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Black & White Brownie Delight


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Serves | Prep Time 25 | Cook Time 90

Ingredients

Blondie Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup coarsely chopped
dry-roasted peanuts

Cheesecake ingredients:
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Brownie ingredients:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter


Heat oven to 350 F.


Prepare nonstick foil.


Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with one of the prepared foil sheets, extending up the long sides and over short ends.


Blondie: Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl.


Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium-size bowl until creamy.


Beat in eggs, one at a time.


On low, beat in flour mixture.


Stir in peanuts.


Spread into pan; level top.


Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese in a medium-size bowl on medium speed until smooth.


Add sugar, eggs and flour and beat to incorporate. Place mixture in large plastic bag; snip off end. Pipe over blondie layer to cover, gently spreading to smooth top.


Brownie: Stir flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl.


Beat butter and sugar in second bowl until light and fluffy.


Beat in eggs one at a time.


Beat in peanut butter until well blended.


On low speed, beat half flour mixture, then half milk, into butter mixture.


Repeat.


Place mixture in large plastic bag; snip off end. Pipe over cheesecake layer to cover, gently spreading to smooth top.


Place second prepared foil "tent" over top, crimping edges.


Do not let foil touch top of batter.


Bake at 350 F, covered, for 1 hour; remove foil and bake 25 to 30 more minutes.


Place on rack to cool 30 minutes.


Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.


Garnish: Prepare chocolate mousse mixes as packages direct, using only 1 cup milk total. Spread smoothly onto top of bar.


Cut into 32 pieces.


In a small bowl, combine chopped peanuts and chocolate chunks.


Stir in caramel topping.


Spoon over individual pieces and serve.


Pairs Well With


Notes

Part Brownie, part cheesecake, what more could a person wish for?

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