These Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Brownie Bars are the delicious combination of three different desserts. A rich, soft brownie is the base for a cinnamon cheesecake that is then topped with caramel, chocolate ganache and a dusting of cinnamon.
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If you have a significant other, you know how hard it is to find “couple” friends. You know, when both of you get along really well with both of them? Lucky for us, we met an amazing couple who we now call friends exactly one week after moving to Cleveland at our street’s block party. We have kids the same age, we share the same interests – big sigh – it’s pretty awesome. They’ve also become taste testers for many of my recipes, including these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Brownie Bars!
Last weekend, Andy was out of town and so the menagerie and I got together with our friends Dave and Megan and their daughters for a play date and dinner. I casually mentioned that I had dessert to share and after dinner, Dave made it a point to figure out how he was going to get said dessert from me. Even to the point of following us home so I could package some of these bars up for him. Talk about flattery!
Luckily, this dessert didn’t disappoint! In fact, I received a text shortly thereafter from Megan announcing they had been given four thumbs up. These Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Brownie Bars are the delicious combination of three different desserts. A rich, soft brownie is the base for a cinnamon cheesecake that is then topped with caramel, chocolate ganache and a dusting of cinnamon.
The secret ingredient to making sure these bars will satisfy any snickerdoodle fan? Each layer incorporates Robert Rothschild Farm’s Snickerkicker Coffee. There’s coffee in the brownies, coffee in the cheesecake and even coffee in the ganache! But non-coffee drinkers, don’t write this recipe off just yet, I’m one of you!
Although I’m not a fan of drinking coffee, I love to cook with it as it imparts such a great depth of flavor, especially to baked goods! This coffee lends the classic taste of snickerdoodle cookies with a hint of roasted hazlenuts and milk chocolate. I mean really, what’s not to love?
And for the coffee drinkers, now you have a perfectly paired dessert and coffee combo! You’re welcome.
I love the look of these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Brownie Bars after they’re sliced and put onto a serving platter. Each individual layer is visible and makes this dessert even harder to resist!
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This recipe was written in partnership with Robert Rothschild Farm. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this brand that allows me the opportunity to create content for Melanie Makes.