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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 cheesecake with a chocolatey crust and a topping of silky chocolate ganache.
Updated Jun 14, 2021

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Topping

  • 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 box 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 center 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • 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

310 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 24g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
170
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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