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Caramel Cheesecake Brownies

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Caramel Cheesecake Brownies are a delightful treat that is not only delicious but also easy to make. Whether you are hosting an intimate family dinner or a large-scale event, these brownies are sure to be a hit with your guests.

A white plate of caramel cheesecake brownies with a glass of milk in the background.

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These Caramel Cream Cheese Brownies only require a handful of ingredients, and most of those ingredients you probably already have on hand. These brownies are also a breeze to make and turn out rich, chewy, and delicious.

Why you should make these Caramel Cheesecake Brownies

  • Easy to find ingredients – All the ingredients are easy to find in your pantries or at your local grocery store.
  • Easy to make – while these caramel brownies do require quite a bit of baking time they don’t take a lot of effort.
  • Everyone loves these brownies– Caramel Brownies are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone at your party!

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars recipe!

Ingredients Needed For Caramel Cheesecake Brownies

Ingredients for caramel cheesecake brownies on a marble countertop.
  • fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients on the back of the box)

For the caramel sauce

  • light brown sugar
  • butter
  • milk
  • vanilla

For the cheesecake

  • cream cheese
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  • eggs
  • Prepared caramel sauce

How to Make Caramel Cheesecake Brownies

Collage of creating the brownie.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. Start by making the caramel sauce.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted. (Photo 1)
  5. Whisk in brown sugar and milk. Heat over medium heat, bringing to a boil. (Photo 2)
  6. Boil for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Place your caramel sauce into the refrigerator or freezer to cool.
  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix and the ingredients from the back of the box. Prepare according to directions. Pour the brownie batter into your 9×13 dish. (Photos 3 & 4)
Collage of assembling the caramel cheesecake brownie.
  1. Once the caramel has cooled slightly, begin making your caramel cheesecake topping. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Add sugar, and mix again until incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix again until combined. (Photo 5)
  3. Add in caramel sauce. Mix one last time to combine the caramel with the cheesecake. (Photo 6)
  4. Pour caramel cheesecake mixture into the pan on top of your brownie batter. Use a toothpick or butter knife to add swirls into the cheesecake batter. (Photos 7 & 8)
  5. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. The cheesecake layer will still be slightly moist.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
A stack of caramel cheesecake brownies.

Storage

These brownies will keep well in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Tips For Caramel Cheesecake Brownies

  • Don’t overmix your brownie mix as that can make them tough.
  • If you want extra caramel flavor, drizzle some caramel sauce on top.
  • You can use store-bought or homemade caramel sauce for this recipe.
  • For easy removal of your brownies, line your pan with parchment paper, and once the brownies cool you can remove the parchment paper from the pan.

Substitutions and Variations

  • For salted caramel brownies, add a pinch of salt to the caramel sauce.
  • Dark brown sugar can be used in place of light brown sugar for a sweeter caramel sauce.
  • Instead of making homemade caramel sauce, you can use store-bought.
  • Chopped nuts like pecans can be added for a turtle flavor for your brownies.
A pile of caramel cheesecake brownies.

Caramel Cheesecake Brownies FAQs

Can I use unsalted butter?

Yes, you can use unsalted butter.

Can I freeze Caramel Swirl brownies?

Yes, these cream cheese caramel brownies freeze well before cutting.

How long can I keep a caramel brownie?

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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Caramel Cheesecake Brownies


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields 12 Brownies
These Caramel Cheesecake Brownies are the perfect blend of two classic flavors, and they're so easy to make. So delicious!

Ingredients 

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box

Caramel Sauce:

Caramel Cheesecake Swirl:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • cup (133 ⅓ g) sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Prepared caramel sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Start by making the caramel sauce.
  • In a small saucepan, heat butter until melted.
  • Whisk in brown sugar and milk. Heat over medium heat, bringing to a boil.
  • Boil for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Place your caramel sauce into the refrigerator or freezer to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix and the ingredients from the back of the box. Prepare according to directions. Pour the brownie batter into your 9×13 dish.
  • Once caramel has cooled slightly, begin making your caramel cheesecake topping. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sugar, and mix again until incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix again until combined.
  • Add in caramel sauce. Mix one last time to combine the caramel with the cheesecake.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 451kcal (23%) Carbohydrates: 65g (22%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 19g (29%) Saturated Fat: 9g (56%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 70mg (23%) Sodium: 274mg (12%) Potassium: 108mg (3%) Sugar: 52g (58%) Vitamin A: 572IU (11%) Calcium: 74mg (7%) Iron: 2mg (11%)

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