Death By Reese's Cheesecake Brownies
 
Ingredients
Brownie Base
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 T. granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg lightly beaten + 1 yolk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup plus 6 T. all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup semi sweet chips
  • ½ cup Reese's chips
  • 10 mini pb cups chopped
Cheesecake Batter:
  • 1 pound Cream Cheese, Soft
  • 2 eggs plus half of a third egg (just whisk third egg and pour out half)
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
  • ½ cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ Tablespoon vanilla
Topping:
  • chocolate sauce
  • 5 full size Peanut Butter Cups, Cut In Half
  • Reese's peanut butter chips
  • handful of peanuts, chopped
Instructions
Brownie Base
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Line 8x8 pan with nonstick foil letting it hang over edges for easy removal later.
  3. In a pot, heat the water to a simmer.
  4. Add cocoa and chocolate.
  5. Remove from heat and stir smooth.
  6. In a large bowl, melt the butter in a microwave.
  7. Add sugar and vanilla.
  8. Add the chocolate mixture.
  9. Add egg/yolk and salt stirring well.
  10. Add flour to combine.
  11. Pour into pan and bake 20 mins. (will not be fully cooked)
  12. Let it cool a few minutes and carefully place the chips and pb cups on top of brownie.
cheesecake
  1. Beat cream cheese in bowl of mixer until smooth.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add sugar, peanut butter and cream. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Pour filling into pan.
  6. Bake approx 45-50 minutes.
  7. Cool.
  8. Chill at least 8 hours.
Topping
  1. Drizzle on the chocolate sauce and top with candies/nuts.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/death-by-reeses-cheesecake-brownies/