Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

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Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
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Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

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I came up with these brownies as a way to use up my son's leftover Halloween candy. You can tint the cream cheese orange for a spooky touch. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grv, Utah
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped assorted miniature candy bars (about 18)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped assorted miniature candy bars (about 10)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a microwave, melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to blend after each addition. Add flour and salt; stir just until combined. Stir in 1 cup candy bars.
Spread into prepared pan. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add egg; beat on low speed just until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup candy bars.
Bake until filling in center is almost set, 30-35 minutes. Cool 1 hour in pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p92

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie: 282 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped assorted miniature candy bars (about 18)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped assorted miniature candy bars (about 10)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a microwave, melt butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Stir in sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to blend after each addition. Add flour and salt; stir just until combined. Stir in 1 cup candy bars.
  2. Spread into prepared pan. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Add egg; beat on low speed just until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls over batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup candy bars.
  3. Bake until filling in center is almost set, 30-35 minutes. Cool 1 hour in pan on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Candy Bar Cheesecake Brownies in Halloween Bookazine 2015 2015, p92

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rena 55 User ID: 1935799 272136
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

"I have a sweet tooth and this made it very happy! You can change it up by using just one flavor of candy or make it as the recipe suggests. Great either way!"

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BilliePock User ID: 8314002 272010
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"Oh what a wonderful yummy treat!!! I found putting the candy in the frig. or freeze helped to make it easier to chop."

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