I had the privilege this week to make birthday treats for one of my co-workers. She told me she loves anything pumpkin or chocolate and she really likes cheesecake. I went in search of a brownie-type cheesecake and I came across one on http://www.allrecipes.com/ The recipe is called Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake. I switched the chocolate chips for peanut butter cups and added peanut butter frosting to top it off. It was yummy!!!
Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cheesecake
1 - (19.5 oz) package fudge brownie mix
3 - 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used chopped peanut butter cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan. Prepare brownie mix as directed. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 35 minutes or until set.
In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in sweetened condensed milk. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in chocolate. Pour over brownie in pan.
Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F. Bake 50 minutes or until set. Cool. Chill thoroughly. Remove side of springform pan. Garnish as desired.
Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Beat together the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Mix in sugar. Mixture will be thick. Add milk one tablespoon at a time. Beat at least 3 minutes until fluffy.