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Thick fudgey chocolate chunk dairy free brownies with Oreos!

Dairy free brownies

So recently my friend started a dairy free diet, and I’ve had to do one for a little bit as well. I was basically testing to see if I have an intolerance as I’m aaaaalways poorly and have never known the cause, BUT yayayay its not dairy for me. I don’t know if I could live without cheese, or you know… all of the chocolates I eat ever. However, my friend is still sticking strong with it. Therefore, I want to make her a delicious tasty treat to make her realise that you can still have insanely delicious treats that are dairy free!

I’ve eaten a good few dairy free things over the past few weeks, and my god they are expensive. Some things, are naturally dairy free such as Oreos, to thats perfect. I love them. But if you go to the dairy free part of a supermarket, they can be SO PRICEY. Like wow. I realise its because if they are mass producing products, they tend to use different ingredients which makes it more expensive, but its also because eating free-from products is on the rise. I find it a shame, but it happens. Therefore, making stuff at home is IDEAL.


One of the most amazing things about dark chocolate, is that ~most~ of them are dairy free naturally. The darker the chocolate, the higher the chance of them being dairy free. Some brands however sell flavoured dark chocolates, and they can therefore then contain dairy, but most don’t. When I was being dairy free, I was LOVING Green & Blacks chocolates, and Hotel Chocolat chocolate, but to be strict I avoided Lindt as the ones I saw still contained some form of milk.

Because my brownie recipes have a base of dark chocolate, that part was easy. Just use dark chocolate that definitely doesn’t have dairy in. Then, swapping the butter I usually use for a dairy free spread literally worked so perfectly. The mixture I would say is slightly thinner, but it didn’t matter luckily! Then the rest of my ingredients were naturally dairy free as well. Using dark chocolate chunks, and then some Oreos for a bit more fun, we are onnnnnnn for some dairy free brownies! Yum.

Tips and tricks!

Literally they follow the same process as all my other brownies such as my Toblerone brownies and Terry’s chocolate orange brownies, and its perfect. I love being able to make something for people who often miss out, and so easily! And the best thing is, you can easily make them gluten free as well. Simple swap the flour for a gluten free alternative, ( I ALWAYS recommend Doves Farm brand), make sure the cocoa powder and such is also gluten free, and use more chocolate chunks instead of the oreos, and you have a doubly free-from treat.

I can’t explain how delicious fudgey and perfect, and how HEAVENLY these were. To be honest, you can’t tell the difference! Honestly, you can’t! It’s amazing. They are gooey, and so undeniably chocolatey and I just want to bake more. Best news of all was that my friend LOVED them, so thats all I wanted. If you know anyone who is dairy free, try these out for them and I hope you enjoy! x

‘May contain milk’ warning

Please be aware that Oreos and dark chocolate “MAY contain milk” or other dairy ingredients due to cross contamination at factories for example. The ingredients list itself however for the products I used, such as the Oreos, are dairy free. Please check whatever ingredients you pick up thoroughly if you have a severe allergy.

Dairy Free Brownies!

Thick fudgey chocolate chunk dairy free brownies with Oreos!
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Category: Dessert
Type: Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 Pieces
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 200 g dairy free spread (I used Vitalite)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 150 g dark chocolate chunks
  • 150 g Oreos (chopped)


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line a 9" square tin with baking parchment. 
  • In a heatproof bowl, add your 200g of dark chocolate, and the 200g dairy free spread. Melt in the microwave, or on a double boiler. Mine took 90 seconds to melt, in 30 second bursts. Cool for a few minutes.
  • In a large bowl, or a stand mixer bowl, add the eggs and the caster sugar. Whisk together for about 3-5 minutes. You want it to thicken, get paler, and become mousse like. It will make a trail that lasts a couple of seconds when you lie the whisk out of the mix.
  • Once the egg/sugar mix has been whisked, fold in the chocolate mixture. Be careful not to knock the air out. 
  • Add in the plain flour and cocoa powder, and fold again carefully. 
  • Finally, add in the chocolate chunks and the chopped Oreos, and fold a few times. Pour into the tin, and bake in the oven for 25-30+ minutes. 
  • Once baked, leave to cool in the tin, or on a wire rack. 


