Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

I am declaring today a party day!!  Any excuse to eat some more chocolate right?  This past weekend and the last few days have been just a little stressful for me!  Nothing super important, just computer things that make my eyes glaze over.  All this coding and blog moving and learning has taken a toll on my brain!!!  I am now officially all moved over to WordPress…what do you think of the new site?  Mad props to my blog designer for totally making my blog say, Hello, I’m Jocelyn:-)  I absolutely love it!!!  She is incredible, and I can’t sing her praises enough.  Do you need design work done?  Totally contact her!

I am slowly working my way around WordPress…I have figured out enough stuff to get a post up obviously.  Do not ask me anything else though, because I am so lost at the moment:-)  I am told after a few weeks, I’ll be a pro!  Somehow I am doubting that, since I’m quite the computer challenged person!  But I’m up for learning it.  Thank goodness for Dorothy holding my hand and walking me through stuff step by step as I wrote this post.

I have the best blog friends!!!  It made me feel so loved to get emails and FB posts wondering where I was.  You guys made my day yesterday…seriously!  My brain was on overload…ok, it still is…so I just had to take my time getting back into it, but I think I am ready to jump in and start learning!!!

It is a good thing I keep things like Oreos, brownies, coffee, and a big tub of Cool Whip on hand at all times to help get me through blog stress!!!  Take a look at this brownie would you?  You can see why this had to made and eaten while working on the blog move stuff?

LOL!  I laugh because really I didn’t do much of anything with the move, except find all my log-ins and passwords to sites she needed.  Oh yeah, and label 500 posts because I was kind of a dork and didn’t do that for each one when I posted them.  Lesson learned on that one!  In my head that sure sounded like a whole lot more work.  Anything to make myself feel better about chowing down on a few of these each day!!

Ok, I realized something things this weekend when I was going through all my old posts.  (Things like always add labels or categories so you don’t have to do 500 at once.)  First of all I realized that some of my old pictures are a hoot!  Note to all you newbies…stick with it and always be learning.  It is fun to look back and see how much you have grown after a few years.  Second thing I realized was that this week marks 4 years of blogging!!!  4 YEARS!  Can you believe that???  I can’t believe that it has been that long since my very first post that no one, probably not even my family was reading:-)

So, I wanted to do something to celebrate.  Now mind you I just remembered like a day ago, so this is just something small but fun to celebrate with you.

I contacted Candiquik and they are donating 4 pounds of chocolate to our winner!  2 pounds of vanilla and 2 pounds of chocolate…just in time for holiday candies and popcorn:-)

And to get you started with the chocolate, I stopped at JoAnn’s and picked up 2 of their fun Halloween molds.  But that’s not all…I found some cute little caldrons to fill with candy.  And some orange marshmallow peeps…love that we can eat these at every holiday.  And a $20 Starbucks card to satisfy the caffeine monster in you:-)

But that’s still not all…

my good blog friend Kara, from Mine For the Making, is also creating a fun Halloween sign for the winner!    You also need to head over and check out the cuteness that is her Etsy Shop!!!  She is always working on something adorable!

 This giveaway ends Oct 27th and is open to US residents only.  Sorry!

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Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

Coffee Cheesecake Oreo Brownies

Ingredients

1 box brownie mix (9x13 size)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 egg
4 tsp. coffee extract
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. miniature chocolate chips
24 Halloween Oreos
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip

Instructions

  1. Mix the brownies according to the 2 egg directions on the box. Spread 1/2 of the batter in a greased 9×13 pan. Cover the brownie batter with Oreos side by side. Cover the Oreos with the rest of the brownie batter. Set aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and cornstarch until fluffy. Beat in milk, flour, egg, and coffee extract until smooth. Spoon cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter. Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely. Refrigerate. Top with Cool Whip before serving. (Mini chocolate chips can be used for eyes)
  3. Note: You can use regular Oreos in place of the colored ones. Also if you don't like coffee, substitute 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
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Comments

  1. Cindy Viehdorfer says

    My son and niece dressed up as Little Bo Peep and her sheep. My son was the sheep I glued little cotton balls all over his insulated shirt and pants. Never thinking how stiff they would get. By the end of the parade I had to cut him out of the costume, but they did win first prize.

