Ghost Cheesecake Brownies

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween!

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Cheesecake brownies have been so popular now for a long time. I wanted to make a batch, but since Halloween was coming up I thought I’d mix it up and play with the cheesecake filling!

Ghost cheesecake brownies, so cute it’s scary!

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

I made this batch of chewy brownies using a boxed mix. I used a fudge brownie mix to make sure these were nice and dense, just like I like my brownies.

But, feel free to use any brownie recipe you have that calls for a 9×13 baking dish. I’ve also found that you need to cook the brownies for about 3-5 minutes longer than the directions call for.

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Ghost Cheesecake Brownies Directions:

  • Mix brownie mix with water, eggs, and melted butter (yum!). Pour half of the batter into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Mix the cheesecake batter which includes cream cheese, egg, flour, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Pour 2/3 of the cheesecake batter on top of the brownie mix, smooth over the top. Pour the remaining brownie batter on top of the cheesecake and smooth out evenly.
  • Place dollops of the remaining cheesecake all over the top. Taking a knife, drag through the dollops to make a ghost tail.
  • Bake, let cool completely. Add chocolate chips for eyes and a mouth, and that’s it!

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

Super easy!

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

SUPER cute!

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

 

I’d rather make regular cheesecake brownies, what do I do differently?

Of course, you don’t have to make these into ghosts. To make traditional cheesecake brownies, just swirl the cheesecake mixture into the brownie batter in figure 8’s with a knife or toothpick.

 

Alternate toppings and mix-ins:

  • Mix crushed up Oreos into the cheesecake batter, then swirl! Oreo Cheesecake Brownies, WOAH! Okay, I’m stealing that one for myself!
  • Add dollops of salted caramel along with the cheesecake batter and swirl everything together. Instant Salted Caramel Cheesecake Brownies… stealing this one again!!
  • Sundae. Picture it: Sliced cheesecake brownie. Topped with ice cream. Hot fudge. Candied pecans. TURTLE CHEESECAKE BROWNIE SUNDAES!

 

Check out these Mini Halloween Cheesecakes from Parrish:

 

 

Even more brownie recipes:

 

Ghost Cheesecake Brownies
 
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Serves: 24 servings
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Ingredients
  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Cheesecake Batter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
Brownie Assembly
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan, set aside.
  2. Mix the brownie mix, eggs, water, and melted butter in a large bowl. Stir by hand or with a hand mixer until combined and there are no dry patches. Set aside.
Cheesecake Batter
  1. Place everything in a large bowl. With a hand mixer, mix everything until smooth. Set aside.
Brownie Assembly
  1. Pour half of the brownie batter in the baking pan, smooth out evenly. Pour ⅔ of the cheesecake batter on top, smooth out evenly. Pour out and smooth remaining brownie batter on top.
  2. Dollop cheesecake batter all over. Using a knife or toothpick, run through the dollops and form ghosts.
  3. Bake for 25-27 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. Once cool, place mini chocolate chips as the eyes and regular chocolate chips as the mouths, press in with a toothpick.

 

 

Cheesecake Brownies, made with fun ghost shapes, perfect for #Halloween! Recipe from ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

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