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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies



Sweet and salty brownies with peanut butter cheesecake batter swirled in a dark chocolate brownie batter that is fudgy and to die for. 
Its peanut butter and chocolate time!
These brownies might be perfect brownies you'll ever see. They have cheesecake batter, peanut butter and chocolate.
That is perfect in my book. I've made cheesecake brownies several times and thought it needed a salty element hence the peanut butter.
Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven because of the sweet and saltiness.  Its one of my favorite combos.
To me they taste like the Oreo cookies that had the peanut butter flavored filling instead of the regular. Those were my favorite.

Recipes you may like:
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cups
Peanut Butter Brownies Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies


Time:
Prep- 15 to 20 minutes
Baking- 20 to 30 minutes

Ingredients

Dark Chocolate Brownie Batter
1 cup Unsalted Butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar, can use light
1 cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Dark Cocoa Powder, I used Black Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon Espresso Powder or 1 Tablespoon Strong Brewed Coffee
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Batter
12 ounce Cream Cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
1 large eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and line the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan. Set aside.
2. Brownie Batter- In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla for 3 to 4 minutes until light.
3. Add slightly cooled butter to the egg mixture and beat for another 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Sift in cocoa powders, flour and salt. Fold into the egg mixture until well incorporated then add in chocolate chips.
5. Peanut Butter Cheesecake Batter- beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add in sugar, eggs, flour. Beat until eggs are well combined. Add in vanilla and peanut butter and beat until peanut butter is well combined.
6. Add brownie batter to the pan and spread it evenly.  Dollop cheesecake batter to the top and swirl together.
7. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes mostly clean and edges are crispy.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wired rack for 15 to 20 minutes then run a knife along the edge. Cool completely before storing.
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Comments

  1. There is no better combination in this world than chocolate and peanut butter. These look delicious!

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  2. Very delicious and yummy. Loved it

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  3. I love when you post recipes with peanut butter! My favorite! I just added this to my 4th of July menu list. Thank you!

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  4. Oh my these look like heaven on earth. I'm typing this at 11pm and you're killing me with all these pictures. How do I go to bed now... haha

    Dom x Jo =)

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