Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cheesecake Blondies with Walnuts

These were like two classic baked goods combined into one delicious bar. A chewy walnut blondide topped with a layer of creamy new york cheesecake and cut into delicious squares of heaven. In one word: amazing.

If you're not up for making your own blondie dough, feel free to use a chocolate chip cookie mix or canned dough.

Cheesecake Blondie Bars
Makes 9" Square Pan

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 cup white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease/line a 9" square pan.

2. BLONDIE LAYER: Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nuts. Mix well and set aside. Melt butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Cool slightly. Add egg and vanilla and blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well. Spread into pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

3. CHEESECAKE LAYER: Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the blondie batter.

4. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set in the middle when you jiggle the pan. Cool fully in pan then cut into bars and serve.


Anonymous said...

I seriously want to eat that up!

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I've made it for three different parties in the last ten days, the second and third time under request. I brown the butter instead of just melting it, and double the cheesecake layer, to make an out of this world dessert.