Saturday, March 18, 2017

Do Si Do Cheesecake Brownies

I love Girl Scout cookies!  That said there are some flavors I love more than others.  Apparently my boys feel the same way because we were given a box of Do Si Do cookies and they sat in our cabinet for a week.... and no one had opened them!

I couldn't believe it; and not wanting to eat the whole box myself I started rooting trough the pantry to see what I could make using our box of Girl Scout cookies as one of the main ingredients.

Our Do Si Do No- Bake Cheesecake Brownies were born and boy were they amazing!



One of the first things my husband asked was if I had written down the recipe so I could make them again soon.  We all loved them that much!


Ingredients:

For the brownies:
Box of brownie mix (we used the family size for a 13 x 9 pan)
All the ingredients called for on the brownie mix box
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips; divided

For the peanut butter cream cheese layer:
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 box Do Si Do cookies (though Nutter Butter cookies would work too)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the gnache:
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
The rest of the semi- sweet morsels
1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter


For the brownies:
In a bowl mix up the brownie mix with all the ingredients called for on the box.  Pour them into a 13 x 9 pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and bake according to package directions.




For the peanut butter cheesecake:
Meanwhile in a food processor crumble up all the cookies.




Transfer cookie crumbs to the stand mixer bowl and combine with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.




For the gnache:
In a small saucepan over low heat combine 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1/4 cup milk, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.  Add in a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and stir until well blended and smooth.





Once the brownies are cooked and cooled add dollops of the cream cheese mixture and then spread in a nice thin layer.




Pour gnache over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until hardened; about an hour.


Slice and enjoy!



Ingredients:
For the brownies:
Box of brownie mix (we used the family size for a 13 x 9 pan)
All the ingredients called for on the brownie mix box
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips; divided
For the peanut butter cream cheese layer:
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 box Do Si Do cookies (though Nutter Butter cookies would work too)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the gnache:
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
The rest of the semi- sweet morsels
1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter

For the brownies:
Step 1: In a bowl mix up the brownie mix with all the ingredients called for on the box.  Pour them into a 13 x 9 pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and bake according to package directions.
For the peanut butter cheesecake:
Step 2: Meanwhile in a food processor crumble up all the cookies.
Step 3: Transfer cookie crumbs to the stand mixer bowl and combine with cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
For the gnache:
Step 4: In a small saucepan over low heat combine 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1/4 cup milk, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.  Add in a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and stir until well blended and smooth.
Assembly:
Step 5: Once the brownies are cooked and cooled add dollops of the cream cheese mixture and then spread in a nice thin layer.
Step 6: Pour gnache over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until hardened; about an hour.



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11 comments :

  1. These brownies look awesome. Pinning.
    Have a great weekend,
    Bev

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  2. I seriously wish these could jump off the screen and into my mouth right now!! They look soooo good!

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  3. Your brownies have been featured on Smell Good Sunday! I would love for you to share again this week http://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/03/smell-good-sunday-13.html

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  5. Pinning this! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday :)

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    1. They were! We'll definitely be making them again.

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  6. These looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at our Cookie Exchange!

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    1. They were amazing! But I tend to love anything with ganache!

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