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Cheater Cheesecake Brownies

Here’s the situation……I had a potluck on a work night but I didn’t want to show up to my first blogger meetup with storebought treats.  What’s a girl to do?  Make a cheat recipe of course!

Cheesecake brownies going in the oven!

Cheater Cheesecake Brownies

Inspired & adapted from this recipe by Notes from the Cookie Jar

1 box Brownie Mix (I used Ghiradelli Double Chocolate brownie mix from Costco)

– ingredients called for on the brownie mix box

1 brick (~8 oz) cream cheese

1/3 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare brownie mix by the box instructions.  Pour into a prepared baking pan.

Whip cream cheese until fluffy.  Add sugar, egg yolk and vanilla.

Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over brownie mix.  Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the middle of the cheesecake layer puffs and is set.  Cool completely before serving.  Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes: These were awesome & no one was the wiser that they were a “cheater” recipe.

Head over to Shan’s to see what else is cooking this Wednesday!

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