Ok, I admit it – I’m a theme person. I just cannot let a holiday or special occasion pass without making a special dessert or drink to celebrate it. While these Marbled Mint Cheesecake Brownies are delicious any time of the year, you’d better believe they are making an appearance at our St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Marbled Mint Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
I perfected my brownie recipe a couple years ago and there’s been no turning back. While I have a kid-friendly black bean brownie recipe when I feel like making something a bit healthier, this recipe is my go-to for rich, decadent brownies with a crispy top making that perfect middle ground between fudge-y and cake-y.
The best part about this recipe, though? You can really play it up. There are tons of different brownie recipes and ways to make them, the options are endless – add frosting, fun new mix-ins, or do what we did here and make a marbled cheesecake brownie!
We went with mint for St. Patrick’s Day but you can really make the cheesecake swirl any flavor that works with chocolate – orange, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. Actually, those all sound super delicious and might have to be my next kitchen experiments!
It may seem like 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract isn’t going to make much of a difference, but trust me – a little bit goes a long way!
The one change I would make the next time I make this recipe is that I would use a spoon and actually dig into the brownie layer, pulling up spoonfuls of brownie batter during the marbling step. Usually, I find a knife run through the top works great, but for this recipe, the densities of the cheesecake and brownie batters are too different.
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Ingredients to Make Marbled Mint Cheesecake Brownies
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- 1-8oz package cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 8×8″ square pan
- Medium saucepan
- 2 medium-sized mixing bowls
- Whisk or wooden spoon
- Electric mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
Do you like planning special treats for the holidays? Who would you enjoy these decadent mint cheesecake brownies with? Find more decadent chocolate recipes by checking out the ever popular Chocolate Lasagna, these Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes, this amazing MINT Chocolate Lasagna, or this Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!