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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies (AKA PB Cream Cheese Brownie Bars)

This is the best peanut butter cheesecake brownies recipe! Featuring a simple fudge brownie made from scratch and a layer of decadent peanut butter cheesecake, these easy and delicious peanut butter cream cheese brownie bars will become your new favorite brownie recipe!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 brownies

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar divided
  • 6 large eggs divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Prepare a muffin pan or brownie pan by spraying the wells with cooking spray.
  • Microwave the butter and chocolate together for 1 minute. Stir well and microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir. Continue to heat in 30 second increments until the butter and chocolate are all melted and liquid.
  • Add 2 cups sugar to the butter and chocolate. Mix well.
  • Beat 4 eggs in a small bowl and add to the batter. Stir in the flour and mix well.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Soften the cream cheese by putting one block into the microwave for about 45 seconds. Then do the second block.
  • Add the peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 2 eggs to the cream cheese and mix well.
  • Drop peanut butter mixture onto the brownie batter one heaping tablespoonful at a time.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Do not overbake.
  • Cool at least 30 minutes. Serve warm. They are also amazing at room temperature.

Notes

We have made our brownies in a muffin pan and a fancy brownie pan which are both really nice because each brownie has edges and also they are portioned out perfectly.
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