Cheesecake Brownies

A chewy oat base, creamy filling, and dense chocolate topper add up to the ultimate bar cookie. For a satiny finish, spread the fudge frosting on with a warm metal spatula.

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Yields: Makes 32 brownies
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins 325° plus 30 minutes
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Cheesecake Brownies
Ingredients
1
cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
tablespoons butter, melted
1
3 ounce package cream cheese, softened
10
miniature chocolate-coated caramel-topped nougat bars with peanuts, chopped
1/4
1
ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup milk
1
cup purchased chocolate fudge frosting
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease the bottom of a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine oats, the 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in the 6 tablespoons melted butter. Pat into prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for cheesecake layer. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, egg yolk, and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar; spoon in small dollops over the partially baked layer. Sprinkle with chopped nougat bars.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the 1/4 cup melted butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Beat in egg. In a small bowl, stir together the 2/3 cup flour, the baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to chocolate mixture, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Carefully spoon over cheesecake layer. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.
  4. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread with chocolate fudge frosting. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
From the Test Kitchen
To Bake Ahead:

Bake as directed; do not cut into bars. Cover pan; chill for up to 2 days.

Test Kitchen Tip:

For a satiny finish, spread the fudge frosting on with a warm metal spatula.

Nutrition Facts (Cheesecake Brownies)
    Per serving:
  • 162 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 2 g monounsatured fat),
  • 26 mg chol.,
  • 113 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 16 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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