Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

PMS and children do not go well together.  PMS and Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies go very well together!  I love my children dearly but today I am counting down the minutes until they go to bed so that I can calm my raging hormones with a few one of these…

Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie Layer
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 large eggs
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cheesecake Layer
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups sliced candy bars (I used Milky Way & Snickers)

Combine melted butter with sugar and vanilla extract.
Then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in cocoa until well blended.

Add flour, baking powder and salt

and stir until just combined, do not overmix.

Set aside one cup of the brownie batter and smooth the rest
into a buttered (or foil lined) 9×13 pan.

Begin making your cheesecake layer by beating cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Smooth cream cheese mixture evenly over the brownie batter.

Cut Milky Ways and Snickers
(or whatever other leftover Halloween candy you have in your pantry) into thin slices.

Sprinkle candy bar slices evenly over cream cheese layer.

Using the reserved one cup of brownie batter, drop 12-15 spoonfuls over the top of the candy bar layer.

Use a butter knife to gently swirl the batters.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


source:  brownie base adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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  1. 1

    Oh. My. I want a tray after bedtime too. You know it’s a long week when you’re counting the minutes, right? 63 and counting…
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  2. 2
    Laurie says:

    recipe doesn’t say how much flour to use.

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    chrissy says:

    I found this on pinterest and gave it a try….loooks soooo yummy! But, when I baked it I left it in longer than the time said because the cream cheese topping looked undone. I took it out when it turned a wonderfully golen brown color…but I was soooo dissapointed when I cut into it and it was completely undone in the middle. Any suggestions on what I did wrong or ways to fix this?

    • 5
      Allie says:

      The cream cheese swirl will still be quite soft when removed from the oven. I always allow them to cool completely before cutting into them. This allows the brownies to set and to look a lot prettier when cut :)