Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Bars Recipe

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Malou Kristensen Modified: March 23, 2022
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Bars Recipe

How To Make Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Bars

Have a satisfying treat with these rich cheesecake brownie bars, a dark chocolate fudgy brownie topped with a peanut butter cheesecake frosting!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 55 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Brownie Layer:

  • ¾cupbutter
  • 6ozdark chocolate,chopped
  • cupssugar
  • ½cupbrown sugar,packed
  • tspvanilla
  • 3large eggs
  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • ¾cupchocolate chips,semi-sweet

For Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(1 block) softened
  • ¼cupbutter,softened
  • 1egg
  • ½cupsugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1cupcreamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil for easy removal of the bars.

  3. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.

  4. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double broiler, melt the ¾ cup of butter and chopped dark chocolate.

  5. Stir every 30 seconds, being careful not to let the chocolate burn.

  6. Whisk the sugar and brown sugar to the melted chocolate mixture.

  7. Then add the vanilla and eggs until it is fully incorporated.

  8. Lastly, stir the flour until incorporated.

  9. Pour this mixture into the prepared 9×13-inch pan. Sprinkle with ¾ cups of chocolate chips and set aside.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer:

  1. In a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and softened butter for about 2 minutes until fluffy.

  2. Mix in the egg, sugar, salt, and vanilla on high for another 2 minutes.

  3. Mix in the peanut butter for 2 minutes.

  4. Pour the cream cheese layer over the brownie layer and spread it out so that it is smooth on the top, and completely covers the brownie layer.

  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The top and edges should be slightly golden, and the center is set.

  6. Let the bars completely cool, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 524.08kcal
  • Fat: 32.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.20g
  • Trans Fat: 0.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.80g
  • Fiber: 2.46g
  • Sugar: 40.75g
  • Protein: 8.20g
  • Cholesterol: 92.86mg
  • Sodium: 156.83mg
  • Calcium: 57.18mg
  • Potassium: 221.28mg
  • Iron: 2.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 168.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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