Mint Brownie Cheesecake Bars

    Mint Brownie Cheesecake Bars
You know those brownies with the thin layer of green frosting covered with a chocolate glaze?  These aren’t them!  You know the brownies with the cheesecake swirl baked in?  These are closer to them.  With mint.  And a glaze.
Mint Brownie Cheesecake Bars

I put some green food coloring in that minty cheesecake layer, but you could color it orange for fall, pink for Valentine’s, red for Christmas, or not at all for the rest of the year.  I suppose you could change out the flavoring, too.  Add orange, lemon, almond or coconut flavorings for lots of variations.  Add nuts, chocolate chips or coconut to the brownie layer for some added texture.

Mint Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Mint Brownie Cheesecake Bars
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Ingredients
  • Brownie layer:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Cheesecake layer:
  • 8ounces + 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 4 drops food coloring (you choose the color!)
  • Glaze layer:
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (sifted if lumpy)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave in a good sized microwave safe bowl.
  2. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Stir in the eggs (if the mixture is really hot, let it cool a bit before you add the eggs).
  4. Add the flour and vanilla.
  5. Pour into a greased 9X13 pan.
  6. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  7. Add the egg, flavoring and color.
  8. Spread over the unbaked brownie layer. '
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes or until firm.
  10. Remove from oven and cool in pan 30 minutes on a cooling rack.
  11. Refrigerate another 30 minutes. Heat butter, water and corn syrup in the microwave until boiling.
  12. Heat 1 minute at a time until you achieve that as all microwaves differ slightly in power.
  13. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  14. Add vanilla.
  15. Beat in powdered sugar with a spoon.
  16. Spread on cooled brownies.
  17. Store in refrigerator.

 

 

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