Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars-a fudgy brownie bottom topped with a classic cheesecake top, the best of two delicious desserts in every bite!

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars-a fudgy brownie bottom topped with a classic cheesecake top, the best of two delicious desserts in every bite!

What do you do when you can’t decide which of your favorite recipes to make? You combine them.

It happens too often. I know I want to bake. I know what the kids will love (Chocolate chip cookies!) but I want something everyone will enjoy. And I want something cool. It’s summertime. As much as I love a cookie still warm from the oven, it doesn’t have the same effect when it’s almost 100 degrees outside.

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars-a fudgy brownie bottom topped with a classic cheesecake top, the best of two delicious desserts in every bite!

Cheesecake is always cooling. And creamy. And decadent. And honestly, I love anything that starts with cream cheese.

Stacked on top of a rich fudgy brownie and you have a match made in heaven. Or at least your kitchen. You could take these bars to the next level by adding chocolate chips into the brownie, or the cheesecake, or both. You could cover them in a chocolate ganache drizzle. But they don’t need it.

Save that chocolate for something else.

Use a long sharp knife for crisp, even slices

I use my longest sharp knife, heated in a cup of hot water, then wiped dry for clean slices.

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

    brownie layer
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • Cheesecake layer
  • 16 ounces (2 large bars) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Make Brownie Layer-Lightly beat eggs then add sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir well till all combined and butter does not separate from mixture.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to egg mixture in thirds. mix just until all blended.
  3. Spoon into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. (I line my pan with parchment paper.) Spread to edges. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, just until crust starts to form on top.
  4. While brownies are baking prepare cheesecake layer-In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in sour cream and sugar and beat again.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, to cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat one more time.
  6. Spoon mixture on top of pre baked brownie bottom, smoothing to completely brownie layer. Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until center no longer wobbles and edges are just starting to turn golden.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely before refrigerating. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake Bars-a fudgy brownie bottom topped with a classic cheesecake top, the best of two delicious desserts in every bite!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!

Comments

  1. I’m such a sucker for anything cheesecake! Love the combination with brownies Joan!

  2. Mmm those look fabulous! Looks like the best of both (cheesecake and brownie) worlds! 🙂

  3. These look awesome!!! Such perfect clean slices too 🙂

  4. these look amazing. I am going t bake them this weekend. I hope mine comes out looking that neat and clean! Yum

  5. I noticed how great the slices looked before I read the post.
    I am sure they taste even better!

  6. OHHHWA… NOW YOU’VE DONE IT FOR SURE, THIS SHOULD BE MY BREAKFAST !
    So once I regained some control, I started thinking –while drinking my morning coffee–WOW I wonder how this would be with a coffee flavored cheesecake layer ?? So now I will make these first and then maybe later try the coffee…..
    anyone else such a coffee lover ?
    Thanks for a great recipe !

  7. Joan!! These are GORGEOUS. And my favorite mashup!

  8. These are so perfect! YUM!!!

  9. These look perfect! I’m not a fan of giant slices of cheesecake, so I feel like pairing it with a brownie crust will solve all my cheesecake problems. Can’t wait to try this!

  10. oh wow – they look so delicate and soft!! Too perfect to eat? NO WAY!! Yum! These look so good!

  11. Do you cool the brownie at all before spreading the cheesecake, or just pour it on top while it’s still hot?


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