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Dark Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake Brownies

by Milisa on March 16, 2012

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How about a couple of St. Patrick’s Day inspired treats for this weekend?  Actually they are both so good that they would do for any weekend!

There should actually be a warning label with these brownies because they are super rich and really fudge-y.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I will be enjoying this beautiful weather we are having and I am almost convinced that Spring has come to Wyoming early this year.  I’m starting to see little sprigs of green grass and the trees are starting to bud out.  I am ready to do some landscaping in my yard this summer and get my garden planted.

I love all kinds of brownies but these cheesecake brownies are totally over the top delicious and I know you are going to want to try them!

Dark Chocolate & Mint Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients

    for brownies:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Scharffen Berger)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • for cheesecake topping:
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate & mint chips (or candies that have been chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add butter and chocolate and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until all is melted and smoothly combined.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in sugar and vanilla, add eggs and stir until combined. Add flour and cocoa and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour into baking pan smoothing out evenly.
  5. Add cream cheese and butter to a mixer bowl and beat with electric mixer until well combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add powdered sugar and flour beating until all combined. Fold in chocolate and mint chips or candies.
  6. Dollop over brownie batter and swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake 35-4o minutes or until brownies are set. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
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Kim | At Home With Kim March 16, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Both of those desserts look perfect. I have a bowl of Mint Kisses on my table… smelling them makes me want to make your brownie recipe. Interestingly, I totally thought TODAY was St Patty’s Day only to find out it’s TOMOROW! :-) So I have plenty of time to get the ingredients together. Have a great weekend!

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Tabitha (a.k.a. Penny) March 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

I really need a brownie or mint chocolate board on Pinterest for such amazing concoctions. {Sigh} I put it on my Must Have Chocolate board instead. They look divine!

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Sandy @ RE March 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

Stunning! I want one now. Happy St. Paddy’s day, friend!

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Susan in the Boonies March 17, 2012 at 3:30 am

I do think you and I have very similar tastes in yumminess. So often I see your recipes and think: I would’ve made something like that.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

Mmm what a delicious idea!

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Krista March 17, 2012 at 4:24 am

I am so in love with these brownies. I’m not sure which ingredient I love more. The brownie, cheesecake, or mint! Love love love.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

Those look unbelievably delicious! I want!

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Kim in MD March 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Milisa! These desserts both look to die for! :-)

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Cookin' Canuck March 19, 2012 at 3:16 am

Holy cow! I actually started salivating when I saw these.

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Tracey Hand March 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

I’m cooking these as I type!
Had a big problem finding any suitable sort of mint candies, here in Portugal, so am using broken up After Eight mints.
Hopefully they’ll turn out ok!

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shamene@sayitwithcake December 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Hi! I just wanted to let you know I featured your dark chocolate mint cheesecake brownies on my blog today! Hope you can check it out! http://sayitwithcake.org/best-chocolate-mint-recipes/#more-706

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