you see it! Hold your hats, because here it comes!

The next layer of deliciousness on these vegan brownies involve Oreo CookiesHoly Cow! No wonder these brownies are so good. Anything that involves peanut butter and Oreos is right up my alley.

Crumbled Oreos make up the next layer on these ultimate vegan brownies.

Shouldn’t this thing be stopping soon? Well, sorry, but this train has left the tracks and it’s just now gathering steam!

A crispy rice cereal layer is added to these brownies as the icing on the cake

The next and final layer is the icing on the cake. Well, actually it’s the topping on a seriously good brownie, but you know what I mean.

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And there you have it, Better Than Crack Vegan Brownies. I don’t typically share this many photos, but you know what we say in Missouri?

The proof is in the pudding. I mean, words are just words. There’s a scientist who once said it even better.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. — Marcello Truzzi

By the way, I’m pretty sure Dr. Truzzi was not thinking of brownies when he made this statement, but I’m quoting him nonetheless.

Better Than Crack Vegan Oreo Brownies

So there you have it, the best vegan brownie in the world…according to Bob and other taste testers in my house…and hopefully you someday soon!

[Note: It’s hard to know where recipes like this originate, but I give credit to the lovely Jessica at How Sweet Eats for her online version of this brownie recipe. I took inspiration from her recipe, including veganizing it.]

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Vegan Better than Crack Brownies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
I'm becoming quite the connoisseur of Vegan Comfort Food and this recipe may be the highlight of my quest to find the best vegan brownie ever.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 671 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
Ingredients
Brownie Base
  • ½ cup dairy-free margarine
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup soy milk or other dairy free
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk
Peanut Butter Swirl
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk soy, almond or your favorite
Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping
Additional Layers:
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts
  • 20 Oreos or smashed between your fingers!, roughly chopped
Instructions
For the Brownie Base:
  1. Heat your oven to 350F. Spray a 9X13 cake pan with a light coating of vegetable spray.
  2. Place the margarine, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Remove and stir. Repeat in 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Add the sugar, vanilla, soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, and corn starch. Stir to combine and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the flour and cocoa. Stir to combine. Pour the dry ingredients into the margarine mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour the Brownie batter into your prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
For the Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk:
  1. Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat in 11 second increments until the chocolate is melted.
For the Peanut Butter Swirl:
  1. Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the soy milk one tablespoon at a time and stir until well combined.
  3. For the Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping
  4. Combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir to combine and then place in the microwave and cook for 1 minutes. Remove and stir. Repeat in 11 second increments until the chocolate is melted.
  5. Add the rice crispy cereal and stir gently until all the cereal is coated.
To Assemble Your Better Than Crack Vegan Brownies:
  1. Make the brownies as directed above.
  2. Once the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool slightly before proceeding.
  3. Pour the Dark Chocolate Silk over the slightly cooled brownies, distributing evenly. You may need a spatula to help you spread this evenly across the brownies.
  4. Next place dollops of the Peanut Butter Swirl over the Chocolate Silk. Use your spatula to spread this as much as possible evenly across the brownies. My goal is to make sure each bite gets some peanut butter goodness in it.
  5. Cover the Peanut Butter swirl with the ½ cup of salted peanuts.
  6. Next, add a layer of the roughly chopped Oreo cookies.
  7. Gently spread the Crisp Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping across the brownies as the final layer. Allow the brownies to set before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Better than Crack Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 671 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 80g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 53g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8.6%
Iron 27.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I would like to say “enjoy” but then I think…how could you not!

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22 Responses to Better Than Crack Vegan Oreo Brownies

  1. Holy CRACK, Marly!!! This would be my dream brownie. . . if I could eat it. 😉 I don’t see the Oreos in the directions, though? I’m sure I’d want them in there, too! 🙂

    • Thanks, Ricki! The recipe has been fixed. I agree – we can’t forget the Oreos!

  2. Oh. Mah. GOODNESS!! I totally want to roll around in these brownies before devouring the entire pan. TMI?

    • Thanks, Kirsten. There’s no TMI when it comes to dessert! 😉

  3. These look fantastic! And I never knew that OREOs were vegan! (Score!)

  4. These brownies look delicious! I will be sharing your recipe with my mother-in-law who is vegan and is always looking for delicious vegan desserts! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Reese’s peanut butter cups contain Milk. Even the dark chocolate ones do. This is pretty basic knowledge. http://www.thehersheycompany.com/brands/reeses-peanut-butter-cups/milk-chocolate.aspx?cat=icon

    • Hi Ben. Thanks for your comment. I agree with you that milk chocolate isn’t included in a typical vegan diet. We don’t include milk chocolate in our diet either. Thanks for your comment!

  6. Omg! These brownies are insane! I can’t wait to try them!

  7. The story about the “how would you know…” question. HILARIOUS!!!

    These look amazing. I bet they are better than crack!

    • Thanks, Samantha! Isn’t it funny how it’s the other people in our lives that really make us stop and think sometimes?

  8. I am determined to wow my friends with this recipe – I’ve never met a brownie I haven’t liked but this one might be my favorite!!!

    • I completely agree. A brownie has to not WANT to be liked, for me not to dig it! 😉 Hope you love this one as much as we did. Send me a pic on Instagram @NamelyMarly. I’d love to see it!

  9. DROOLING! That is all.

  10. Having never actually tried crack, I can’t make a fair comparison. HOWEVER, these do look like they would taste MUCH better than a mojito. OK… Actually these brownies look better than any brownie I’ve EVAH EVAH EVAH seen! I need to make them!

  11. Whoa! These are a-mazing – keep them far…far away from me!! Please!

  12. In case you didnt know…. OREOS ARE NOT VEGAN

    • For those who are not vegan or who are vegan but not aware of this issue, Oreos in Europe do contain trace amounts of whey which makes them technically non-vegan. However, the US version of Oreos do not contain whey and therefore are dairy-free.

  13. Rhonda Bradley

    The oreos are made with palm oil. There are alternatives that are just as good without destroying the rainforest.

  14. Hi these look awesome,my question is will they store long (if I don’t dive in and devour them all the second they’re finished). I have made things with crisped rice in before that have gone soggy and yuck the next day.

    • Hi there Samiad. I actually just made these last Friday and believe it or not, we still have some left-over today so I went WAY out of my way and tried some today just so I could respond accurately to your comment. This is how much I care to get you the best response to your question! 😉 Guess what? The rice crispy part was still crispy, albeit a tad bit chewier than when they were freshly made. However, we have not refrigerated these at all – they’ve been sitting in a covered container the whole week. I think refrigerating them would make all the difference. That said, I think everything is better when it’s fresh! One idea would be to make half a batch. Or only make half of the rice crispy topping – spread it over half of the brownies and when you near completion of the first half, make the remaining rice crispy topping. So many options!! Let me know how it goes!!

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