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  3. says

    Yay! I’m glad you got it up. SO sorry I fell alseep on you last night. :) I love your new site and I LOVE THESE BROWNIES. Holy cow Jocelyn, you need to come to my house and make treats. My fav costume as a kid was when I was a round table pizza. We had it for dinner, so they just wrapped me in the styrafoam circles it came in and stuck some paper pepperoni on my hat.
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  4. says

    Your site is beautiful, Jocelyn! I love that you kept the zebra print in here–totally you :) and these bars look fantastic! All the typical Jocelyn elements in one delicious bar! My fave Halloween costume growing up was Ginger Spice. I was obsessed with the Spice Girls, and it was so fun to pretend to be her for a night haha.
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  5. Veronica says

    These look amazing! Hope transition is going well to WordPress! The site looks amazing :) my favorite costume was a witch! I think I dressed up as one 4 years in a row… I must of had some insite into my adult self!! Haha jk!

  6. Shelly says

    My Grandma used to make my Halloween costumes when I was a child, and my favorite had to be my 50′s poodle skirt! It was adorable and I’m pretty sure it’s still floating around at my mom’s house!

  7. Caroline says

    Yumm, those brownies look delicious! I can’t remember a favorite costume but we did a lot of make you own or borrow from someone else. I remember recycling a dance recital outfit into a clown costume…which tells you how strange the dance recital must have been!

  8. Maggie Keen says

    The new site looks fantastic, congrats! My favorite childhood costume was when I was 8 and my mom made me a lifesaver candy!

  9. says

    My favorite Halloween costume growing up was this famles alien. She was supposed to be a pretty alien not scary and she was blue not green. But what I liked about it my aunt had a pain of blue patton leather pumps that she let me wear (I am just realizing…we her feet super tiny or did I have clown feet??) and I felt really grown up.

  10. Donna Ingalls says

    My favorite costume was about 50 years ago! I still remember it plus my mom made it for me. It was a purple poodle that I also used in a dance recital. What great memories of that costume I have.

  11. says

    I’ve been using WordPress for a year and I still have no clue what I’m doing–I’ll be asking you for help soon! But I LOVE your new site! And these cheesecake bars–so crazy cute. Hmmm, as for a costume, I guess I’d have to say the year I went as a girl from the 50′s in a poodle skirt (during my “Grease” phase).
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    • Jocelyn says

      I don’t recommend asking me for much help. LOL I am very computer challenged, especially moving from one program to another.

  12. says

    Hey Jocelyn!
    I’m a new comer to your blog and started drooling the moment I saw your home page! You have such a talent. These treats are (almost) to pretty to eat…if they didn’t look so darn scrumptious! I love to bake and to cook, so I’m excited to stay tuned to see what you dream up.
    Thanks for sharing with all of us!
    Erin
    PS. I can totally relate to your list making “then lose it when you get to the store” that I saw in your about me section. I do the same thing (except that I’ve usually set my list down in the produce section while scoping the perfect apple)
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    • Jocelyn says

      I am so excited to have you here too! Your comment made me smile. Thank you so much!!! And I have put my list down in the store and had to backtrack:-)

  13. says

    Fave costume – being a pink fairy princess every year for like 4 in a row as a little girl :)

    Love your new site, btw. It’s just gorgeous, Jocelyn! You’ve gotta just be loving it!

    And GREAT looking Oreos stuffed into the brownies!

  14. Rachel J says

    My favorite halloween costume was being a pumpkin! It was a big felt organge top that I wore with green leggings. It was so comfy and warm!

  15. says

    I thought those were awesome until I saw that they were coffee, cheesecake, oreo, brownie. That should be illegal! I would love if you would share this on Super Sweet Sunday at swtboutique.blogspot.com
    Have a great weekend,
    Steph
    -I wish I had some to eat right now :)
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    • Jocelyn says

      Thank you Cheryl. I am slowly learning the ropes here on WP…not as scary once you know what you are doing. Thank you so much for the feature!

    • Jocelyn says

      There is something about those ghosts that gets me every time too!!! I hope you enjoy them if you decide to make them this year!!!

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