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!
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.