Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies #SundaySupper


Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies from www.chocolatemoosey.com

What’s fudgy, layered, and cheesecake all over? Would you like to take a break? A break of these Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies, that is. Here’s a real sinful treat, enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. There is chocolate. There is candy. And most importantly, there is cheesecake. Put them altogether in one treat and stand back as people freak out (no, really. My coworkers got super excited when they heard cheesecake and brownie in the same sentence). And if you told them what today’s #SundaySupper theme was, they’d freak out even more. It’s Cake, Cheese, and Cheesecake, all in one day!


Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies from www.chocolatemoosey.com

I love cheesecake so much that I have a huge category dedicated to it. Round, square, large, mini, baked, no bake, waterbath, no waterbath, vanilla, chocolate, ice cream, stuffed fruit. Now I can add brownies to the list. I was originally going to skip posting today due to time constraints, but as soon as #SundaySupper announced a cheesecake event, I knew I couldn’t say no.


Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies from www.chocolatemoosey.com

The first layer is a basic fudgy brownie. No cake brownies here. I thought about baking that layer to firm it up a bit before adding the other layers, but when I realized how thick the batter was, I was able to place the Kit Kats on top without sinking. I fit 20 Kit Kat wafers no problem (that equals five full-size candy bars. If you use the fun-size bars, they are slightly smaller; therefore, you may be able to fit a few more). Then I poured the cheesecake filling over top.


Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies from www.chocolatemoosey.com

These Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies are a bit messy when you pick them up, which makes them taste even better (ok not really, but roll with me on this). I will warn you that you may need to let the brownies sit for a bit at room temperature before cutting. The Kit Kat layer is hard to cut through when it’s straight from the fridge. Don’t let that stop you though. You can always grab a spoon and dig into the cheesecake layer while you wait.
Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies
 
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Serves: 16 brownies
Ingredients
Brownie
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 20 individual Kit Kats wafers (5 regular-sized Kit Kat bars)
Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper (or grease it really well).
For the brownies:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt together the butter and unsweetened chocolate until smooth. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. The batter will be really thick and granular – keep going. Blend in the vanilla then quickly beat in the egg. Whisk in the flour. The batter will be super thick. Scrape the batter into the baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  2. If you haven't already, break the Kit Kat bars into individual wafers. Gently press the wafers on top of the brownie batter in one layer (you will make 2 rows with 10 wafers each). Set aside.
For the cheesecake:
  1. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Make sure there are no lumps because they will remain after baking.
  2. Pour the batter on top of the Kit Kat layer, smoothing it out. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the top is firm but still wiggles a little bit (a toothpick should come out clean). Let cool completely to room temperature then refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Source: Brownie layer adapted from Katie Workman; Cheesecake layer adapted from Taste of Home
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If you enjoyed my Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies, then you’ll enjoy these Cake, Cheese, and Cheesecake recipes from the rest of the #SundaySupper group:

 

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  1. I’ve been waiting for these beauties to appear!! Wow…my kind of brownie…and totally irresistible!!!!

  2. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Yes, I can see why people go crazy over these- YUM!!! Thanks for sharing, Carla… I’ll be making these soon! ;-)

  3. WTHeck? Where have these been all my life???

  4. Oooh this look heavenly!!Love the brownie,kit-kat and cheesecake layers and can imagine how indulgent it must be :)Yumm….

  5. I could not WAIT to see this recipe! They are just gorgeous and look … I want to lick my screen – that’s how they look. haha
    Great recipe Carla!

  6. There is something about a brownie base that just makes cheese cake taste better. Yum. :)

  7. Absolutely the kind of cheesecake brownie people go nuts for! And so well deserved Carla. They are stunning!

  8. Oh my gosh, this is so wonderful! I love this recipe!!

  9. Carla, my eyes are rolling into the back of my head. I am seriously having a mini freak out in front of my computer right now because I can’t just reach into my screen and grab a hunk of your brownies. And I’m in the throes of despair because I’m not eating these as we speak. You are a magician in the kitchen. That is all.

  10. Oh my goodness gracious! I love these!

  11. What an awesome combo!!

  12. Isn’t that the coolest with the Kit Kat right inside, love it!!

  13. This might be the excuse I need to try the new Limited Addition Hazelnut KitKats.

  14. Kit Kats! Brownies! AND cheesecake! Enough said…I already know this tastes magical!

  15. Sinful in deed. This has my name all over it. And grabbing a spoon to dig in the cheesecake layer sounds perfect to me :)

  16. My husband just decided that I am not allowed to make any other treats until we try these out.

  17. Simply brilliant, Carla, delicious

  18. Turning Kit Kat bars in such a glorious dessert is just the perfect excuse to bring some home! :P Oh, my, after reading the whole recipe, I just feel like crying “WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS EARLIER?” (it’s almost 1am and I have to get ready to work at 9am)

  19. When I read this title I said, “Carla no, you didn’t put Kit Kats in those?” but yeah you did! Looks so good!

  20. Okay lady these are spectacular. I cannot even get over how gorgeous they are.

  21. I’m freaking out over here! These look amazeballs delicious!

  22. ayayay, what a tease carla! =P They look wonderful and greats shots btw!

  23. Just genius, Carla. Just genius.

    Thanks!

  24. I am totally would about messy food tasting better. These look awesome!

  25. Ok, so I’m kinda a brownie fiend and cheesecake has a very special (read: HUGE) place in my heart… then your put Kit Kat in there?!? You are some kind of evil genius and I love you. Holy Yum!

  26. These look so amazing, I would crush about 4 right now. Fab.

  27. Brownie. Candy. Cheesecake. I am dying over these!!! They look incredible and have me wanting this for breakfast instead of my cereal!

  28. I wish I had a huge plate of these right now! I always love your dessert creations!

  29. Carla I’m going to find you a job down here in Florida so you can prepare these desserts all the time for Isabel and I! This seriously looks so good. Maybe make a batch before the conference? ;)

  30. This is the best cheesecake I’ve ever seen – what a lovely combo and ingredients. Thankfully I still have kit kat leftovers, so this is next!

  31. This makes my mouth water in an insane fashion. I love every single layer!

  32. rona chiera says:

    Your pan measurements of 8 x 8. Is that in centimetres or inches? I’m in Australia, either way, I can convert the measurements
    One of my twins loves brownies, the other loves cheesecake, we all love candy, it is setting right now. Hope it becomes a family favourite as it was so easy to whip together.

  33. Your Cheesecake brownies look fabulous.

  34. Kimberly DeHart says:

    Making these exactly as the recipe says. Not cheating this one lol. These will be on the weekend agenda.

  35. i would like to know the texture of the cheesecake? is it thick and soft? light and fluffy?

  36. Carla,
    I made this and for some reason the kit kat was really hard after I had chilled it. Did I do something wrong?

    • Are you talking about cutting it immediately out of the fridge? I addressed that in my post with “I will warn you that you may need to let the brownies sit for a bit at room temperature before cutting. The Kit Kat layer is hard to cut through when it’s straight from the fridge.”

      If you did let it sit and it’s still too hard, I’m not sure without being there. Maybe you overbaked it? I’d check your oven temperature with a thermometer.

      Hope that helps!

  37. how many would u say this serves

    • It makes 16 brownies if you cut them 4×4. There’s no set answer on how many people it’ll serve, but if one person eats two brownies, then I’d say 8 servings. If you limit each person to one brownie, then it’ll make 16 servings.

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