Fudgy homemade brownie topped with a silky layer of peanut butter cheesecake. If you love peanut butter and chocolate together, you’ll LOVE these peanut butter cheesecake brownies!
I’ve cheated. I admit.
I have been struggling all day trying to find the right name for these irresistible brownies. Peanut brownies. Cheesecake brownies. Swirl brownies. Peanut swirl brownies. Peanut swirl cheesecake brownies and a few other names.
At one point I was thinking to simply name them “make me asap brownies” because truth be told, you really should make them! Like in “scroll to the bottom of the page, gather the ingredients and turn the oven on” kinda fast.
As you scroll to the ingredient list, you’ll realize there’s no peanut butter per se in the recipe. What???
I told you I’ve cheated!
For these cheesecake brownies I used Jif Peanut Powder, found at Walmart in the Peanut Butter Isle. Mixed with cream cheese, eggs, and sugar you’ll never guess it’s not peanut butter. And with 85% less fat than traditional peanut butter and 7-9 grams of protein per serving you can reach for that second piece of brownies without feeling guilty.
To make these peanut butter cheesecake brownies you need a little bit of patience. In one bowl, you’ll have to make the brownie batter and in another bowl make the peanut butter cheesecake. Layer them in a 9X9″ baking pan and make a little swirl. To make the brownie layer so rich and fudgy I started by beating the eggs with sugar until foamy and pale in color. To that I added melted butter and cocoa powder and a little all-purpose flour.
For the cheesecake layer, you have to follow the basic rules of cheesecake – cream cheese and eggs must be at room temperature. If they are just a little cold, you will need to mix the batter longer to get it smooth and that will result in a chewy cheesecake layer. And no one wants that!
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