Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie

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This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is pretty much dessert bliss if you like peppermint. The bottom layer is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is pretty much dessert bliss if you like peppermint. The bottom layer is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a peppermint crunch mousse that will knock your socks off. 

Well yesterday was my first day snowboarding in the 2017/2018 season. We were in Bend this past weekend getting some stuff done for our wedding and made sure we saved a day to go to the Mt. Bachelor. Neither one of us have ever snowboarded there but we plan to go back after the wedding for couple days so let’s say we were just doing some research.

It was a snowy day with plenty of powder turns. Coming off a badly sprained foot a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to ride much, but I muscled through it for a few hours and had a ton of fun! These are the days we live for.

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

December is going to go by very quickly. We’re heading to Phoenix this week for my little brother’s wedding! It’s super exciting and I know I’m going to be a teary mess. No matter what, I will always think of my brother as 5 years old. He’s accomplished so much, and I seriously cannot wait until this weekend.

With Christmas right around the corner I though you might need some new peppermint desserts to spice up your routine.

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is pretty much dessert bliss if you like peppermint. The bottom layer is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

Okay I promise this is the last Brownie Mousse Cake for 2017, I know there was a lot but once you find something you love, it’s really difficult not to do 3000 variations of it. Did you see the Caramel Hot Chocolate Brownie one I made last week? Nom nom nom.

For the brownie, you can grab a boxed mix, or make them homemade, you just need to make them in a 9-inch spring form pan. If you don’t have one of them you can use a 9-inch square or round pan, but I would plan on slicing these as bars from the pan instead.

The peppermint cheesecake is actually a white chocolate cheesecake with a touch of peppermint extract and peppermint chips. I chose not to tint this with red food coloring, but you could certainly do it. I liked the white color with the pop of peppermint chips.

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

To top off this dessert, I made a small batch of hot chocolate whipped cream.  When it’s ready to serve, I drizzled it with a huge scoop of hot fudge sauce and garnished it with some crushed peppermint baking chips.

Between the brownie, the peppermint cheesecake and the hot chocolate whipped cream, there are so many holiday flavors to be enjoyed in just one bite!

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a no-bake peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

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This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is pretty much dessert bliss if you like peppermint. The bottom layer is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a peppermint crunch mousse that will knock your socks off. 

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie

  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 slices

Description

This Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Brownie is pretty much dessert bliss if you like peppermint. The bottom layer is a fudgy brownie and it topped with a peppermint bark cheesecake that will knock your socks off.

Ingredients

For the brownie:

  • 1 box fudgy chocolate brownie mix (19.9oz box)
  • Ingredients listed on the box: oil, eggs, water

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 6 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup peppermint baking chips
  • Hot fudge sauce for garnish
  • 12 Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins for garnish

Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate powder (about 2 packets)

Instructions

  1. For the brownie layer: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the brownie mix, with the ingredients listed on the box. Stir until the batter is well combined and there are no dry ingredients left.
  3. Pour the batter into the spring form pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes until the center is baked but still slightly fudgy. Allow the brownie to cool completely.
  4. For the peppermint bark cheesecake: Place 1 tablespoon of cold water in a small dish. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water, trying to spread the powder evenly. Allow the gelatin to turn to a solid (about 2-3 minutes).
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate and 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. Microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring each time until the chocolate is melted.
  6. Next, melt the gelatin in the microwave for 5-8 seconds until it turns back to a liquid. Watch it closely! Stir the liquid gelatin into the melted chocolate and set it aside to cool
  7. Prepare the whipped cream. Chill a metal mixing bowl and wire whisk in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Then pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream starts to thicken. Slowly add the powdered sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set the whipped cream aside.
  8. Soften the unwrapped cream cheese in the microwave for 15 seconds. Change the mixer to the paddle attachment and beat the cream cheese until it’s completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  9. Next, add the melted chocolate and peppermint extract to the cream cheese, beating until it’s completely mixed. Fold the peppermint baking chips into the filling.
  10. Lastly, fold in the prepared whipped cream and mix until all ingredients are combined. Pour the filling over the cooled brownie, spread evenly and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until the cheesecake filling is set.
  11. Prior to serving, drizzle with warm hot fudge sauce (heat according to the instructions on the jar) and sprinkle with additional peppermint baking chips.
  12. For the hot chocolate whipped cream: Prepare a batch of hot chocolate whipped cream. Chill the mixing bowl for 10 minutes. Pour the heavy whipping cream into the chilled bowl and use an electric mixer to beat the heavy cream on medium-high speed until the cream starts to thicken.
  13. Next, add the powdered hot cocoa and continuing beating until stiff peak form. Pipe the border of cake using a large open round tip. Place Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins around the edges of the cheesecake.
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5 Responses
  1. Anna R Grow

    Thank you for all the great tips! I have been blogging a short time. So much to learn and keep up with! But I love it all and found that Food Bloggers are the Best! I am making wonderful friends along the way! I can’t wait to dig in to more of your links here and learn! Sharing with each other is a blessing! Thank you again!

  2. D Dell

    “These are the days we live for….”
    I love that.
    I must share this recipe for the holiday season. It looks amazing. So much planning mixed with so much fun. Love your balance.

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