A family favorite for Easter, these brownie bars are easy to make and a little on the unhealthy side. But with chocolate chips, white sugar, butter and eggs in every bite you can’t beat that! These go well as an after-dinner treat too.
The “easter brownie bites” are a delicious treat that are perfect for Easter. They are made with the same ingredients as a traditional brownie, but they’re smaller and more manageable. These bars will be the perfect addition to your Easter feast.
A layer of fudgy brownies is topped and baked with a colorful Cheesecake topping in these Brownie Bars for Easter. It’s a basic brownie and Cheesecake combo, but it’s brightened up with some Easter-themed colors! If you like this, you should definitely try my Brownie Bottom Cheesecake.
Brownie Bars for Easter
There’s no such thing as too many brownies or Cheesecake desserts. So why not combine the two for yet another delectable dessert? My brownie recipe was adapted from my French Silk Brownies. The brownies were then covered with a Cheesecake topping that featured a kaleidoscope of bright and springy hues, making it ideal for Easter!
Ingredients in Bars
The brownies and the Cheesecake are two delicious pleasures in one dessert. Both are great on their own, but you can have the Cheesecake and the brownies at the same time!
Room Temperature Ingredients: When baking this delicacy, using room temperature ingredients (particularly butter, eggs, and cream cheese) will help you get the greatest results.
In the brownies, use Dutch-process cocoa. It gives them a more savory flavor and a velvety texture. And the cocoa’s quality does important.
Food Coloring: Food coloring comes in a range of forms, from liquid to gel to paste. Choose the colors and food coloring you wish to use for this dish. Just keep in mind that the gel or paste forms are considerably more concentrated, so you won’t need as much as the liquid version.
Easter Brownies: How to Make Them
As the brownies are baking for the first time (make note of this in the instructions so you can plan your time accordingly!), mix together the Cheesecake mixture and pour it equally into four bowls. Here is where you can have fun with colors! Make each bowl of Cheesecake into the color you desire. Yes, these are Brownie Bars for Easter, but if you want to enjoy these after or before the holiday, just adjust the colors!
After 12-15 minutes, remove the brownie pan from the oven. Then, using the various colors of the Cheesecake, pour them on top of the brownies to make a beautiful collage. Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the Cheesecake has set. When the edges of the Cheesecake are gently pushed in and golden brown, it’s ready.
Allow the bars to cool to room temperature after removing them from the oven. Finally, place the bars in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours to cool. When they’re done, eat them right away. Alternatively, top with a scoop of whipped cream and some Easter chocolates!
How to Keep Easter Brownies Fresh
Any leftover Cheesecake bars may be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days if covered. You may keep some of the Cheesecake bars in the freezer for up to three months if you want to. To keep in the freezer, follow these steps:
- Allow the bars to cool fully before serving.
- Place the bars on a platter after removing them from the pan (cut or uncut). Place the Cheesecake in the freezer for approximately an hour, uncovered.
- Remove the Cheesecake bars from the freezer after an hour and cover them securely in plastic wrap.
- Wrap the wrapped Cheesecake in aluminum foil or place it in a zippered freezer bag. Make sure the Cheesecake is labeled and dated.
Where Can I Find More Brownie Desserts?
Brownie Cake with Chocolate
Cupcakes made with chocolate brownies
Dessert Brownie Pudding
Trifle with Peanut Butter Brownies
Brownie Bars for Easter are a layer of fudgy brownies topped and baked with a colorful Layer of Cheesecake.
Dessert is the last course.
Keyword: Brownie Bars for Easter
Calories per serving: 469 kcal
Amanda Rettke—iambaker.net is the author.
- 12 cup all-purpose flour (186g)
- 13 cup (42g) cocoa powder (Dutch-process)
- 12 teaspoon powdered baking soda
- a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt
- 4 big room-temperature eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar (400g)
- 34 cup (112 sticks, 170g) room temperature butter
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Layer of Cheesecake
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) room temperature cream cheese
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
- 2 big room-temperature eggs
- 4 different hues of food coloring (or gel)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use GOOP or parchment paper to line a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing basin. Whisk together all of the ingredients until they are well combined.
Beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla together in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing basin with a hand-held mixer until smooth.
Add the flour mixture to the mixer while it is turned off. Mix on low until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Bake the brownies for 12-15 minutes, or until the brownings are just beginning to set, in the preheated baking dish. (They will not be fully cooked.)
While brownies are baking, prepare the Layer of Cheesecake. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar, and egg on medium-high speed until smooth.
Pour the batter into four separate bowls.
Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each bowl, or as needed to get the desired hue.
Spoon/dollop the various colors of cheesecake over the heated brownies at random intervals. On top of the brownies, you’ll have a colorful mosaic.
Return to the oven for another 28-30 minutes, or until the cheesecake is set. The borders of the cheesecake will be slightly drawn in and golden brown when it’s done, but the middle will still jiggle somewhat.
Allow the cheesecake to come to room temperature before placing it in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours to cool.
Enjoy! Refrigerate the bars in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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