Friday, September 20, 2013

20--- Marbled Cheesecake Brownie Bites

I almost gave these brownie bites an (ish), as in 20(ish).  Why? Well.......these are pre-portioned desserts.  

Desserts aren't a problem unless your portion is in distortion, right?

Marbled Cheesecake Brownie Bites
Makes ~2 dozen bites

Brownie batter
4 Tbsp butter
2 oz chopped dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Cheesecake batter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp beaten egg yolk
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make brownie batter, heat butter in the top pan of a double boiler.  When butter is melted, whisk in chocolate until melted, then add in the sugar.  Remove from heat and allow to cool for ~3 minutes, then whisk in egg, flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.

Spray a mini muffin pan generously with baking spray.  Spoon brownie batter into each cup, filling each halfway.  Set aside.

To make cheesecake batter, use a handheld mixer to combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Spoon ~1 tsp cheesecake batter onto the top of each cup of brownie batter.  Use a toothpick to swirl the batters together.

Bake for ~13-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a brownie bite comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before gently removing and serving.

Allow bites to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container.

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