Anytime a recipe contains these three words together - Snickers + Cheesecake + Brownies - you know you've got a winner! I'm a huge fan of Snickers bars and although I try really hard to steer myself away from the Snickers counter (or chocolate, in general) whenever I'm out shopping, I do sneak it into my diet about once a month. Hey, everything in moderation does not a man kill. How I wish I have the same strategy in place when it comes to butter!
The cake is made up of a decadent brownie layer, topped with a layer of chocolate cheesecake, topped again with slices of Snickers. I followed the original recipe to a near 'T' but still wanted a bit of 'me' in there so I added coffee to the cheesecake layer, replaced the white sugar with brown for a hint of molasses, and upped the amount of Snickers because... well, because I can, that's why!
1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Coffee Cheesecake and Snickers layer
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1 (250g/8oz) brick cream cheese
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 full-sized Snickers bars, sliced into pieces
1. Preheat oven to 175F/350C and grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.
2. Combine the melted butter with the sugar and cocoa. Add the eggs and stir well. Add the flour, salt and vanilla. Pour the brownie batter into the greased pan.
3. Beat cheesecake layer ingredients together in a mixing bowl until very smooth. Spoon over the brownie batter and carefully spread to the edges of the pan.
4. Arrange the Snickers bar pieces all over the batter. Bake for 35 minutes (if you are using a glass pan, lower the heat to 160F/325C). Remove from oven and cool, then place in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Photo & recipe shared from: http://foodivakitchen.blogspot.com/2011/10/secret-recipe-club-snickers-coffee.html