Layered Cheesecake Brownie Bars
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1¾ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Cheesecake Layer
  • 16 ounces soft cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. flour
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: Melted chocolate chips to pipe over the tops!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 9x9 pan with nonstick foil.
Brownies
  1. Microwave butter and chocolate chips until melted and smooth.
  2. Whisk in brown sugar and sugar.
  3. Beat in 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Add ¾ cup flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  5. Mix well
Cheesecake Layers
  1. Beat cream cheese smooth.
  2. Add peanut butter, ¼ cup sugar, and sour cream.
  3. Add vanilla, flour, and remaining 2 eggs. Beat until smooth.
  4. Spread half the brownie mix in the pan.
  5. Top with half the cheesecake mix.
  6. Top with rest of the brownie batter and then the rest of the cheesecake mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  9. Cool to room temp and then chill several hours.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/layered-cheesecake-brownie-bars/