Easy Brownie Cheesecake Bites
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Serves: 36
 
A box mix jump-starts this easy bite-sized cheesecake-swirled brownie bites recipe!
Ingredients
  • For Brownies:
  • 1 box Brownie Mix (choose one that yields an 8x8 or 9x9-inch pan size)
  • All ingredients called for on brownie mix box
  • For Cheesecake Filling:
  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese (or Neufchatel Cheese), softened to room temperature
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare 2 large mini muffin pans by generously spraying with nonstick spray. (*Recipe yields 36 brownie bites; if you do not have enough muffin cups to bake all the batter at once, you may also bake this in batches.*)
  2. Prepare brownie batter as directed on brownie mix box. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat together Cream Cheese, Egg Yolk, and Sugar on medium/high speed until very creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Spoon Cream Cheese Mixture into a sandwich bag (ziplock), and make a tiny hole by snipping off one bottom corner of the bag with scissors.
  5. Fill each mini muffin cup half full with brownie batter (about 1 Tablespoon). Squeeze (pipe) about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over each brownie batter base. Using a toothpick, swirl the cream cheese slightly over the top.
  6. Bake brownies for about 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  7. Allow brownies to cool in the pan for 5-8 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store brownie bites in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Brownie Bites freeze well in a ziplock freezer bag, in the freezer, for up to 3 months.
  9. Makes 36 Brownie Cheesecake Bites.
Notes
*If making in batches, keep brownie batter & cream cheese mixture refrigerated while first batch is baking. Cool muffin pan completely before beginning second batch.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/easy-brownie-cheesecake-bites/