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Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies

Start with a box of brownie mix and add just a few things to make these totally terrific Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies. You won’t believe how simple it is to make these pretty layered treats!

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Yes! More brownies. Because life is busy and look how EASY  it is to turn out super fun desserts with a box of brownie mix! A week or so ago we had those {everything but the} Kitchen Sink Brownies. This week we have Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies.

I can’t ever make Neapolitan anything without referencing this poor man that will forever be burned into my brain because he asked me to get him the “Napoleon ice cream” from the freezer in this little store I used to manage. He was completely serious, and asked me for Napoleon ice cream no less than three times with his thick southern drawl, before it clicked in my brain that Napoleon = Neapolitan.

Easy Valentine's Day Brownies

So these are NEAPOLITAN Cheesecake Brownies. Not Napoleon Cheesecake Brownies, just for reference. Because that would be weird.

Every year when Valentine’s Day approaches I feel like it majorly sneaks up on me. I always end up with a zillion fun food ideas, but not enough time to execute them. These are easy enough that I was able to make them in between rescue events over the weekend. They took 5 minutes to mix up, 30 minutes to bake, and when I got back home I covered them with whipped cream. Plus conversation hearts and sprinkles.

Valentine's Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

Is there anything more fun than conversation hearts on your Neapolitan brownies? I’m not sure there is.

I sent these brownies to work with Chad because sometimes it’s fun to mix up a moment and surprise people with treats. Evan (the helper hands in all the Kitchen Sink Brownie photos) manned the stand mixer with the cream cheese while I whisked together the brownie mix by hand.

I bought Pillsbury Mocha Fudge brownie mix for these, and the tiny hint of coffee flavor? Chad noticed it right away and asked me about it. He asked me about it in a way that indicated he was talking in sentences that all end with exclamation points. What I’m saying is, Mocha Fudge was a good move. Honestly though I don’t think you could go wrong.

Neapolitan Brownies

One last thing worth noting is that I used REAL whipped cream. Because I love it and I usually have heavy cream on hand. So I included that in the ingredients and instructions. But! Feel free to bust out a can of whipped cream to cover the top here. Or non-dairy whipped topping. That works, too.

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies

 

 

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies

Yield: 12 large brownies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies come together crazy fast and are perfect for the busiest of days when you still need something cute to share with coworkers or kids at school. The pretty pink cheesecake layer and conversation hearts make this perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Brownie Mix (13 X 9 Family size) + the ingredients called for on the box
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • red food coloring
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (see note)
  • sprinkles and conversation hearts to garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare the brownie mix according to package instructions, following the directions for a 13 X 9 pan. Spread the brownie batter in the prepared pan. Hint: I like to line my pan with parchment paper. It makes for extra easy brownie removal.
  2. In a separate bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer if you have one) beat together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until fluffy. Add the red food coloring in until you reach your desired pink color.
  3. Gently spoon the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter and spread it evenly across.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes (at the 350°F the brownie box calls for). Let the brownies cool completely.
  5. To make the whipped topping, beat together the heavy cream and powdered sugar using your mixer's whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
  6. Spread the whipped cream over the top and then top with the conversation hearts and sprinkles.

Notes

If you don't want to make your own sweetened whipped cream, feel free to use non-dairy whipped topping or spread whipped cream from a can over the top just before serving

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 103 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 4g Protein: 1g

 

 

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