Brownie Batter Cheesecake Bars

We are coming to the end of the school year, with graduation and parties. These Brownie Batter Cheesecake Bars are easy and a crowd pleaser! 

 

Matt graduated this Thursday with his degree from University of Utah and I am so proud and excited for him and our new adventure! It is a little scary, the unknown but exciting all at once. We have a new baby on the way and Matt looking for a job! We had a little get together to celebrate his success! I made these brownies to go with his dinner! They were delicious and a hit! Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix  – Follow the directions to make the brownies
  • 2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt

Directions 

  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Line a 13×9-inch pan with parchment paper
  2. Make brownie batter as directed on box for cake-like 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.
  6. Refrigerate about 4 hours or until cooled completely. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Sprinkle salt on top of chocolate layer before serving, if desired.
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