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Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. This decadent cheesecake is a peanut butter dream! Perfect sinful cheesecake for large gatherings or “just because.”

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

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Serve this brownie bottom peanut butter cheesecake for dessert after Laughing Cow Chicken with Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts.

My husband asked me to make a delicious cheesecake for his boss, who was moving on to a new company. I think I misunderstood the directions because apparently he asked for a peanut butter brownie cheesecake and I made a brownie bottom peanut butter cheesecake. See the difference?

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

I’m still not sure I see the difference but regardless, it got rave reviews.

BROWNIE BOTTOM PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

  • Brownie Mix – You’ll need a 10oz mix or make this one from scratch
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Water
  • Egg
  • Cream Cheese – Two (2) 8 oz bricks, at room temperature.
  • Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ghirardelli Baking Chips – Or your favorite chocolate chips.

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

You can use a brownie mix or my favorite from-scratch recipe (that I make all.the.time.)

DO YOU PUT FLOUR IN CHEESECAKE

Nope, not in this cheesecake. No starch leaves the cheesecake smooth and dense.

CAN YOU MAKE A CHEESECAKE WITHOUT A SPRINGFORM PAN

Sure can! I baked my cheesecakes without a springform pan for years. If you don’t have one, line a cake pan, or pie plate, with parchment paper or foil and it should work just fine.

This was actually my first time using my new springform pan and I’m in love with it. Now I want to make all kinds of things with it.

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

This is another dessert I wasn’t able to cut or taste since it was a gift, but they tell me it was good. My husband took the last picture at the bar after they cut it.

WHY DOES MY CHEESECAKE CRACK AFTER BAKING

If you overmix your cheesecake batter, you’ll incorporate too much air, which will make the cheesecake rise too much and then collapse. Cracks also form when the cheesecake gets too dry.

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

DOES CHEESECAKE NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED

Yes. Put this brownie bottom peanut butter cheesecake (and others) in the fridge, covered, to store it. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a layer of chewy brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with rich chocolate. | www.persnicketyplates.com #cheesecake #peanutbutter #brownie #dessert

TOOLS TO HELP YOU MAKE CHEESECAKE

  • Springform Pan
  • Mixing Bowls – these with the grippy on the bottom are my favorite
  • Hand Mixer – I didn’t know I needed a headlight on my mixer but it’s actually really handy!

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HOW TO MAKE BROWNIE BOTTOM PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake | Persnickety Plates

Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Brownie Bottom Peanut Butter Cheesecake - a layer of brownie topped with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake and drizzled with chocolate. A chocolate + peanut butter lovers dream!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10
Calories 605 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the brownie bottom

  • 10 oz package brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 egg

For the peanut butter cheesecake

  • 16 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs at room temp

For the chocolate drizzle

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray a 9" springform pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the brownie mix, vegetable oil, water, and egg. Stir about 50 times (batter may be slightly lumpy) and spread into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • While the brownie base is cooking, prepare the peanut butter cheesecake.
  • In a large bowl, with a hand mixer (or in your stand mixer), mix the cream cheese, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low between each addition, until just blended. Store in the fridge until the brownie bottom is baking.
  • Once the brownie bottom is done, pour the cheesecake mixture on top. Spread it evenly with a spatula.
  • Raise the oven temp to 350.
  • Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Check it after 35 minutes to see how it's doing. Mine took closer to 50 minutes.
  • Cool on the counter for a few minutes then transfer to the fridge.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips & peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Microwave another 20 seconds or so or until creamy and fully combined. Add to a plastic baggie, then snip the very tip. Drizzle across the cheesecake.
  • Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Philadelphia

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 12gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 865IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 1.9mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. ourtableforseven.com says

    Looks amazing Melissa! Love the brownie crust and cheese cake..delicious 🙂
    Thank you so much for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope to see you next week!
    Erin @ Table for Seven

  2. tonya white says

    Doors the brownie get hard because it’s baked twice?

  3. tonya white says

    Doors the brownie get hard because it’s baked twice?

  4. Stephanie Pass says

    That looks amazing! I’m always a sucker for peanut butter and chocolate, and with cheesecake, I’m totally trying this. Just pinned. Thanks!

  5. Jamie Sherman says

    I can’t wait to try this, Melissa! Pinned it and I will be sharing this on FB tomorrow! Thanks so much for partying with us this week 🙂

  6. Loa Stanislawski says

    Making this right now because I had cream cheese that was about to expire and I don’t have Graham crackers for the traditional crust. I don’t see anything in the directions that says when to add the sugar to the mixture. I just added it at after the eggs. Smells good already. My family is so glad I am in the mood to cook. Thanks!

  7. Pint Sized Baker says

    That sure does look great! Wish I had a piece. Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday. Pinned it!

  8. Winnie says

    It’s a gorgeous cake!
    And I really like the combination of cream cheese and PB

  9. Katie says

    Recipe says 10oz, box of brownies in the “like this” link is 18oz. Which do we use? Thanks

    • Melissa Williams says

      Ooops, Amazon swapped the link on me (that happens fairly often). I fixed it – it’s 10 oz.

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