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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cheesecake Brownies with Espresso Ganache

Cheesecake, brownies with espresso ganache a wonderful combination and everything you want in a bar.  These bars are perfect to make for a gathering or just to eat yourself... A little secret they are even so yummy right out of the freezer ~ that is if you can get them into the freezer.

Cheesecake Brownies with Espresso Ganache 

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This recipe is made with a brownie mix.  I  received Better World Brownies in my Globe-In Box and it was perfect for the recipe. Better World Brownies a dark chocolate brownie that is so yummy and delicious and it gives back (25 cents of each bag goes to "supporting sustainable community development in fair trade farming regions across the world").  Cheesecake is in the middle with an espresso ganache.  Chocolate, coffee and cheesecake ~ perfection in every bite.

This recipe was adapted from Cheesecake Topped Brownies.

1 (12 ounce) package brownie mix - I used Better World Brownies
8 ounces packaged cream cheese (softened)
2 tablespoon butter (softened)
1 tbsp corn starch
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz dark chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp espresso powder

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
Make brownie mix as per directions.  Spread over bottom of greased and flour 9 x 13 pan (I use PAM baking).
In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and corn starch until fluffy.
Slowly add condensed milk, egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie mix.
Bake for 45 minutes or until top is lightly brown.  
Let cool.
Once cool cut into bars.  I cut mine into 30 pieces (5 pieces across and 6 pieces down).
While cheesecake brownies are cooling make ganache:
In small saucepan, heat heavy cream over medium heat, bringing just to a boil.
Pour cream over chocolate and espresso powder (make sure in heat proof bowl).  Whisk until smooth. 
Allow ganache to cool and pour over cheesecake brownies.
Let cool completely and remove from pan.

These Cheesecake Brownies can be frozen for up to 2 weeks, that is if you can get them to the freezer.  They are also awesome right from the freezer... So win, win.

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  1. Freeze them? Oh no! These would not last long in my house. They sound amazing and with all the right flavors!

  2. Freeze them? Oh no! These would not last long in my house. They sound amazing and with all the right flavors!

  3. These look decadent and delicious!

  4. Wow, you had me at espresso. Beautiful idea for a cheesecake :-)

  5. I'm such a push over for Cheesecake. The chocolate puts it over the edge.

  6. Oh my these look so good!!! I could eat a whole plate full right now. And I've had a huge chocolate craving lately!

  7. Oh Marlys these look so delicious, love everything about it. Pinning/sharing.

  8. Ooh double goodness, brownie AND cheesecake, can't go wrong!

  9. Wow that's one show stopper of a cheesecake right there it just oozes deliciousness.

  10. Wow - this dessert looks seriously delicious!!! Love it!

  11. Looks like the best brownie I have ever seen!!

  12. What is not to love about these? Cheesecake? Good. Brownie? Good. Espresso? Gooood.

  13. This cheesecake has my name written all over it!

  14. It's like you took all of my favorite things and mashed them all together!

  15. That looks like the most decadent dessert ever. I wouldn't be able to control myself around it.

  16. These bars look and sound amazing!! I would love to try them frozen too!! What a wonderful treat on these hot summer days :)

  17. Yummy! I love cheesecake. This ooey Gooey recipe is right up my ally! Thanks Pinning!

  18. These brownies look delicious Marlys! Pinned and shared!

  19. I love the espresso ganash. These brownies look fantastic!

  20. My husband is always asking for anything cheesecake related. He will love these!


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