There is a lot of talk in blogland about Oreo Brownies right now, especially using the Oreos with the seasonal orange filling. Basically, you bake the oreo in a brownie batter. But my favorite candy is the Reese's Peanut Butter cup, so I decided to try this concept with them. Using a prepared Ghirardelli Brownie mix, mixed according to directions, I layered the following in a parchment lined 9 by 9 inch baking pan. First I pressed a roll of Pillsbury Peanut Butter cookie dough in the bottom of the pan. Next I layered a bag of Pepperidge Farm toffee chip and pecan cookies and then topped them with the peanut butter cups. Finally you pour the brownie mix over the top and bake according to the package directions. I lined the pan with parchment paper so they would come out easily. Let them cool completely before cutting into squares. If you look closely at the brownie, you can see the pecan toffee layer and the peanut butter cup. But they soak up the batter and become a soft gooey center of the brownie. I warmed them a little in the microwave to re-energize that chocolate gooey-ness and topped them with salted caramel ice cream. Heaven on a plate! Now I have to give them away, so that I don't eat them all. Help me please!
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