Recipe: Mocha Cheesecake Brownies
A rich and creamy take on a classic dessert.

Recipe: Mocha Cheesecake Brownies

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Brownies are a tried-and-true classic and delicious on their own. But sometimes your sweet tooth seeks out something more than just chocolate. These brownies combine two tasty desserts into one, and they are very easy to prepare. The longest step in the process was letting the brownies cool off before putting the topping on.

This dessert may look very sugary, but most of the sweetness comes from the brownie itself. The cheesecake layer is rich and offers more flavor to elevate the dessert. There are many ways to customize this dessert as well – different flavored puddings can be swapped in if you’re looking for a particular flavor, and the cream cheese or Cool Whip could easily be colored to fit in with a festive celebration. //

 

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 3.4 oz box vanilla pudding
  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 16 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
  • ½ cup hot water
  • Cocoa powder

 

Directions

  1.  Bake brownies according to the package directions and let cool completely.
  2. Dissolve instant coffee in warm milk, then whisk in pudding mix.
  3. Beat the cream cheese in another bowl until it is creamy, then add sour cream and beat the mixture on low speed.
  4. Gently fold in half the Cold Whip.
  5. Spread the pudding mixture on top of the brownies, then top with the remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate until it is time to serve, and dust with cocoas powder before serving.
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Mocha Cheesecake Brownies

A rich and creamy take on a classic dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Topping 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Brownie

  • 1 Brownie Box Mix

Topping

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 3.4 oz box of instant vanilla pudding
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 16 oz cool whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Bake brownies according to the package directions and let cool completely.
    1 Brownie Box Mix
  • Dissolve instant coffee in warm milk, then whisk in pudding mix.
    1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp instant coffee, 3.4 oz box of instant vanilla pudding
  • Beat the cream cheese in another bowl until it is creamy, then add sour cream and beat the mixture on low speed.
    8 oz package of cream cheese, softened, 1 cup sour cream
  • Gently fold in half the Cold Whip.
    16 oz cool whip, thawed
  • Spread the pudding mixture on top of the brownies, then top with the remaining Cool Whip.
  • Refrigerate until it is time to serve
  • Dust with cocoas powder before serving.
Keyword Brownie, Cocoa, Coffee, Cool Whip, Cream Cheese, Pudding