Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

Peanut Butter Snickers. Peanut Butter Cheesecake. Brownies. Need I say more? These Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies are rich, chocolatey and absolutely sinful. Just the way a brownie should be! 

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We survived the graduation party!  I think a good time was had by all, but I have to be honest……….I’m glad it’s over.  Big parties are a LOT of work.  I did give myself a lot of time and did a lot of planning,which really helped.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen some of the fun details from the party and I’ll be sharing them here real soon.

But for today, I have a bikini killer dessert recipe for you!  If you have ever visited Baker’s Royale, you know Naomi is the queen of bikini killers.  I have been wanting to make her Snickers Cheesecake Brownies with a peanut butter twist for quite some time, and all I can say is….”Hello lover! Why did we wait so long to meet?!

This sinful dessert needs a warning label, enjoyed by both kids and adults. There is chocolate and peanut butter. There is candy. And most importantly, there is cheesecake. Put them altogether in one treat and stand back…….it’s like a party in your mouth! 

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Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

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I used my favorite, Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownie mix for the bottom layer, but feel free to use your favorite fudgy brownie recipe if you wish.

This recipes is really very simple, you just need to plan a little, because your brownies will need to cool completely in an ice bath* before you move on to the cheesecake layer.  While the brownies bake for a bit I chopped up about 3/4 of a bag of fun size Peanut Butter Snickers, and whipped up the peanut butter cheesecake layer (full recipe below).

Don’t skip the ice bath. According to Naomi, it makes a difference. The brownies do not come out as soft and tender if you bypass the ice bath.

After they cooled, I poured the cheesecake batter over the brownies and placed them back in the oven to finish baking.

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When they come out of the oven the second time, let them cool down about 10-15 minutes and press the chopped candy bar pieces into the warm cheesecake layer!  Place the pan in the refrigerator for a few hours to cool.

When ready to serve, use the parchment paper to remove the brownies from the pan and cut into small servings and enjoy!

Oh, and if you are trying to make sure you fit into a bathing suit right now, I’m sorry!  I really am.


Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies at TidyMom.net

Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

These Peanut Butter Snickers Cheesecake Brownies are rich, chocolatey and absolutely sinful. Just the way a brownie should be!

Ingredients:

Brownies
  • 1 (18 ounce) package brownie mix + ingredients listed on box (my favorite is Ghirardelli Double Chocolate) or you can use your favorite brownie recipe
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Topping

Directions:

For Brownies
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8"x8" pan with parchment paper, leaving about 1-2 inches overhang (to make it easier to hold and lift brownies out of pan)
  2. Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until brownies start to pull away from the sides of pan.
  3. While brownies are baking prepare ice bath* (to help cool brownies). Fill a larger pan or sink 3/4 inch deep with ice cubes and water. When the brownies are done baking, remove pan from oven and place in ice bath. Allow brownies to cool completely
For Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in the egg, sugar, vanilla and salt on high for 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and mix on high for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour cheesecake layer over the cooled brownie layer, spreading it evenly and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until set.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool about 10-15 minutes until warm (you want cheesecake brownies warm, but not hot) press chopped peanut butter snickers into cheesecake layer.
  4. Cover and place in refrigerator at least 3 hours or over night.
  5. Remove brownies from pan by lifting parchment paper. Place on cutting board and cut into 9 servings. Store in refrigerator.
*Don’t skip the ice bath. The brownies do not come out as soft and tender if you bypass the ice bath.

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