Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

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A delicious twist on our classic Snickers cheesecake, these Snickers Cheesecake Brownies can be made with any favorite chocolate bar – or even a mix of leftover Halloween candy.

A decadent cheesecake brownie topped with your favorite candy bars and a rich homemade chocolate ganache. Use Snickers, Twix, Three Musketeers - whatever you have on hand.

Snickers Cheesecake Bars Recipe

I have a serious Snickers obsession.

After avoiding them for years because I thought they would be the same as a Mars bar, I finally had my first one at 18 and there’s been no looking back!

I perfected my homemade Snickers bars recipe a few years ago, so if you want a Snickers dessert bar that tastes just like Snickers, that recipe will be more what you’re looking for.

Today’s recipe is a decadent brownie cheesecake bar topped with chopped up Snickers… or Twix… or Three Musketeers.. or whatever favorite candy bar you have stashed away in your kitchen. (Or closet, there’s no judgement here.) My favorite thing about this recipe – other than how amazing it tastes – is how easy it is to serve. Portable, hand-held cheesecake – yes, please!

We’re making the chocolate chip cheesecake layer and chocolate ganache drizzle from scratch, so I opted to make the brownie layer with a boxed brownie mix so this recipe wasn’t too time-consuming. Of course, you can make the brownie layer from-scratch if you’d prefer.

To make these Snickers cheesecake bars even more decadent, you can add some chopped peanuts and caramel bits to the cheesecake layer and add some caramel drizzle on top.

Can these Snickers cheesecake brownies be frozen? Yes, individually wrap each cut square and then place in ziptop freezer bags or your favorite freezer containers. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

Do I have to use candy bars for the topping? You can top these cheesecake brownies however you’d like! If you want to keep them Snickers-inspired, you can top with chopped chocolate, salted peanuts and a drizzle of caramel to still have that Snickers flavor profile. But this recipe is incredibly versatile – you can make them into M&M Cheesecake Brownies, top with fresh fruit, add cute chocolate shapes, sprinkles, etc.

 

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Snickers Cheesecake Brownies Ingredients

For the Brownie Layer:

For the Cheesecake Layer:

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

Candy Bar Topping:

Tip: if you don’t have candy bars on hand, you can use mini chocolate chips, salted peanuts and caramel drizzle to achieve a similar taste profile.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • 9″ x 13″ Casserole Dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
  • Parchment Paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Saucepan or double boiler
  • Whisk
  • Piping bag
  • Sharp kitchen knife

How to Make Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

Preheat oven to 350°F

Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions, but reduce the baking time by 15 minutes as we will be baking them again with the cheesecake layer.

While the brownies are baking, prepare your cheesecake layer.

Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.

Add the eggs into the cream cheese mixture one at a time, beating to incorporate fully after each addition, then add the vanilla extract.

Stir in the chocolate chips and then pour the cheesecake batter onto the brownie layer.

Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF.

Bake the cheesecake brownies for 30-40 minutes, until the cheesecake is just starting to turn golden around the edges and the center of the cheesecake no longer jiggles when tapped or shaken.

Cool the cheesecake brownies at room temperature for 20 minutes before covering and placing in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 1 hour or overnight.

Once the cheesecake brownies are chilled, prepare the chocolate ganache.

Using a double boiler or a glass or metal bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water, combine the heavy whipping cream and chocolate chips over medium heat.

Whisk occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is thickened.

Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature.

Scoop the ganache into a piping bag and then drizzle all over the cheesecake. (You can do the whole cheesecake at once, or cut into bars prior to drizzling.)

Press the chopped candy bars into the cheesecake bars and then top with more drizzled ganache.

 

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How to make the best Snickers Cheesecake Brownies, an indulgent dessert for the Snickers fan in your life and perfect for a party! Fudgy brownie layer topped with a rich chocolate chip cheesecake layer and lots of chopped Snickers and a homemade chocolate ganache

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Yield: 15 brownies

Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

Snickers Cheesecake Brownies

A decadent cheesecake brownie topped with your favorite candy bars and a rich homemade chocolate ganache.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

For the Brownie Layer:

  • Boxed Brownie mix, family-sized (9" x 13")
  • Plus ingredients called for on the back of the box

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 35%
  • Pinch of salt

Candy Bar Topping:

  • 2 cups chopped Snickers bars

Instructions

For the Brownie Layer:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions, but reduce the baking time by 15 minutes as we will be baking them again with the cheesecake layer.
  3. While the brownies are baking, prepare your cheesecake layer.

For the Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Layer:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the eggs into the cream cheese mixture one at a time, beating to incorporate fully after each addition, then add the vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and then pour the cheesecake batter onto the brownie layer.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF.
  5. Bake the cheesecake brownies for 30-40 minutes, until the cheesecake is just starting to turn golden around the edges and the center of the cheesecake no longer jiggles when tapped or shaken.
  6. Cool the cheesecake brownies at room temperature for 20 minutes before covering and placing in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 1 hour or overnight.
  7. Once the cheesecake brownies are chilled, prepare the chocolate ganache.

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Using a double boiler or a glass or metal bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water, combine the heavy whipping cream and chocolate chips over medium heat.
  2. Whisk occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is thickened.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool at room temperature.
  4. Scoop the ganache into a piping bag and then drizzle all over the cheesecake. (You can do the whole cheesecake at once, or cut into bars prior to drizzling.)
  5. Press the chopped candy bars into the cheesecake bars and then top with more drizzled ganache.

Notes

Can use Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, Three Musketeers or even a mix of chocolate chips, salted peanuts and caramel bits for the cheesecake brownies' topping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 5g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These Snickers cheesecake brownies are a decadent dessert for the Snickers fan in your life and a convenient way to serve cheesecake at a party!

For more delicious Snickers-inspired recipes, check out our Homemade Snickers Bars or our Snickers Layer Cake recipe.

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