Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies or Pie

Guest post by Rachel

Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t, but it IS delicious!

My ex-boyfriend had two favorite desserts: cheese cake and anything with peanut butter and chocolate combined. When I found this recipe (while we were dating, of course!) I couldn’t wait to make it for him. I surprised him with it on day, and I was right, he loved it – and I was quite proud of my culinary skills. Since then we’ve parted ways, but while he’s no longer in my life….these brownies are! A more cynical woman than I might joke that I kept the better part. :) And they are even better than ever, because I’ve added a new twist…pie!

I “cheat” a little bit on these brownies, because I use a box mix. You can use whatever brownie recipe you like – If you’re in a more authentic mood, here’s the recipe for the chocolate brownie part:

  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Dutch process cocoa (or European Style)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

You can read the original post here: Then I follow the following recipe for the peanut butter cheesecake part:

Peanut Butter Mixture

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg

You get the marbled effect by pouring 2/3 of the batter into the pan, spooning chunks of the PB mixture on top of it, covering it with the remaining batter, and then swirling it around with a knife. Cool for better cutting and chill before serving. I love these brownies straight out of the freezer. They don’t tend to freeze through, just cold enough to taste fudgy!

I baked them recently for a book club meeting that I am hosting, and added a new twist. I baked it into a pie shell….yummy!!!

You can read more recipes, books, and other musings at my blog: The Rachel Chronicles
Happy baking and tasty eating!
Rachel

Photo Credit & Original recipe from: Cookie Madness

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Comments

  1. 1

    Oh, those look so awesome!! I should make some. But maybe I shoulnd’t. My ass is big enough. But they look so delicious! Hmmm. Decisions, decisions…

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    Audrey says

    That looks so good! My favorite food obsessions are cheesecake and the chocolate/pb combo too.

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    Lisa says

    Just wanted to make sure I should use a 9″ x 13″ pan?

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    Rachel says

    Hi Lisa,
    Yes, I use a 9×13 pan (ok, I use whatever I have handy, but the box mix usually calls for a 9×13).

    I will tell you that I have found that it takes what feels like a very long time to get that toothpick to come out clean, no matter the size pan or how long I cook it for – the brownies are very gooey.

    I hope you enjoy them!
    Rachel

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    Judy says

    What are the pie directions/instructions? Can’t wait to try this!
    Judy

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    Alyson says

    Love peanut butter with chocolate! We have made brownies in a pie pan too.
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    Merry Christmas!
    Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Ten Weeks!

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    Kathleen Johnson says

    These are awesome!! I made some for the family, I had one. They ate the rest in a matter of about 20 minutes. Thanks for the great recipe. I think you did keep the better part.

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    Gina says

    Oh I’ll be coming back to this post… Peanut Butter and Chocolate and Cheesecake are FAVORITE around here….

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    jodi keogh says

    peanut butter is descutsing who can eat it but the chocolate look very nice mmmmm deliciousssss