Grasshopper Cheesecake Brownies

Grasshopper CheesecakeThere are few things my husband and I agree on, at least in the area of food. I am most lucky to have been married to him for a wonderful 18 years (Happy Anniversary Hubby), and in those years I have learned he will pretty much eat whatever I put in front of him. I appreciate this about him, as I do love variety. I think he could quite happily eat the very same thing every single day. One of the rare things we do agree on is the mint, chocolate combo. It is pleasant, it is delightful. So what better recipe to share than these gorgeous brownies.

Recipe very slightly adapted from Yummy Crumble – Thanks! They were a big hit!

For the Brownie Layer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 3 large room temperature eggs
  • ½ cup melted salted butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Cheesecake
  • 12 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. sour cream
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • ¼-1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • green food colouring
  • 15 chopped Oreo cookies

For the  topping

  • 6 Oreos
  • 1 cup Andes Mint Chocolate Pieces- divided
  1. Combine brownie ingredients with hand mixer until completely combined. Layer a 13×9 inch baking pan with tinfoil. Then scoop in brownie batter. It is thick, so just smooth out as evenly as possible.
  2. Wash your beater sticks. Beat cream cheese until smooth. A good 3 minutes. Add sugar. Beat until mixed in. Add sour cream, vanilla and salt. Beat until mixed. Add egg. Again, beat until mixed. Then add peppermint extract and food colouring. Fold in Oreos. Scoop cheesecake batter onto brownie batter, and  smooth out with spatula.
  3. Place in oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for 50 minutes.
  4. Chop remaining 6 Oreos for topping, sprinkle over cheesecake. Melt 1/2 cup of the Andes and sprinkle melted chocolate over Oreos. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Andes, then place in refrigerator. Chill for at least 4 hours. Use a hot knife to cut into bars.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

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