Easy-to-make, rich fudgy brownies swirled with smooth, creamy cheesecake and loaded with chocolate chips. A decadent dessert that will cure any brownie craving.
I’m a little bit addicted to cheesecake brownies. Late at night when I’m craving something sweet, I often go to Kneaders for a cheesecake brownie. I love the contrasting flavors and textures. The smooth cheesecake, the fudgy brownie, and the chunks of chocolate chips is a heavenly combination.
One night last week, I was craving brownies, but fortunately, my husband and boys were home to help me eat them, so I decided to make the brownies at home instead of trekking toKneaders.
These chocolate chip cheesecake brownies are easy to make because they start with a brownie mix. Ghirardelli makes an excellent brownie mix so no one will ever know that they started with a mix.
The Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix has chocolate chips in the mix and then you add more chocolate chips on top. I buy the mixes at Sam’s Club or Costco. This recipe uses two 20 oz. pouches.
When I’m cutting bar cookies, I love to use my Kuhn Rikon Melon Knife. It’s long enough to cut the bars across in one cut, so you don’t have to drag the blade through the bars. The serrated blade also helps me get nice, clean cuts.
I also like to line the pan with foil so I can lift the brownies out of the pan to cut them. It makes it harder to spread the batter, but it’s worth it when it comes time to serve the brownies.
These brownies didn’t even last two days at our house. My oldest son said my cheesecake brownies are way better than Kneaders. I guess I’ll be making them at home more often.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
- 2 20- ounce pouches Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 1 8- ounce package cream cheese room temperature
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Prepare brownies as directed on box, using the recommended oil, water and eggs for fudgy brownies. Spread batter in to a 13"x9" pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with foil.
Prepare cheesecake batter:
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla just until smooth.
- Put dollops of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie batter and use a knife to swirl some of the brownie batter in to the cheesecake batter. Sprinkle chocolate chips across the top.
- Bake 50 - 55 minutes until edges are pulling away from the side of the pan, and the middle is set but not firm. Allow to cool completely in the pan before serving.
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Black Forest Waffle Brownies, Barbara Bakes
Peppermint Pattie Brownies, Two Peas and Their Pod
Fudgy Brownies with Candy Cane Frosting, Roxana’s Home Baking
Milk Chocolate Truffle Brownies, Recipe Girl
Shannon @ Bake.Frost.Repeat.
These brownies look amazing! I love cream cheese brownies and never thought about adding chocolate chips! These must happen in my kitchen soon!
Annalise @ Completely Delicious
These are my kind of brownies! YUM!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
These look wonderful! I always have a good box of brownie mix on hand, so quick and easy, and fun to play around with. Love what you did with the cheesecake!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Cheesecake brownies are a real favorite of mine and you’ve got chocolate chips too! Yummy.
Jessica @ Sweet Menu
Barbara! These brownies look like heaven – YUM!
i love cheesecake and brownie together. these look fantastic.
YUM! Those brownies look amazing!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea
These turned out really dramatic in looks. The flavor contrast is dramatic, but it’s nice to have that
alluring ‘look’ that draws people in to eat too many. As long that person is not me! Ha1
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Best of both worlds!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Oh my goodness these look amazing! I could probably eat a whole pan!
I’ve always thought Ghirardelli made the best boxed brownies…and what a terrific shortcut for making these gorgeous cheesecake brownies!
Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
It’s been far too long since I’ve had a cheesecake brownie! Yours look perfect – I think it will become my go-to recipe!
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
Now this is my kind of brownie. My husband would also go nuts for this.
They look insanely good!
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
My absolute favorite add-in for a brownie…cheesecake! Delish!
Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence
Love the swirl!! Well done.
Sarah @ Bake Me A Scone
These brownies are positively gorgeous and sound so easy to prepare. What a delicious looking snack!
These are calling my name!
What an interesting coincidence! The other day I was chatting with a friend who also adores baking, and she divulged to me that her much well loved and devoured brownies were made from this same Ghirardelli mix. Needless to say, I will be baking these in the next few days, so thank you so much! Happy holidays and happy baking!
Heavenly! Your chocolate chip cheesecake brownies look incredibly irresistible and ever so luscious.