Desserts

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

I’ve making this Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies recipe since my oldest daughter was a baby. I believe the recipe originally came from a free milk calendar that was delivered to my door many moons ago. Once you try it yourself, you’ll see why it’s become a favourite in our home. If you love the peanut butter chocolate combination, you must try this recipe!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - A rich fudgy brownie layer is topped by a smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling. This dessert tastes out of this world!

The bottom layer is a rich fudgy brownie which would be tasty on its own. However, it gets even better when you add a smooth peanut butter cheesecake topping. Cheesecake is my absolute favourite dessert so I can never resist this dessert even when I’m watching my weight.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - A rich fudgy brownie layer is topped by a smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling. This dessert tastes out of this world!

Sprinkled throughout the cheesecake topping are bits of the brownie batter. Swirl them through the cheesecake to create a marble design if you like.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - A rich fudgy brownie layer is topped by a smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling. This dessert tastes out of this world!

Yield: 16 bars

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

A rich fudgy brownie layer is topped by a smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling. This dessert tastes out of this world!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Topping

  • 1 package REESE Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 250g package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for one minute. Stir. Pour into a bowl. Add milk and stir to combine. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, stir sugar, flour and cocoa powder. Add to chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Measure out 1/4 cup of mixture and set aside for later. Spread the rest of the chocolate mixture into the prepared baking pan.

Topping

  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg and milk with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Melt REESE Peanut Butter Chips in the microwave for one minute. Stir together until completely melted. Pour into mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Pour peanut butter mixture on top of chocolate mixture in the prepared pan.
  4. Add dollops of the reserved chocolate mixture on top of the peanut butter mixture in the pan and swirl with a knife.
  5. Bake for 38 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool completely before serving.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies - A rich fudgy brownie layer is topped by a smooth peanut butter cheesecake filling. This dessert tastes out of this world!

Whenever I make these treats, they are always gobbled up in no time flat. It’s nice to see my picky kids enjoying what I make!

You can’t go wrong with this perfect combination. Cheesecake + Brownies and Peanut Butter + Chocolate. It’s a match made in dessert heaven.

For more chocolate and peanut butter desserts, try my Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecakes with Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce, No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls, REESE Rolls and REESE Ice Cream.

What is your favourite chocolate/peanut butter dessert?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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