Mint Oreo Brownies with Mint Oreo Creme Buttercream

From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner

1 Fudge Brownie Mix (I prefer Betty Crocker)

Ingredients called for on the brownie mix

8 Mint Oreos, roughly chopped

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mint Oreo Creme Buttercream

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

pinch of salt

8 mint creme fillings from Oreos, save the cookies for garnish

3 c. powdered sugar

1-2 Tbl. milk, if needed

a few drops green food coloring, opt.

1/8 tsp. almond extract, opt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare brownie mix according to package directions with the addition of vanilla extract.  Gently fold in chopped Oreos.  Pour into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.  Spread out evenly.  Bake according to package directions.  I bake mine for 23 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  Top with buttercream and crushed cookies.  

For the buttercream:  Add butter, salt and the creme filling from 8 Oreos (reserve cookies for garnish) to a medium mixing bowl.  Mix until smooth.  Mix in one cup of powdered sugar at a time, adding milk as you go, if needed until desired consistency is reached.  Last, mix in a few drops of green food coloring and almond extract and mix until smooth and creamy.  Spread over cooled brownies.  Crush reserved Oreo cookies and sprinkle over top of brownies, for garnish.  Cut and serve.