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Brownie Batter Cheesecake Bars

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Brownie Batter Cheesecake Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
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This genius brownie-mix hack is a chocolate lover’s dream dessert: creamy chocolate cheesecake with a chocolatey crust and a topping of silky chocolate ganache.
Jun 7, 2018

Ingredients

  • 2 boxe Betty Crocker™ chocolate chunk brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on boxes for cakelike brownies

  • 2 packages (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Make brownie batter as directed on boxes for cakelike brownies. Measure out 1/2 cup batter; cover and refrigerate for later use. Spread remaining batter in bottom of pan. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 3
    In 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.
  • 4
    Bake 26 to 30 minutes or until centre is set. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 5
    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. Sprinkle sea salt on top of chocolate layer before serving, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    To make cutting your cheesecake easier, dip a sharp straight-edge knife in warm water, and dry it each time you slice.
  • Tip 2
    Get creative with your topping! Sprinkle with chopped candy, or top with shaved chocolate for extra indulgence.

Nutrition Information

310 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 30g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
310
Total Fat
19g
Saturated Fat
8g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
Sodium
150mg
Total Carbs
30g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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