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Brownie Bottom and KIT KAT® Cheesecake Bars

Details

Time
6 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 bars

Imagine a black-bottom brownie filled with KIT KAT®.  Wafer Bars. Now bring it to life. These cheesecake bars are rich and chocolatey, with the surprise crunch from KIT KAT®.  Wafer Bars layered between the brownie bottom and cheesecake topping.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
55 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
3 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/4 cups
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 9
    KIT KAT® Milk Chocolate Bars (1.5 oz each), unwrapped
  • Cheesecake layer
  • 3 packages
    cream cheese (8 oz each), softened
  • 3/4 cup
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
READY TO MAKE THIS?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
baking pan baking pan
foil foil
mixing bowl mixing bowl
whisk whisk
mixer mixer
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond edges of pan. Grease foil.

2

Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with spoon or wire whisk. Add eggs; stir until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.

TIP

Add rainbow sprinkles to cheesecake batter for an unexpected fun twist.

3

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownie starts to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake layer.

4

Immediately after removing brownie from oven, place KIT KAT® Bars over brownie surface. Spoon cheesecake mixture over bars; spread evenly. Return to oven; continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool 2 hours. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until bars are thoroughly chilled. Cut into bars. Allow bars to soften slightly before serving. Cover; store leftover bars in refrigerator.

Cheesecake layer:

Beat 3 packages (8 oz each) softened cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth in large mixer bowl. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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