Brownie Bottom Caramel Cheesecake Bars

I am a cheesecake girl.
Loud and proud.

Like, if I were on death row and had to pick a last meal it would start and end with cheesecake.
Not that I have thought about that possibility or anything. Whatever.

And since I am scared of making an actual cheesecake I stick with cheesecake bars.

Who doesn’t like cheesecake you can eat with your hands.  I mean…

So I made eat-with-your-hands cheesecake.  Actually it’s caramel cheesecake.  And actually-actually it’s all on top of a brownie bottom.

Because brownie bottoms are where it’s at.

So yeah, Brownie Bottom Caramel Cheesecake Bars.  Do it.
PhotobucketAll you need to to do it whip up a brownie crust, starting with a box of brownie mix and a few other ingredients.  Easy.

PhotobucketThen mix up your cheesecake layer, and add in some caramel sauce.  See?

PhotobucketPour that over the brownie situation and you’re good to go.

PhotobucketBake it and drizzle more caramel. Because it’s dope to drizzle.

Did I just say that? Eww.

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Brownie Bottom Caramel Cheesecake Bars


Description:

makes 32 bars


Ingredients:

  • 1 (19.5-19.8 oz) pkg Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (14 oz) jar caramel sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine brownie mix, melted butter and 1 egg, stirring until smooth. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in your mixer, beat cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, flour and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add remaining eggs, one at a time. Finally add half the jar of caramel sauce. Eyeball it.
  6. Pour this over the hot crust.
  7. Bake for an additional 30 minutes until the center of cheesecake is just set.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely. Then refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  9. When ready to serve, drizzle remaining caramel on top.
  10. Cut into squares.

Notes:

store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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73 Responses
  1. You could bake a cheesecake with no problem due to all the luscious creations you share here. Dope to drizzle? Right on! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this ~ can’t wait to try it.

    Pat

  2. Cheesecakes are a little scary, but I love to bake them. These bars would be quicker and just as tasty, plus they have BROWNIES, so they are already great!

  3. Amazing, Shelly, just amazing. My husbands two faves are cheesecake and brownie and the caramel just makes this even more top-notch. These are wonderful!

  4. I am terrified of making an actual cheesecake too Shelly!! Too much work and mine would never taste or look like my mom’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake! Sigh. But cheesecake bars? I could totally manage. I’m saving this recipe. I have some cream cheese to use!

  5. Holy crapola, these look amazing. I love cheesecake too. In fact, I’ve not made a cheesecake in a while now though. My partner loves cheesecake too and at one point, I used to make 1 or 2 every week just for him.

    Definitely going to make these for him and then see if he demands I make it once or twice a week, hehe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks good! I made a brownie cheesecake once, but the cheesecake took forever to bake (as usual), and the brownie was overcooked on the sides 🙁
    This may be a good time to give it another try, though…

  7. Dope to drizzle? Hahaha. Thank you for that. 😀

    These look incredible! I think that a whole grain version is in order. 🙂 We don’t have brownie mix here anyway so I’d be forced to make a homemade version. Nor we do have caramel sauce! Or proper cream cheese while we’re at it. I’ll stop whining now.

    And there’s no need to be afraid of cheesecake. Even if it cracks, you can cover it in ganache. Problem solved!

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