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These impossibly delicious Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies are so easy to make with red velvet cake mix. Filled with creamy Oreo truffle filling and topped with rich chocolate ganache & chocolate chips, these brownies are ultimate decadence.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

These four layer cake mix brownies start with a layer of ultra soft red velvet brownies, but are taken to the next level with Oreo truffle filling, then topped with sinfully rich chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips. Total heaven in every bite!!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

These Red Velvet Brownies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or Christmas! Just look how rich and thick and fudgy they are!!

These cake mix brownies seriously could not be easier to make. This is all you need!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Easiest Red Velvet Brownies Made From Cake Mix

The brownie base for these bars starts with a Red Velvet cake mix, but feel free to make your own red velvet brownies from scratch.

Personally I think these cake mix brownies are so insanely good. So dense and rich and fudgy!

To make brownies from a cake mix, add 1/2 cup melted butter to the red velvet cake mix or any cake mix flavor of your choice.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Then addd two eggs…

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

And beat until smooth, thick, and decadent.

Press into the bottom of a well-coated 9×13 baking dish. I like to line my dish with foil to make the bars easier to get out. Try my trick that makes lining a pan with foil SO much easier.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Bake the red velvet brownies at 350 degrees F for 15-18 mins until just set and edges are crackly. You definitely don’t want to overcook these bars! They will fully set up as they cool.

Now, you could totally stop here and you would have delicious, thick, chewy red velvet brownies. So easy!! But we’re going to send these OVER THE TOP with an Oreo Truffle Topping!!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Oreo Truffle Layer for Red Velvet Brownies

Next you’ll need one package of WHOLE Oreos. :)

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Crush them in a ziploc bag or food processor until you have mostly fine crumbs.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Next mix the crumbs with 1/2 cup melted butter until well combined.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Pour them on top of the baked brownies…

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

And gently press down.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Chocolate Ganache Topping for Red Velvet Brownies

Next bring 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to a low boil and pour over 1.5 cups of chocolate chips (that’s approximately one bag). I used milk chocolate chips, but you could use any kind of chocolate chip you like. Even white chocolate! Let the chips sit for 5 minutes then whisk to combine until smooth and thick.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Immediately pour over the Oreo truffle layer. Love love love these insane red velvet brownies!!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

Finally top with 1 bag of mini chocolate chips, then refrigerate for 30-45 mins to let the ganache set up a bit before cutting into bars.  However if you want to dive right in immediately with a spoon, I would never judge.

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

These are seriously the best red velvet brownies I’ve ever had.

If you have someone in your life who loves red velvet cake, you have to make these red velvet brownies for them! They will love you forever!

Red Velvet Brownies — The BEST Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies Ever!!

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Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 12 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These impossibly delicious Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies are so easy to make with red velvet cake mix. Filled with creamy Oreo truffle filling and topped with rich chocolate ganache & chocolate chips, these brownies are ultimate decadence.

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Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz) red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package (about 36) whole Oreos
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 bag (12 oz) mini chocolate chips (about 1.5 cups)
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil and coat with cooking spray. Beat together cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, and 2 eggs until fully combined and smooth. Press into the bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15-18 mins, until just set. Do not overbake.
  2. Crush whole Oreos in a Ziploc bag or food processor into fine crumbs. Stir together with remaining 1/2 cup melted butter and mix well. Pour over baked red velvet brownies and gently press down in an even layer.
  3. Place the milk chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl. Bring the heavy cream to a low boil, then pour over chips. Let sit for 5 minutes, then whisk together until completely smooth and thick. Pour over Oreo layer. Top with mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 30-45 mins to allow chocolate ganache to set up. Cut into bars and serve.

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153 Responses
  1. Angelina

    Hello! I just wanted to reach out for clarification. In one part of the instructions, it say to mix 1 cup of melted butter with the crushed Oreos. When I did that, I had to add almost half of another pack of Oreos and it still wasn’t thickening. Further down in the article, another set of instructions says to mix the crushed Oreos with 1/2 cup of melted butter. Should it have been the 1/2 cup of melted butter I went with? Regardless, it smells amazing and I just may keep them as brownies! But should I try again with the Oreos, I want to make sure I do it correctly. 

