Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Prep: 10 mins – Cook: 40 mins – Total: 50 mins



  • 1 (18 ounce) package brownie mix + ingredients listed on box (my favorite is Ghirardelli Double Chocolate) or you can use your favorite brownie recipe


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


  • 3/4 bag (fun size 11.5 oz) Peanut Butter Snickers, chopped


  • For The Brownies
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8”x8” pan with parchment paper, leaving about 1-2 inches overhang (to make it easier to hold and lift brownies out of pan)
  • Prepare brownie batter as directed on package; pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until brownies start to pull away from the sides of pan.
  • While brownies are baking prepare ice bath* (to help cool brownies). Fill a larger pan or sink 3/4 inch deep with ice cubes and water. When the brownies are done baking, remove pan from oven and place in ice bath. Allow brownies to cool completely
  • For Peanut Butter Cheesecake Layer
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in the egg, sugar, vanilla and salt on high for 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and mix on high for 2 minutes.
  • Pour cheesecake layer over the cooled brownie layer, spreading it evenly and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool about 10-15 minutes until warm (you want cheesecake brownies warm, but not hot) press chopped peanut butter snickers into cheesecake layer.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator at least 3 hours or over night.
  • Remove brownies from pan by lifting parchment paper. Place on cutting board and cut into 9 servings. Store in refrigerator.

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Caramel Kisses Brownies Recipe

Prep: 10 mins – Cook: 35 mins


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup (200 grams) packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag Hershey’s caramel kisses, unwrapped
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the 2 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  5. Slowly add the cocoa powder, salt and flour and stir until just combined.
  6. Reserve 3/4 cup. Spread the remaining batter in the prepared pan.
  7. Add the caramel kisses and arrange them on top of the brownie batter.
  8. Mix the reserved 3/4 cup brownie batter with the remaining egg. Pour it over the caramel kisses.
  9. Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting them into bars.

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