Snickers, cheesecake, and brownies…can it get much better than that? This is another treat I made for my hubby LSAT students. Luckily I stashed one aside for myself and I am so relieved that I did! They were super yummy, and almost reminiscent of the Snickers cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. This is definitely my favorite brownie mix redux to date.
Snickers Cheesecake Brownies
For the Brownies
1 box brownie mix (I personally love the Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate
brownie mix from Costco)
Line an 8” x 8” pan with foil, and make sure to leave some foil hanging over the sides (this will make your life a lot easier when it comes time to cut the cheesecake brownies). Spray the foil with cooking spray.
Make the brownies as per the directions on the box. Once the brownies come out of the oven, place the pan in an ice bath until they are cooled.
For the Snickers Cheesecake Layer
1 large egg
1 T pure vanilla extract
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 C plus 2 T powdered sugar
8 Snickers (fun size, 4.62 oz.), chopped into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
To make the cheesecake layer, add the egg, vanilla, cream cheese, and powdered sugar to a medium bowl and mix with beaters until well combined. Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of cooled brownies and smooth to make an even layer. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool until they are just warm and then press chopped Snickers into cheesecake layer.
Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Using the extra foil hanging off the sides of the pan, lift the brownies from the pan. Using a long, sharp knife slice the brownies to the desired size. You may need to wipe the knife after each cut to ensure cleaner cuts.
Source: Adapted from Bakers Royale