Brownie Bottom Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars

I have some exciting news to share with you!   I was the lucky winner this week of a brand-new cookbook called “What Katie Ate” thanks to a great blog I visit often called Something Swanky.  Both of these blogs have been a great inspiration for me and I would highly recommend checking them out.  You can visit Katie’s blog here and Something Swanky here.

I’m also so excited because this weekend is my girls’ annual shopping trip to the US!  I can’t wait to shop for Christmas presents and most of all, baking goods that I can’t get here in Canada (hello, Biscoff!).  I plan on spending more time in the food aisles than in the toy section.  Sorry kids, but you’ll love all the goodies I’m going to bake up for Christmas!  Shopping here I come!

If you’re looking for a dense, moist brownie recipe then look no further.   And, if you like cheesecake too, then you have to try this recipe.  I’ve never had a cheesecake with a brownie bottom before but I knew I couldn’t go wrong with the combination.

I found two recipes and combined them to make these outrageous bars.  I also just discovered Eagle Brand’s Dulce de Leche Sweetened Condensed Milk and I was in heaven!  I’m not a big sweetened-condensed-milk-kinda-person but this new version is divine!  I’m sure there’s going to be more recipes in the future using it.

Brownie recipe is adapted from David Lebovitz,  Cheesecake recipe is adapted from Closet Cooking

Brownie Bottom Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars
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Serves: 16
  • For the Brownie bottom:
  • 8 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • For the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake topping:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup Eagle Brand Dulce de Leche Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. For the Brownie bottom:
  3. Line an 8X8 square pan with a long sheet of aluminum foil that covers the bottom and reaches up the sides. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly over very low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, and then the flour. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. For the cheesecake topping:
  6. In a stand-up mixer, whisk together sugar, cream cheese, egg, and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Pour over brownie bottom. Pour Dulce de Leche sauce over cheesecake mixture and gently swirl together. I used a wooden skewer to do this and it worked perfect.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Once brownies are cool, remove from pan by lifting foil on each side. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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  1. Elizabeth – these look INCREDIBLE! I drooled just a bit….okay, a lot. Hard not to! Have a fabulous time shopping Stateside! XO

  2. This sounds heavenly! I love how fudgy the brownie layer looks! :)

    Have a great trip!!

  3. Your pictures make me want to come through my computer screen and grab one! They look super yummy. Pinning so I don’t forget about them :)

  4. I’m not the biggest fan of cheesecake but I LOVE dulce de leche and brownies. Yummy.

  5. Oh wow…these look really irresistible! I would really like to make it. Thanks very much for sharing.

  6. I wish I could reach for one… :) Fantastic!

  7. These look so delicious. All my favourite flavours in one place :) Hope you’re having a great shopping weekend!

  8. cheeriosandlattes1 says:

    Oh my goodness, these look dangerous! Great flavor combos here too! :) Thanks for sharing this on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes this week! We love having you join us! Have a great week!
    Mackenzie :)

  9. Great combo, it look yummy. I would like a nice bar right now!
    Enjoy your shopping trip!

  10. Wow, your brownies look so dense and fudgey! Yum!

  11. OMG – these look FANTASTIC
    I so wish I could eat one now :)

  12. They are in the oven as we speak Lizzy. Missed you yesterday
    Melissa xo

  13. I have no idea how I missed seeing these brownies before! They look awesome!!! You have me craving brownies for breakfast now!!!

  14. Delish…Liz!! These look to-die-for!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  15. These look amazing! Pinning for later!


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