Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!

UPDATE: A few commenters were having trouble with the red velvet layer crumbling and not being able to support the heavy chocolate layers so I reworked that layer and the recipe below is updated. 

Alright guys. This recipe will have you in your stretchy leggings in no time flat, but it’s all worth it. They are a layer of red velvet brownies (I could stop here and be satisfied but what’s the fun in that) with an Oreo truffle layer (I know, the inside of Oreo truffles..) topped with chocolate and mini chocolate chips. Yes, Oreo truffle! As in, the filling in addictive Oreo truffles spread out across red velvet brownies. Sinful. Sultry. Perfect.

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars Decadent, huh?

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

Ok ok, one more until we get to the recipe and details.

Decadent red velvet oreo truffle brownie bars!

Now, if you’re against cake mixes then substitute this fully homemade version of red velvet brownies from Southern Living. Up to you! Cake mixes make my chaotic life easier so I used them there.

Here are the main items needed for these decadent little bars of heaven…full printable + save-able recipe at the end of the post!

How to make Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines box Red Velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package Jell-O insant white chocolate pudding (3.3 ounces)
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/2 package (1/2lb) chocolate bark (CandiQuick) (or about 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips)
  • mini chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, pudding mix, vegetable oil and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).
  2. Spray a 9x13 with nonstick cooking spray. I like the baking variety that has flour in it. Then spread the red velvet brownie layer into the pan. It will be VERY thick, use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to help spread it into all edges of the pan.
  3. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (ovens vary so watch closely). Let cool completely before flipping out.
  4. Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin).
  5. Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften.
  6. Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.
  7. Carefully spread out Oreo truffle mixture on top of baked red velvet brownies. Use your hands to help press it down instead of spreading to avoid tearing the brownies.
  8. Melt chocolate candy bark (or chocolate chips) and pour over top Oreo truffle layer.
  9. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips while still warm.
  10. Let cool competely before cutting into squares.
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Comments

  1. 92
    Laurie Gibbs says:

    Silly question….what is the purpose of “flipping it” into another pan? Can I add all of the layers in the one pan and cut them into squares at the end?

    • 93

      Yeah…I was wondering the same thing! Also, the cake mix wasn’t dry for me at all. In fact, it was really moist …maybe too moist. I’m not sure if I should have left it in the oven for longer? I baked the cake mix for about 23-25 minutes and let cool.

      • 94

        Hi Laurie + Chelsea! You don’t have to flip it out, I just found it easier to spread it on there (and I let the chocolate melt over the sides) and cut into squares, but you can absolutely leave it in your baking pan.

  2. 95

    I was reading the comments on the “crumbling” of the cake portion of this recipe and I have a suggestion though I haven’t tried this recipe yet but have tried the one I’m about to suggest. I often make Lemon Creamcheese Bars and use a lemon cake mix for the base just as in the Red Velvet recipe. The only ingredients in it are the cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick melted butter/margarine. Mix together and press into the 13×9 pan. I have a cream cheese mixture on top when I bake it at 325 for 35-45 minutes, depending on your oven so you would need to check for over cooking. You will probably have to just use your judgment when cooking just the base alone. I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t work with the Red Velvet as well as it does with the Lemon. I have never had any problem with crumbling. As I said I haven’t tried it with the Red Velvet so my apologies if it doesn’t work.

    • 96

      Great tip Donna! I wonder if this work since there isn’t a cream cheese layer? Worth a try though, great tips! I feel like the recrafted recipe listed above is great (I’ve had some testers make it with no problems) but love your ideas too! Sounds delish!

  3. 98

    I have a question??? When I blend the cream cheese and Oreos together do I do that in the processor or just in a bowl? This recipe is on for valentines dessert!!!

    • 99

      Hi Letty – I soften the cream cheese (or let it sit out of the fridge just a little bit so it’s not ice cold) and then I use a spoon and stir it together in a bowl. Just takes a few minutes.

  4. 100

    I made this last night and it turned out amazing! I set it in the fridge after a while and it got really hard and kept my brownie layer from falling apart.

  5. 101

    How much brownie does this recipe make?

  6. 103

    Thank you for the recrafted recipe. I tried it again and it was perfect. I made it for my son-in-law’s birthday since he likes red velvet cake. It was a big success!

  7. 105

    Can’t wait to try these! They look absolutely delish!

  8. 106

    Just wonder if they can be baked in a glass pan?

  9. 108

    I can’t seem to find the white chocolate pudding mix anywhere! I have searched 4 different food stores and nothing. Any suggestion on what I can use in place?

    • 109
      Laurie Gibbs says:

      I think I am going to try regular chocolate pudding and white chocolate almond bark (since it’s what I have on hand). I think it will work out ok since I am still having a white color and a dark color. I guess we’ll see on Wednesday night! Thanks for all of the suggestions!

  10. 110

    Oh good god. Just made and topped with Hershey’s chocolate frosting instead of melted chocolate. SO GOOD.

  11. 111

    Do I take the centers out of the oreos or do I use them also?

  12. 113

    i cannot find white chocolate pudding mix anywhere!! what are some things i can substitute

  13. 114

    I’m on my way to get the ingredients! If it turns out good I am going to make another batch for my son in college… wish me luck!

  14. 115

    Instant pudding or regular? What size package?

  15. 116

    @Corey,

    Find a local Wallymart. They carry the white chocolate pudding mix. If you cant find it; just leave it out of your recipe. I’m sure it should be just as good. Oh an if you absolutely need the white chocolate pudding – just add a box of chocolate pudding mix and add a white chocolate flavor or extract. (Omitting the same amount of liquid that the recipe calls for). Also, these were decadent. Thanks for the recipe. :)

  16. 117

    Do you make the pudding and put it in the cake mix or do you just mix the powder in?

  17. 119

    These look soo good. I am planning on making them for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day. I have two questions thiugh…

    - I am having trouble finding the white chocolate pudding mix. Could I use regular vanilla or chocolate instead? Which would be better?

    -I am also having trouble finding the regular Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix. The only box I found is Duncan Hines but its the “decadent red velvet cupcake box” and it comes with frosting. I was thinking I could just use the cake mix but I don’t know if that will mess up the recipe. It is a 19.4 oz box. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    • 120

      Hi Christine! I haven’t tried it with another flavor of pudding mix so I’m guessing here but I’d go with chocolate (it just might make the red velvet layer not as vibrantly red but that’s ok).

      I’ve never had trouble finding the Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix and so I’ve never made it with the other kind but it’s worth a try? I hope it works out!

  18. 121

    in terms of ounces, what size pudding mix box are you supposed to get?

  19. 122

    I couldn’t find mint chocolate chips so instead, I used regular chocolate chips and mint Oreos- delicious!

  20. 123

    Made these tonight- surprisingly easy! I thought they’d be more labo intensive but I didn’t have a single issue! I couldn’t believ how moist the red velvet brownies were either! I was told they are the best dessert I’ve ever made! Thanks so much for a great recipe! They look gorgeous too!! Perfection!

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