Toffee Cheesecake Brownies and 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

I know brownies aren’t really cookies but when I saw these over at Buns In My Oven I knew I had to make them. I mean brownies AND cheesecake? That has my name all over it! I added a little something extra to her recipe… Heath toffee bits. Because doesn’t everything taste better with Heath toffee bits!?!?!

And what better thing to make for week 5 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies? Yep, you read that right. Week 5!!! That means Christmas is in 7 weeks! That can’t be right. Holy cow!


  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces (I used salted)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • Heath Toffee Bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. I used my fantastic perfect brownie pan. Have you heard of it? It’s awesome. It makes the perfect brownie. I guess that’s where they got the name =o)

Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler (or use the microwave like I did, but be careful not to burn the chocolate) stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and beat in the 2/3 cup sugar and 2 eggs. The recipe says to sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Ummmm… sift? What is this word sift? =o) Stir in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Spread in the prepared pan.

In your mixer, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, 5 tbsp of sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Here’s where you add the good part – Heath toffee bits. I added the entire bag because I love these little morsels of deliciousness!

Drop large spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture over the brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl the cheesecake through the brownie mixture.

(Hey, I never said I was a professional brownie swirler.)

Bake for 35 minutes or until the batter in the center of the pan is just set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Lift out the brownies using the foil and cut into squares. (Or if you have the perfect brownie pan, boom, they are already cut into perfect squares!

They are quite tasty! Super moist and the toffee adds a ton of flavor!

Now sit back and enjoy! And don’t forget to check all the wonderful recipes in this weeks blog hop put on by Abby Sweets. What? You missed the previous weeks? Don’t fret! You can check them out here, here and here. (I know that’s just three. I was a week late in joining. )

And come check out the other great linky parties on my sidebar!

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  1. Yum, these look delish!

  2. I think we must be soul sisters – this is RIGHT up my alley too. =D I LOVE cheesecake, brownies – and toffee bits!? Oh my! Can’t wait to try these….they look awesome and yummy.

  3. Holy cow these look yummy! I might have to blame you and you alone for my demise this holiday season lol

  4. I agree… brownies and cheesecake, you just can’t go wrong.

  5. These look fabulous! I love the addition of toffee bits!

  6. Thanks for the linky! I added my Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies recipe post 🙂

  7. 7 weeks? I can’t get over that! I’d better get crackin!

  8. YUM!! I wanted to eat them right off your blog. These look and sound incredible. Thanks for the reminder of how close Christmas really is…scary!!

  9. I hope you save me one of these. Dang, they look good. Excellent photos, Erin, good enough to eat. Nice post.

  10. So decadent! They turned out beautifully!

  11. What an incredible brownie- cheesecake AND toffee added? YUM

  12. I wholeheartedly agree that toffee bits make everything better. These brownies sure have a lot going for them.

  13. Hi there,

    New follower from the Blog Hops. Love the blog…so cute. 🙂 These looks delish.

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  15. I cannot believe there are only seven weeks until Christmas…yikes! I have not bought one gift.

    Your brownies look amazing. I love brownies with cheesecake, and I bet those toffee bits really put these over the top..yum!

  16. Ya, cheesecake and brownies are just a match made in heaven. I can’t resist either! LOVE them with toffee here too! Thanks!

  17. Erin….I just love your taste! I too would’ve immediately got down to business and made these brownies right away once I saw the recipe. Soooo yummy!!! And love the extra touch of toffee sprinkled ontop!

  18. Those brownies sound YUMMY! We are having a BLOG HOP party too… if you have any recipes with Pumpkin in them, please come share!!

  19. These are amazing! Definitely going on my Christmas cookie trays this year!

    Thanks for your kind thoughts and comments for my mother last week, sorry I’m so late stopping by.

  20. My pants just got tighter! I think I would have to make these, eat one then bring the rest to my neighbor to keep from eatingthe whole thing in one sitting! come link this up for a chance to win my Get Organized Giveaway!

  21. Wow these look fabulous!!! I have to try them. I am your newest follower. Come join me sometime at

  22. OMG-those brownies look so good! & yes, I’m sure everything is better with Heath toffee bits!

  23. Yummy, yummy, & YUMMY!!! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try!!!

  24. O. M. G. these look fabulous! Yummo! Thanks for linking up!

  25. Popping back over to say thanks for linking these up to Tailgating Time too! 🙂

  26. Oh my gosh! Those look too good! Yummy!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

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