Sunday, August 19, 2007

Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Ahh, my favorite type of desert~ This can be as homemade or semi-homemade as you like it and the possibilities are endless. Next time I will either top this with crushed oreo cookies and drizzle with chocolate syurp, or top with fresh fruit like we did tonight (sliced strawberries) OR I'll add a layer of either black cherry or blackberry pie filling in between the brownie & cheesecake layer.
I made these the other night LATE while Nate was playing with his new toy~ The Xbox360~

Start by preparing your favorite brownie recipe
Or Make brownies from a box
I use the Ghiradelli recipe (shown here below) or This One from ALL RECIPES

2 Eggs
3/4 C Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 butter, melted
3/4 Cup sweet Ghiradelli ground chocolate powder
2/3 C unsifted flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter- mix well
Sift in chocolate powder, flour, baking powder and salt
Mix well and bake in a 9 x 13 or 8 x 8 pan greased baking pan at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let Cool completely
Prepare the No-Bake Cheese Cake mix
8oz Cream Cheese
1 T Lemon Juice
2 tsp Vanilla extract
A bit of lemon zest
1/3 C White sugar
Lastly, either 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream whipped or 1 tub of coolwhip thawed (your choice)

Mix the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, zest and vanilla until smooth, but with out overmixing- fold in whip cream
Spread evenly over cooled brownies and refridgerate covered for 2 hours before serving.


Cara said...

mmm that brownie layer looks so fudgy and delicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I'd love to have a couple of these! Delicious, Beth!

Sarah said...

oh goodness... brownie and cheesecake, can you get any better than this?

Amber said...

What a yummy combination! I would love a piece of that right about now.

DeborahSW said...

You're speakin' my language here, sister! Looks awesome! Beautiful pictures on your blog btw! :)

sgcoop said...

These look amazing!

Carrie said...

These look fantastic!