Oh yes, you heard me… Rich, chocolate brownie topped with creamy baked cheesecake all finished off with crunchy and delicious choc chip cookie. I know, it’s a discovery of epic proportions. One that I will probably tell my future grandchildren about. It’s almost like a beautiful story with a love triangle that just somehow, works. There’s no arguments, just beautiful, perfect harmony. Ok ok, I know, I’ll shut up now haha! Anywho, here is what you will need to make 12 bars!
For The Brownie Layer
For The Cheesecake Layer
For The Cookie Layer
Grease and line the base & sides of an 8″ square tin with baking/parchment paper and preheat your oven to 160°C/Fan 150°C.
(A loose bottomed tin would be best, but I didn’t have one and it still worked fine.)
To make the brownie layer, combine the melted butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder & salt together in a large bowl. Mix until combined well then, if the butter is still hot, allow to cool for a minute or two. (Or you will cook the eggs in the next stage, not what you want!)
Whilst the brownie is cooking, lets make the cookie dough.
Either in a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, add the butter, brown sugar, golden caster, salt, vanilla extract & milk. Mix until smooth.
Add in the flour and mix again until combined. Then throw in the chocolate chips, mix it all up again and pop into the fridge until needed.
Now take the cookie dough out the fridge, scoop out chunks and flatten them inbetween the palms of your hands. Layer it evenly over the cheesecake until there is no more dough left and no cheesecake is visible.
Now for the hard part, you need to let this baby cool completely before attempting to remove it from the tin. Otherwise you will land yourself in a right sticky mess and make it very difficult when it comes to cutting into individual bars.
So leave to cool at room temperature before placing in the fridge to chill for a minimum of 2 hours. (Better if left overnight.) Then slice into 12 portions.
When me and the Mr first tried these, we almost couldn’t work out whether we liked them or not. I mean, logically, you think – brownie, cheesecake & cookie – individually they’re absolutely delicious right? But together?
Well, it turned out, the more we ate, the more we really like them! I honestly think they taste even better after a day or two, once the flavours have really developed. First you get a hit of that gorgeously rich, chocolate brownie base, followed by a mellow sweetness from the vanilla cheesecake. And all that is topped off with chocolate chip cookie? Oh yeah, it’s pretty damn good.
Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed this week’s post my lovelies!
Until next time.