What do you get when you take red velvet cake mix, Oreo cookies, and white chocolate pudding and blend them all together with cream cheese and -- oh, why not -- even more chocolate bark? A sweet and unexpected treat that even looks sinful -- I mean, have you seen a more devilish and delightful red in your life? Move over, oysters. Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars are the absolute perfect aphrodisiac/you-might-regret-it-in-the-morning-but-who-cares dessert. Pour yourself a flute of champagne and get ready to indulge.

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This gorgeous treat comes to you courtesy of Pizzazzerie, though I'm also a fan of Lilies & Loafers' version, which interestingly substitutes cheesecake pudding for white chocolate pudding. Either way, this is relatively easy to make, but looks like it took a great deal of effort. Which pretty much makes it the perfect dessert. 

Ingredients

1 box red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 package Jell-O instant white chocolate pudding 
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounce package cream cheese
1/2 package (1/2-pound) chocolate bark (CandiQuick) (or about 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips)
Mini chocolate chips for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs, pudding mix, and vegetable oil and mix well until thoroughly combined (2-3 minutes on medium of electric mixer).

Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then spread the red velvet brownie layer into the pan. It will be VERY thick, so use the back of a spoon (or clean hands) to help spread it into all edges of the pan.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (ovens vary so watch closely). Let cool completely before flipping out.

Crush package of Oreos in a food processor (or in a large plastic bag and rolling pin). Melt cream cheese for 15 seconds in a microwave to soften. Stir together crushed Oreos and cream cheese until blended smooth.

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.

Melt chocolate candy bark (or chocolate chips) and pour over top Oreo truffle layer. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips while still warm. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Enjoy and don't be surprised if scores of people fall at your feet after sampling these yummy bars!

 

Image via liliesandloafers.com