Do you love fudgy brownies? Do you love cream cheese? Now you can have the best of both worlds with these Kit Kat Cheesecake Brownies made from scratch.
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).
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.
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.
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.
For the brownies
For the cheesecake:
Sources: Adapted from Katie Workman and Taste of Home
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