Friday, February 24, 2012

Tagalong Brownie Pie

I'm so happy to tell you that I finally completed something I got from Pinterest!  This recipe caught my eye for 2 reasons: 1) because Tagalongs are my hubby's favorite of the Girl Scout cookies, and 2) he normally doesn't like pie so I thought a brownie pie with his favorite cookies in it might appeal to him.


The original recipe calls for a graham cracker crust, but neither he or I really care for those so I decided to use peanut butter Oreos (these are like kryptonite to me!) for the crust instead.


I knew this would be a fairly easy recipe to make so I had my 4 year old help me for the "cooking" section of her school time (We're doing her pre-school at home).  She loved crushing the Oreos with her little rolling pin.

Next we added a stick of melted butter.  
(I think I could have cut back on this amount, the butter taste was a little too strong in the end.)


Then we pressed our mixture into a buttered pie dish.


We mixed up the brownie batter according to the package directions and added a layer of it to the bottom of our crust.


Next up, we added a layer of Tagalongs.


Then the rest of the brownie batter went on top.


Into the oven for about 50 minutes (followed the baking time for an 8x8 pan, plus a few minutes).  

Piping hot out of the oven!


Verdict?

Me: It was good, but not spectacular.  I guess I'm too much of a brownie purist.  I don't like anything in or on my brownies.  No nuts in them and no frosting on top either.  Just give me a plain ol' chewy fudgy brownie.  I found myself wishing there were more bites of plain brownie without the crunchiness of the crust on the outside and the cookies on the inside.  I'd rather just have my kryptonite by itself too.  Perfection is as good as it gets, you can't improve on that.  : )

Hubby: Ditto

So...if you're a brownie purist like me and Hubs, don't waste your time on this recipe.  Just make you a pan of plain ol' heavenly brownies and you'll be much happier.  But, if you like a little crunch, and you like things added to your brownies then this is probably right up your alley.

Now I'm off to eat a slice.
  Hey, I said it wasn't spectacular, I didn't say it wasn't edible.

**Update** - the day after this was made it tasted much better to me.  The Oreos had softened up and the "crunch" had worn off and I enjoyed it much more than that first day it was made.

                                             

2 comments:

  1. Looks good to me! How about a taste? lol. Hugs

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  2. Funny thing about brownies....I HATE making them (I usually over it under bake them)! But I LOVE eating them!

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