I Springpad to save all of my bookmarked recipes. Often on Friday, I will head over to my account there and browse down the huge list of recipes to see which one I can manage before Sunday afternoon. As I scrolled down it this week, I suddenly realized that I had bookmarked two recipes for Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. I decided to visit both blogs again to see how similar they were. They were basically the same. Amanda did a slight variation on Donalyn's lovely brownies. I varied it even further. It seems to be what we bloggers do best.
I used granulated sugar instead of brown. I omitted the baking powder and cut the flour slightly in the brownie. I had no baking chocolate in the house, so I substituted milk chocolate chips in the cheesecake. Finally, I threw 1 1/2 Snickers bars on the top before I baked it. Just for fun.
I think you will find that no matter which recipe you use, you will have a lovely, decadent dessert on your hands.
Snickers Cheesecake Brownies (adapted from dlynz.com)
for the brownie:
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
for the cheesecake:
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1 8 ounce brick cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
for the top:
1 1/2 full sized Snickers bars, cut into pieces
Combine the melted butter with the sugar and cocoa. Add the eggs and stir well. Add the flour, salt and vanilla. Pour the brownie batter into a greased 9X9 pan. Beat cheesecake ingredients in a mixing bowl until very smooth. Spoon over the brownie batter and carefully spread to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle the Snickers bar pieces all over the batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes (if you are using a glass pan, lower the heat to 325). Remove from oven and cool, then place in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
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