  • I used Vitalite spread, as its the one I had in the fridge. You can use any other, or even the dairy free Stork (the one wrapped in foil).
  • The cocoa powder I used was a supermarket own on, that is naturally dairy free. Same with the dark chocolate. 
  • I used regular oreos, but use any flavour you like thats also dairy free! 
  • Always double check the ingredients you are using, but I only had to change the spread/butter part of the brownies. 
  • Please be aware that Oreos and dark chocolate "MAY contain milk" or other dairy ingredients due to cross contamination at factories for example. The ingredients list itself however for the products I used, such as the Oreos, are dairy free. Please check whatever ingredients you pick up thoroughly if you have a severe allergy.
  • Some brownies can take longer to bake in the oven, keep going if they aren't quite done. If after an hour they haven't finished, take them out, cool, and store in the fridge till cutting and it'll be fine. 
  • These will last for 4-5 days after baking. 


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  1. Rebecca on November 9, 2023 at 10:35 am

    Hi Jane! My brownies have baked but they have sunk quite a bit in the middle, so the sides are all higher, do you know why this might be? Thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie on November 11, 2023 at 8:41 am

      This can be down to the whisking process and too much air being in the mix or they are slightly underbaked!

  2. Kate on March 10, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, does the skewer need to come out clean for brownies? I don’t want to over bake them by accident! Thank you.

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 13, 2023 at 2:47 pm

      Hiya! No – bake until there is a slight wobble in the middle, then leave them to ‘set’ in the fridge overnight for best results! Hope this helps! x

  3. Jenni on May 31, 2022 at 9:38 am

    5 stars
    I upped the chocolate and change oreos to biscoff scoops on the top and it was amazing ! Yum yum!

  4. sasha on April 24, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    can you replace the flour to gluten free flour and it not change anything??

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 26, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      Hiya! This may change the texture slightly, but is still worth a go! Hope this helps! x

  5. Laura on July 1, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Hi Jane,

    Do these freeze well?


  6. Daniela Jurisic on December 29, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Lush recipe really worked well didn’t use Oreo but Was so nice anyway I cooked mine for 27 mins

  7. Liz on December 17, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I liked these – very chocolaty… not sure i will bother with the Oreo’s and chunks of chocolate the next time as they seemed to just dissolve… or if i split the mixture into two pans so its more shallow perhaps they will have chunks in them… Sounds like i need to make more brownies…

  8. Becky on December 17, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Can you half this recipe?
    Thank you!

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 18, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Yes so usually I say half of a 9″ square is good for a 7″ square tin, not sure on the baking times but it can be done! Or, you can make the whole batch and freeze half x

  9. Imogen on December 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Hi Jane 🙂 I’m going to make these for a friend next week but she doesn’t like oreos – could I omit the oreos all together and just use the 150g dark chips or would I need to add more chips in? Thank you 🙂 xx

    • Jane's Patisserie on December 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      You can use the same amount of chips or more! x

  10. Sophie on September 23, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Hiya, could I use oil instead of butter?

  11. Simone on June 15, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Hi can you make these using normal unsalted butter ? X

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 15, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Yes! (but obviously they won’t be dairy free!) X

  12. Manisha on June 4, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Hey!! Do you have an egg free variation for these at all?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 4, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      I have a vegan brownie recipe on my blog! x

  13. Zara on May 4, 2020 at 11:45 am

    5 stars
    Made for a lactose intolerant friend and could not taste the difference from a normal brownie. Love it!

  14. Steph on May 4, 2020 at 10:26 am

    5 stars
    I made these as one of my colleagues is dairy free and she had frequently had to miss out on my baking! They went down an absolute storm with everyone, and I would make these again even if they didn’t need to be dairy free for any reason! So gooey, absolutely spot on 👌🏻

  15. Sarah on February 27, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    5 stars
    I have made these multiple times now for diary free feeding mums and have been asked for the recipe regularly. I use 200g double stuffed Oreos with 100g chopped dark choc for filling (personal preference). But honestly such a great recipe that always goes down an absolute storm!

  16. Abi on January 21, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    5 stars
    My fiance is lactose intolerant so he can never have nice treats. WOW made these and he loved them especially since mint chocolate is his fave. I used Mint Oreos and it was amazing. Thanks so much !!!

    • Caroline on February 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Abi please would you be able to tell me exactly what chocolate you bought…. Struggling finding some. I’d be very grateful and so would be my mother in law who I am making them for.
      Many thanks

  17. Lucy on May 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    5 stars
    OMG! Thank you for the recipe!
    Made these today and they turned out great, will continue to use this recipe. ☺️

  18. Leigh on January 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I used egg replacer in this recipe to make it vegan and it was amazing! Great response from my taste testers 😂 and tasted much better than shop bought brownies.

  19. Ruquia (Mona) on July 8, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Hi! Would u be able to do a egg-free brownie? Husband is Severly allergic to eggs so was wondering…

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