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!

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!

So we start with the brownie base. First, heat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 cake pan with a light coating of vegetable spray.

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.

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 margarine mixture. Stir to combine.

Pour the Brownie batter into your prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk

For the Dark Chocolate Coconut Silk, just 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.

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.

Assembling the 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.

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 in a baking dish, sitting on a counter.

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

A pyrex dish full of melted chocolate is pouring over brownies in a baking dish.

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 in a baking dish covered with Melted Chocolate 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 spatula is dropping spoonfuls of peanut butter over the melted chocolate layer.

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?

The peanut butter layer has been spread out across the melted chocolate.

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

A hand reaches in to drop peanuts over the peanut butter layer.

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!

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

Crumbled Oreos are distributed over the peanut butter layer.

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

A hand holds a spoon full of crispy rice chocolate cereal to add it as the final layer over the crumbled Oreos layer.

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.

A row of brownies in a serving dish.

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Vegan Oreo Brownies

These vegan Oreo brownies feature layers of vegan brownies topped with crushed Oreos, peanut butter, and chocolate rice crispies.
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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 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.
  • 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 margarine 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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