Throwing myself back into cooking as soon as we finally had all our luggage unpacked, laundry washed, and wedding gift organization completed meant a fun recipe had to be tested. Thankfully, one of our favorite couples is celebrating each of their birthdays this weekend (a “dirty thirty” yesterday and her husband today.) Plus, G is an Independence Baby with his own “dirty thirty” on the 4th. So the four of us went on a double date to a local restaurant and competed in a few board games last night while enjoying this tasty dessert.
I found the original recipe on Domestically Blissful and opted for a few switches to the recipe to attempt in making it a bit “healthier.” For those of you health-conscious, though, still stay clear — it is definitely not the healthiest option out there! But for those who aren’t afraid to splurge every now and again, this recipe was a HUGE hit among everyone and will be taking a permanent place in my own cook book for future use.
Blackberry Cheesecake Oreo Brownie Bars
Just another way to eat the best cookie around...
Be sure to check the mirror after enjoying this dessert! Those blackberry seeds will ruin a smile. 🙂
- Brownie Mix (I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies.)
- 1 OREO Package (I chose double stuffed.)
- 2 Packages of 8 Ounce Cream Cheese, softened
- 2/3 Cup Stevia (or sugar)
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Blackberries
- 1 Tablespoon Stevia (or sugar)
- Preheat the oven according to your brownie mix recipe instructions
- Follow the directions to make the brownie batter, and set to the side
- Blend the cream cheese until light and creamy
- Add in the 2/3 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, & 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and blend, then set to the side
- Puree the blackberries and 1 Tbsp sugar
- Pour the brownie mix & spread evenly on the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan
- Add a layer of Oreos
- Cover with the cheesecake mixture
- Drizzle and swirl the blackberry mixture on top of the cheesecake
- Bake according to the brownie directions or until the cheesecake is firm and a toothpick comes out clean
- Let cool and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
I had a bit of an issue getting the layers to cook at the same speed. If the cheesecake is done but the brownie is not, simply cover with foil and bake until the toothpick comes out clean.