BROWNIE BOTTOM CHEESECAKE BARS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 (20 ounce) package brownie mix (13x9 inch pan, but disposable foil casserole pan is best)
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, melted and cooled (optional)

Directions

  • PLEASE READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE BEGINNING. THE PROCEDURE IS A BIT OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
  • Heat oven to 350º.
  • Line 13x9 inch pan with foil. I use a disposable foil casserole pan.
  • Grease or spray w/ cooking spray.
  • Make sure PAN IS DEEP, as cheesecake portion of this recipe tends to puff up.
  • When they are cool, put them in the fridge and they "calm down".
  • I also line any pan I use with foil, extending the foil over the edges. This makes it easy to get the whole thing out for slicing.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to directions on box and pour into pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until top is shiny and center is ALMOST set. At this point it is only partially done.
  • Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until well blended.
  • Add sour cream; mix well.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each egg to mix well.
  • Pour over partially cooked brownie batter in pan. (Filling will come almost to the top.).
  • Bake 40 minutes or until center of cheesecake part is almost set.
  • Run knife/spatula around edge to loosen cake.
  • After cooling, refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate squares over top. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
  • Remove from pan using the foil to lift it out.
  • Dip a knife in hot water to cut these.
  • Cut into 16 pieces, or more, to serve.
  • NOTE:
  • RASPEBERRY CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
  • Use 1 1/2 c raspberries and 1 T sugar - before baking chesecake portion top with raspberries and sprinkle with sugar.
  • 16-20 servings
  • 1¼ hours
  • 20 min prep

Notes

UPDATE: I have made this 3 times since posting. The first time I made this I shared it. The next 2 times were for myself only! Talk about comfort food....TDF!!! (There is also a 2nd version in my Cheesecake Collection ckbk) Here is a dessert with 2 of my favorite things, brownies and cheesecake. Could you ask for anything more? Well, maybe a large ice cold glass of milk! When I saw this in the latest Food & Family from Kraft, I had to share it!

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