Espresso Cheesecake Bars

Annamaria Settanni McDonald

By
@ArtByASM

I love the taste of espresso and chocolate together. This is a great dessert for the coffee and chocolate lovers alike!


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Serves:

24

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

ESPRESSO BROWNIE CRUST

1 pkg
double chocolate brownie mix for 13x9 inch pan
2 tsp
instant espresso powder
1/3 c
water
1/3 c
oil
1
egg

ESPRESSO CHEESECAKE LAYER

2
8oz. packages of cream cheese softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 c
semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
3
eggs
1 Tbsp
instant espresso powder
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In medium bowl, stir together brownie mix, water, oil, 1 egg and espresso powder until moistened (about 40 strokes). Spoon batter into lightly greased 13x9-inch pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
2
Place cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed 1 minute or until smooth. Add melted chocolate and mix on low speed until blended. Add 3 eggs, espresso powder and vanilla and continue to mix on low speed until blended. Spoon cream cheese mixture over crust and spread evenly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until filling is set temp around 325 to 350 is fine. Cool thoroughly before cutting. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired. Store in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy