Brownie Cheesecake Bars

August 24, 2017


For crust:
1 box fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients)

For filling:
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. cup sugar
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

For topping:
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box for cakelike brownies. Measure out 1/2 cup batter; cover and refrigerate for later use. Spread remaining batter in the bottom of a pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar; beat until smooth. Add reserved 1/2 cup batter, 2 tablespoons whipping cream and the vanilla; beat until smooth. Add 2 eggs; beat just until blended. Spread evenly over cooled crust.

Bake 26 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 3/4 cup whipping cream uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave 30 seconds; stir until smooth. Spread mixture on top of cheesecake layer. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until cooled completely. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

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