  2. Cindy Hernandez

    Hi love your recipe!I have a quick question. If the oven does not work can we microwave the batter? I googled it and they say u can but just want to see if you ever tried it. Thank you

  3. Zach

    Hi, i loved it! Made a few times ??.. but why the red velvet and oreo layers when cut it’s separated. It’s like the layers not well combined. Not attached together.

    1. Amanda

      I haven’t frozen them yet, but I think they would be fine! If you try it, let us know how it turns out!! :)

  4. Travis

    Ok, for one, I made these a couple years ago from a different site and they are pretty tasty. So much in fact I decided to search it again to make for work. A helpful suggestion: when giving step-by-step instructions on how to make it while scrolling down, make sure it matches up with the instructions at the bottom. Scrolling down to the part between the pictures where you say to “Next mix the crumbs with 1 cup melted butter until well combined.” (copy and pasted), well at the bottom of the page with the listed instructions, it says to pour 1/2 cup of meted butter into the Oreo mix. I went with the 1st one. Was wondering went it looked creamier than that picture. Turns out I used a full cup instead of the 1/2 cup. Might want to fix that before someone does the same thing. Should taste pretty rich now! Lol

  5. Aimee

    I’ve made these a couple times and they are AMAZING. However, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to wait until the brownies have cooled completely before I add the Oreo layer. Every time I’ve added the Oreos, the brownies collapse in the middle a bit. They always turn out delicious, but I’m wondering if anyone else has had this problem? Thanks. :)

  6. Amy

    If I make the red velvet brownies from scratch, is the cook time the same for the brownies (15-18 min) or should I go by the cook time in the recipe for the homemade brownies provided (44-48 min)?

  7. Laureen

    Eeeeek! In the top part of the how too it says melt one cup butter over Oreo. The bottom says 1/2. I used a full cup!
    I hope they still come out okay! :(

  8. Marcus

    Made it today.  They are very good. I was concerned that the box cake mix directions didn’t match the recipe but I follwed the recipe. I can’t remembe the last time i used a book mix, but for this recipei I se no need to make the red valvet cake from scratch, with all of the chocolate ganache and chocolate on top and Oreos I think it would be a waste of energy to bake it from scratch. I will save this one.

    1. Marcus

      If you over heated or boiled the cream, it won’t set up…you have to just get it to a start of a bubble or it charges the compound of the cream

    2. REJ

      White chocolate is a lot softer than dark chocolate. If using white chocolate I’d recommend 2:1 ratio of white chocolate to cream. Just my suggestion

  9. Diane Sconyers

    These look amazing and so would a hot Pink mixer with n my kitchen!!  Really need a new mixer sure would love ? to win one!!

  10. Rachel Johnson

    These are so delish however, as a warning, middle of the recipe under the picture where you mix Oreos with melted butter states  1 cup melted butter but this is too much. I think it’s supposed to read as add m the remaining of the cup of melted butter, so a half cup. Can fix with more oreos if you have them, learned the hard way. Otherwise these are so amazing. 

  11. Jenni Nakken

    I would LOVE to win the mixer! I I love baking, but it goes a little slower without a great mixer like this one!
    I’m making these brownies today for my family party, so I will get to taste how delicious they are/look. 

  12. Sandra

    I am in the process of making these and I agree with previous posts – the butter measurement must be off. I had to use an entire second package of crushed oreos to soak up all the additional butter. 1 stick of butter per 1 package of oreos is the correct amount. I’m continuing on with the recipe- wish me luck!

  13. Lindsey Valdiviez

    These are so good and not hard to make! They are delicious and perfect for a party or anything! I 10/10 recommend these brownies!

  14. Tisha

    About to make these now so they will be ready for us to have as dessert after our Valentine’s Day Dinner here at home! Been drooling over these for about a week now! Will let you know how they turn out. ;) Next I will be trying to Peanut Butter no cream cheese pie you have posted! Love your Blog doing an awesome job :)

    BTW: Love the color on the kitchenaid :) haven’t ever seen one that color! Gorgeous!

  15. Vicki Bogia

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious, I will have to make these, and I would love to win the Kitchen Aid mixer, I would really like to own one,to make some incredible desserts.

