Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

 

It’s that time again. The weekend is here, and that means it is time to test out another dessert recipe from my ever-growing collection. Hubby and I both have a sweet tooth, which means making something yummy to last us the next few days. My go-to lately has seemed to be brownies and bars because they are quick, simple, and there are so many varieties. From rich and chocolatey to fruity and refreshing, there are never-ending possibilities with bars to make. This week, I wasn’t quite sure what to make until stumbled upon Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. What more can I say?

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

With these cheesecake brownies, you have a little chocolate and some cheesecake creaminess layered within for a perfect combination dessert. The end result is a rich, soft, melt-in-your-mouth brownie that will leave you wanting more.

I will note that I definitely recommend mixing up the cheesecake layer with an Electric Hand Mixer. It really does make all the difference in making the cheesecake layer smooth, getting out all the little lumps.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies are pretty sweet, so a little bit does go a long way. The purpose of making them was to take to a cookout that hubby and I were invited to. We ‘taste tested’ the bars once they cooled a little to make sure they were suitable.

None of them made it to the cookout. (oops!)

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Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Inspired from: Yummiest Food

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup flour

Cheesecake Layer

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

Brownie Layer

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray an 8×8 pay generously.

Melt the butter and semisweet chocolate in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly

In a medium bowl, whisk together the baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and flour. Set aside.

In another medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs. Add to the melted butter and semisweet chocolate mixture. Stir until well combined. 

Pour wet mixture into bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well until combined.

Cheesecake Layer

Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments. Stir well after each 20 seconds until smooth and creamy. 

In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese, sugar and egg until well combined and creamy. 

Stir in the melted white chocolate. 

Layering

Pour half of the brownie mixture into prepared pan. 

Place spoonfuls of cheesecake mixture on brownie mixture and spread out in an even layer.

Spread remaining brownie mixture on top of cheesecake mixture.

Take a knife all the way through the batter and swirl or drag throughout the pan so that you see both cheesecake and chocolate on the top. This can be done in a ‘design’ of your choice. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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