Vegan Oreo Brownies

This Vegan Oreo Brownies recipe, otherwise known as better than crack brownies, is one of the most indulgent and delicious recipes! Imagine a brownie base topped with peanut butter swirls, Oreos, and chocolate rice crispy treats. It’s definitely a show stopper.

Two vegan brownies stacked, with more behind them.

I’m about to share with you the world’s best vegan oreo 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 heels 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 Oreo Brownies!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Combining butter with peanut butter infuses the brownie base with moisture, creating the perfect foundation for this layered dessert
  • Adding a silky chocolate sauce with rice crispies cereal creates a delicious and crunchy chocolate layer
  • Using chopped Oreo cookies throughout the topping infuses these dessert bars with that undeniable cookie flavor, making these treats a go-to favorite!

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Vegan butter — You can use Earth Balance buttery sticks, Miyoko’s, or homemade vegan butter. You can also substitute refined or unrefined coconut oil.
  • Peanut butter — I recommend using creamy peanut butter, not the natural kind that has to be stirred.
  • Chocolate chips — Use my guide to find the best vegan chocolate chips.
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Plant-based milk
  • Vinegar — I used apple cider vinegar, but you can substitute white vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Cornstarch
  • Flour — I used all-purpose flour or you can substitute whole wheat pastry flour or even gluten-free flour.
  • Cocoa — You’ll need some unsweetened natural cocoa powder.
  • Coconut oil — Use refined coconut oil for a more neutral flavor or unrefined for more coconut flavor.
  • Powdered sugar
  • Rice crispies cereal — You can use the big brand or buy the store brand version of this cereal.
  • Salted peanuts — This is optional, but adds a great crunchy touch.
  • Oreos — You’ll need 20 Oreo cookies or chocolate sandwich cookies. You can even use Homemade Oreo Cookies.

How to Make Oreo Brownies

It’s easy to make Oreo Brownies! It involves a couple of instructions but, believe me, it’s going to be worth it!

  1. Heat the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips until melted.
  2. Stir in the sugar, vanilla, soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, and cornstarch.
  3. Mix the flour and the cocoa together and stir it into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into a prepared baking pan and bake
  5. Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil together until melted.
  6. Stir together the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
  7. Add milk one tablespoon at a time and stir until well combined.
  8. Make chocolate rice crispies by melting chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil together.
  9. Add the rice crispy cereal and stir gently until all the cereal is coated.
  10. Pour the silky dark chocolate mixture over slightly cooled brownies.
  11. Spread the Peanut Butter Swirl over the chocolate layer and top with salted peanuts.
  12. Add a layer of the chopped Oreos.
  13. Gently spread and press the chocolate rice crispy mixture across the brownies as the final layer.
  14. Allow the brownies to set before slicing and serving.

You can see there are a few steps involved. Here are more detailed step-by-step instructions, including photos.

Step One: Make the Brownie Base

So we start with the brownie base.

  1. First, heat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 cake pan with a light coating of vegetable spray.
  2. Heat the vegan butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in one-minute increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  3. Add the sugar, vanilla, soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, and cornstarch. Stir to combine and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl stir together the flour and cocoa powder. Pour this flour mixture into the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Pour the brownie batter into a prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
The brownie layer in a baking dish, sitting on a counter.

Step Two: Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk

For the Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk layer, combine 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. Set this aside.

Step Three: Peanut Butter Swirl

Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine. Add milk one tablespoon at a time and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Step Four: Crispy Chocolate Rice Crispy Topping

For the Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping, 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 minute. Remove and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is melted. Add the rice crispy cereal and stir gently until all the cereal is coated. Set aside.

Step Five: Assembling the Brownies

  1. Remove the brownies from the oven and set them aside to cool slightly before proceeding.
  2. Pour the Dark Chocolate Silk over the slightly cooled brownies.
    A pyrex measuring cup is full of chocolate sauce that is being poured over a pan of brownies.
  3. Use a spatula to spread the chocolate evenly across the brownies.
    Vegan Brownies covered with Melted Chocolate Coconut Sauce
  4. Place dollops of the Peanut Butter Swirl over the chocolate layer.
    A spoon is being used to drop dollops of peanut butter sauce over brownies in a pan.
  5. Use a spatula to spread it evenly across the brownies.
    A peanut butter sauce has been spread over brownies in a pan.
  6. Sprinkle salted peanuts over the top.
    A hand holds peanuts, distributing them over a pan full of layered brownies.
  7. Sprinkle the roughly chopped Oreo cookies on top.
    Crumbled Oreo cookies have been spread over a pan full of brownies.
  8. Gently spread the crispy chocolate mixture across the brownies as the final layer.
    A hand holds a spoon full of chocolate rice crispy mixture hovering over a pan of layered brownies.
  9. Allow the brownies to set before slicing and serving.

Storage Tips

Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days or in the fridge for up to 10 days. They can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Holy Cow! No wonder these brownies are so good. Anything that involves peanut butter and Oreos is right up my alley.

A row of layered brownies sits on a serving dish. There are bits of peanut butter and Oreo cookies showing through the layers.

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A stack of brownies shoes peanut butter, Oreo chunks, and a chocolate topping.

Vegan Oreo Brownies

These vegan Oreo brownies feature layers of vegan brownies topped with crushed Oreos, peanut butter, and chocolate rice crispies.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

Brownie Base

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup dairy-free 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:

  • Heat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 cake pan with a light coating of vegetable spray.
  • Place the vegan butter, 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.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, soy milk, apple cider vinegar, flax meal, and corn starch. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cocoa. Stir to combine. Pour the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the brownie batter into your prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

For the Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk:

  • 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:

  • Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the soy milk one tablespoon at a time and stir until well combined.

For the Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

  • 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 minute. Remove and stir. Repeat in 11-second increments until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add the rice crispy cereal and stir gently until all the cereal is coated.

To Assemble Your Better Than Crack Vegan Brownies:

  • Make the brownies as directed above.
  • Once the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool slightly before proceeding.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover the Peanut Butter swirl with the ½ cup of salted peanuts.
  • Next, add a layer of the roughly chopped Oreo cookies.
  • Gently spread the Crisp Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping across the brownies as the final layer. Allow the brownies to set before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Oreo Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

24 Responses to Vegan Oreo Brownies

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRicki Reply

    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! 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

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

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKirsten/ComfortablyDomestic Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

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

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMartha@A Family Feast Reply

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

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled Reply

    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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBen Reply

    Reese’s peanut butter cups contain Milk. Even the dark chocolate ones do.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKim (Feed Me, Seymour) Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Kim. I hope you like them as much as we have!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlysamantha Reply

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

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

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

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLisa Daria Kennedy Reply

    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!!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNicole @ Fitful Focus Reply

    DROOLING! That is all.

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAngela {Mind Over Batter} Reply

    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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyColleen (Souffle Bombay) Reply

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

  12. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShia Reply

    In case you didnt know…. OREOS ARE NOT VEGAN

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRhonda Bradley Reply

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

  14. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlysamiad Reply

    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.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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!!

  15. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky Reply

    I finally got to make these vegan oreo brownies this past weekend and it was such a hit!! This looks amazing! Can i post it on my blog?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Jill! Thanks and I’m so glad you liked this recipe. It’s definitely a rich indulgence! Feel free to post the photo along with the link to this page for the recipe. Thanks!

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