  16. Jess

    THIS is what they mean by decadence…yummmmm! I have featured this amazing recipe in the Absolute Best Brownie Recipe Roundup over at dreamingofleaving.com! Keep those yummy ideas coming :) xo

  17. Kylie

    These were so good! I had to use a white cake because I could not find red velvet but they were delicious. Everyone loved them and i will definitely be making them again. Thank you for the recipe

  18. Florence Heugh

    I cannot wait to sink my teeth into one or more of these…..it looks devine!!! Would like to win the mixer :) :) :)

  19. MaryLouise

    This looks yummy but how old is this recipe? Red Velvet cake mixes have not weighed 18.25 os. for a couple of years–16.5 oz. now. How would you adjust the recipe to accommodate the smaller mix?

    Thanks

  20. Alyssa

    These brownies are beyond AMAZING! I have made them twice already for two different occasions and everybody RAVES about them! Thank you for such a great recipe!

  21. Mallorie

    So I’m making these as we speak! I just added the butter to the Oreo’s and I have a gooy mess?! It is really runny. I’m not sure what I did wrong! I crushed a whole thing of Oreo’s and melted two sticks of butter. What kid of butter did you use? Any suggestions?

  22. Gerie Fling

    I have not made these but would love to. My mixer broke so I could use a new one and Raspberry is a beautiful color.

  23. GiGi

    I made these and when cut, had a problem with the Oreo crumb layer not staying on top of the red velvet cake. Anyone else have this issue? They were good, but the separation of the Oreo layer was a bit of a disappointment.

    1. Adwa

      Hi Gigi, I had the same problem. I think it’s because the butter measurement is wrong. I don’t think we’re supposed to use 1 cup of butter for the Oreos. I had so much butter coming out of the Oreos I had to soak them up with napkin.

  24. jules f

    Hi, I honestly have to say this is one of the most beautiful brownies I have ever look at! Unbelievably the work of an “Artist” ! Simply V-Day…… I would love to share this with my 82 year old father-in-law who is now my employer I just became his full time caregiver. I have the desire to spread kindness since I was blessed with caring for my parents and sister before they moved on to join the Lord! Wow! What a great brownie can do!!!!

  25. Kerry

    MADE THEM! OMG DELISH!!!!!! I brought them to my daughters day care teachers and to my coworkers. (We may or may not be eating them right now for breakfast!) Thank you for the recipe!

  26. Kerry Howe

    Making these right now! I’ll let you know how they turn out. Only one problem. I ate too many of my Oreos while baking that I had to open up another pack I had set aside for Oreo balls! Oops! Haha

  27. Everygoodthing by Melissa

    Oh my!!! These look amazing!! I have to share this recipe with my fellow sweet tooth friends. Red velvet and Oreos and brownies.. my goodness!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  28. Camila Melody

    WOW! Those brownies look like the most delicious decadent! treat Red Velvet + Chocolately Brownie = HEAVEN!! I wish I could do that for Valentines Day! Thanks for such an amazing opportunity to win a KitchenAid Mixer…that raspberry color tho! I don’t even own a mixer, so I always whip stuff with my whisk, which is easy with melted butter, but not so much when you have to cream butter and powdered sugar! so I cant make all your yummy recipes :( …if I ever would be so lucky to have one I could make every recipe on this blog!!!! :’) Love your recipes and travel pics! I’m following on pinterest, facebook, instagram, and twitter! <3
    ~Camila

  29. MaryLou

    HELP!! I am making these brownies right now. The step by step shows 1.5 cups of butter (1/2 in batter, 1 in oreo mexture). The recipe says 3/4 cup butter, divided. Am I over buttering in the truffle layer using 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter?

  30. destiny

    Oh my heart – I am drooling, over both the brownies and the mixer! I wonder which one I’ll dream about tonight? Thanks for the opportunity to make the brownies and to win the mixer!

  31. Kelly E.

    These look so delicious! I LOVE the color of this mixer…and so would my sister who I would give it to if I won. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  32. Karen B.

    Today is a freezing snow covered day in Pa. This delicious,cool raspberry mixer reminds me of the vibrant colors of spring and summer to come (hopefully sooner than the groundhog predicted)!

  33. Lynne

    These brownies look so good, we want to try tomorrow! That is a good question from GiGi about the butter – please check the amounts! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  34. GiGi

    Question about the Butter…the recipe says ‘3/4 cup butter’ divided. But the caption under the photos uses 1/2 cup melted butter in the cake mix and 1 cup of melted butter in the crushed Oreos. Which is correct?

