EASY BROWNIE CHEESECAKE BITES

A box mix jump-starts this easy bite-sized cheesecake-swirled brownie bites recipe!

EASY BROWNIE CHEESECAKE BITES

INGREDIENTS
For Brownies:
  1. 1 box Brownie Mix (choose one that yields an 8x8 or 9x9-inch pan size)
  2. All ingredients called for on brownie mix box

For Cheesecake Filling:
  1. 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese (or Neufchatel Cheese), softened to room temperature
  2. 1 Egg Yolk
  3. 3 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare 2 large mini muffin pans by generously spraying with nonstick spray. (*Recipe yields 36 brownie bites; if you do not have enough muffin cups to bake all the batter at once, you may also bake this in batches.*)
  • Prepare brownie batter as directed on brownie mix box. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat together Cream Cheese, Egg Yolk, and Sugar on medium/high speed until very creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Spoon Cream Cheese Mixture into a sandwich bag (ziplock), and make a tiny hole by snipping off one bottom corner of the bag with scissors.
  • Fill each mini muffin cup half full with brownie batter (about 1 Tablespoon). Squeeze (pipe) about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese mixture over each brownie batter base. Using a toothpick, swirl the cream cheese slightly over the top.