Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Bars

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Serves: 6-8
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1/2 c butter, melted
2 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp red food coloring
2/3 c all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 c granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald Recipe
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Brooklyn, OH (pop. 11,169)
Member Since Aug 2010
Annamaria's notes for this recipe:
I made these from a recipe I stumbled upon the Internet. Oh my gosh they were so good. I never really had Red Velvet cake so I thought that this would be a great start. So good I am sure you'll love them! Photo by Baking Bites.
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Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 8 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.) Butter the parchment.
In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir until combined and very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Add chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Add flour and salt and stir until just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
To prepare cheesecake mixture, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth. Distribute the cheesecake mixture in 8 dollops over batter in the pan. Swirl in with a knife or spatula.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.
Let cool completely in pan on a cooling rack before lifting out the parchment paper to remove the brownies.

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user Deb Crane songchef - Jul 16, 2011
Ohhh..... saved! :) Scary, I have all the ingredients to make these.....hmmm..... ;)
user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jul 16, 2011
This looks very good and easy ~ saving this one.
user Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM - Jul 16, 2011
Let me know how you like them. Deb if you make them, take a pic if you can! I'd love to see them.
user Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM - Jul 16, 2011
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user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Jul 16, 2011
Welcome back Annamaria! These look dangerous!

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