  35. Angie T

    Definitely will be making these on Vacation with my family and best friend at the end of this month! I have had this dream mixer on my wishlist for a while now. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  36. Cadan Giacumakis

    I’ll admit I first found you via ‘fonts for peas’ (I’m kinda a crazy font gal). Then I realized there were so many avenues you explore, that were also avenues I enjoyed. I look forward to your posts! Thanks Amanda, for your dedication and many talents! The kiddos and I will be trying this recipe for Valentines and beyond ;)

  37. Meghan @ Freezer Friendly Moms

    I’m usually not one for red velvet but these look AMAZING! Can’t wait to try them and adapt them for them the freezer because who wouldn’t want to always have one of these brownies at the ready?

  38. Becky

    <<<<>>>>these look fabulous. I will definitely b fixing these for val day if I can get out to buy all the ingredients. That is one wicked mixer….of course the color is one of my favorite. Thanks for giving us the chance to win it. ((Hugs))

  39. Rita

    Oh my…chocolate what else can be said…pure heaven…possibilities are endless…could even go partially blonde on these with the vanilla oreos & white chocolate chips. I hope I win a beautiful mixer like this !!

  40. Diane Eck

    I can’t wait to try these brownies! I have a wonderful friend that will be celebrating her anniversary later this month and she would absolutely LOVE these! Thanks for giving away a beautiful mixer too!

  41. Leslie Kiley

    I am green with envy over your beautiful oven! or ovens! I would love to have that in my kitchen as well as a kitchenaid! My kitchen is big but not too well appointed! I can’t wait to try your brownie recipe! If looks very special and would make my loved ones very happy!

  42. Janet

    The brownies sound wonderful! Can’t wait to try them. My current KitchenAid is 15 years old. Think it is time for a new hot pink one!

  43. Susan

    Winning this Raspberry KitchenAid 5-Qt. mixer would be so totally, super, ah-mazing as would making the Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownies in it. That clear glass bowl rocks! Thanks for such an absolutely cool giveaway, Amanda!

  44. Debora Sanchez

    I would totally die if I win this mixer! This recipe is so delicious looking and I will be doing it for my potluck at work and my honey of course!

  45. Joan

    The color of the mixer is so awesome and beautiful. Just perfect for Valentines’s Day. Can’t wait to try your brownie recipe.

  46. Melinda

    I would LOVE to win this mixer! It’s my favorite color! I would whip up a batch of these amazing looking red velvet oreo brownies, for sure!

  47. Doris

    Oh my! The brownies look fantastic!

    The mixer is beautiful! The most georgeous color ever!

    Would be a dream come true to win this beauty Kitchen Aid!

  48. Jan

    Well I do not have a blog or website, but you come up with some amazing recipes and this happens to be one of them! The raspberry colored mixer is supreme, I would love to be the winner of this.

  49. Chris L.

    These brownies look delish…perfect for Valentine’s Day. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks for sharing your recipe and the chance to win a new KitchenAid mixer…love the color!

  50. PattiNC

    What a great looking recipe for Valentine’s Day!!! So making these!!!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a new KitchenAid mixer!!!

  51. Lena Paul

    I have been overseas for several years and have just repatriated and now I am excited to back into the baking/cooking scene. I saw this recipe and will save it. I will give it a try as soon as I find a home, a car and get settled into my new life here. Hope I win the mixer for my new home.
    Thanks for the recipes! Lena

  52. ColleenB. ~ Texas

    OMG. These look absolutely Amazing. Oh, how I wish you could pass one through the monitor screen
    Thanks for the recipe and for this giveaway opportunity.
    The Raspberry color mixer is so very pretty.
    Have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend.

  53. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Amanda you out-did yourself! These are stunning, so many layers, flavors, and amazing things going on in every bite! Whoa…want.one.now.!! Pinned of course!

    1. Laura ~Raise Your Garden

      If I win this Raspberry Ice mixer, I will literally pee my pants with excitement. I always enter these mixer contests……especially on the Pioneer Woman, but loose there. I did win $100 on a blog the other day though, so you never know! Contests online are real =)

      These brownies look like the best I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous. Stunning visual appeal. And I love your kitchen and like I said before, you’re closets, they are awesome. Well done!

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