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Easiest Way to Prepare Yummy Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies. Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies Dense, fudgy brownies topped with a creamy layer of peppermint cheesecake. This is the perfect blend of chocolate and peppermint. This Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake is such a show-stopping dessert for the holidays!

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies My house has been decorated for Christmas since the first week of November and I can't stop staring at my gorgeous tree, the twinkling lights. These rich brownies are loaded with chocolate chips, a decadent cheesecake batter and earthy peppermint flavor, thanks to the infusion of peppermint green tea. These brownies are special, as all dessert recipes should be this time of year. You can cook Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies using 17 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies

  1. It's of Brownie Batter :.
  2. It's 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter.
  3. Prepare 8 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped.
  4. It's 3/4 cup of granulated sugar.
  5. You need 3 of large eggs, at room temperature.
  6. It's 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.
  7. It's 1/2 cup of + 2 tbsp. all purpose flour.
  8. You need 2 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  9. It's 1/4 tsp. of salt.
  10. Prepare 3/4 cup of Andes baking chips, divided.
  11. You need of Peppermint Cheesecake Layer :.
  12. You need 8 oz. of cream cheese, softened to room temperature.
  13. You need 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
  14. You need 1 of large egg, at room temperature.
  15. Prepare 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.
  16. Prepare 1 tsp. of peppermint extract.
  17. You need 4 drops of green liquid food coloring (optional).

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies combine rich brownies with a ribbon of cream cheese flavored with peppermint. These are wonderfully fudgy and delicious! Chocolate and peppermint are a classic flavor combination, and one that always makes me think of snowy winter days. Cheesecake brownies are always my favorite, but adding a holiday twist for Peppermint flavored ones is just melt in your mouth delicious!

Peppermint Cheesecake Brownies instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until completely smooth. Then, remove it from the heat, pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and set it aside to cool slightly for 10 minutes or so..
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9" square baking pan lightly with non-stick cooking spray, then line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang to easily lift out the finished brownies and set aside..
  3. Whisk the granulated sugar into the chocolate and butter mixture. Then, whisk in the 3 eggs, one at a time, whisking between each one. Whisk in the vanilla extract..
  4. Fold in the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Then fold in 1/2 cup of the Andes baking chips. Set the batter aside to prepare the cheesecake layer..
  5. For the peppermint cheesecake mixture, in a medium bowl, using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Then beat in the sugar. Once that's combined, beat in the egg, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and food coloring, if using..
  6. Spread a little more than half of the brownie mixture into the prepared baking pan and make sure the whole bottom is evenly covered with batter. Next, spread the peppermint cheesecake mixture over the batter. Drop the remaining brownie batter over the top and use a knife to swirl it into the cheesecake layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Andes baking chips evenly over the top..
  7. Bake for 32-36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. If the toothpick comes out clean, then the brownies are overcooked..
  8. Place the pan onto a wire rack and allow the brownies to cook completely. Then cover the pan and move it to the fridge to chill for about 2 hours. Use a large, sharp knife to slice them into squares once they're chilled. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge..

I just love the swirl of peppermint flavored cheesecake that runs through them. A combination like dark chocolate and candy cane is a match made in heaven. How to make peppermint brownies: You'll start by melting a whole stick of butter, then combining it with a big scoop of sugar. Just an FYI, the best brownies ALWAYS start with butter and sugar… Stir in eggs, coffee and peppermint extract until combined. Then fold in crushed candy canes.

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