This Brownie Cheesecake Bites tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Karen of Cake Bites By Karen…I love the holidays! It’s time for family and friends and most importantly WORKPLACE SWEETS! We always get a lot of boxes of chocolate, nougats and calorie-infused indulgences around the office during this time. So I thought this year I would switch it up with a box of yummy Brownie Cheesecake Bites. And since I love fusing cake with…well…anything! I thought I’d add a brownie or two to the mix. Here’s my take on a cheesecake/brownie union.
Brownie Cheesecake Bites – What You’ll Need:
- brownie mix (any brand)
- ready-made cheesecake (or you can make one from scratch – check out the Desserts page for some suggestions)
- chocolate melts (any colour)
- holiday candy decorations (any)
- saran wrap
- wax paper
Step One: Prepare the brownies as per the packaging. If you really want a cheat (or frankly just to save time), you can just buy a tray of brownies and skip the baking. Just make sure the brownies are unfrosted.
Step Two: Section and roll the brownies into balls and place them on wax paper. Remember these will be going in the middle of your cheesecake, so you don’t want them too big – unless you’re making a giant cake ball, in which case, go for it!
Step Three: Now you can bake your own cheesecake but I really didn’t have time and I honestly, liked the firmness of a ready-made New York style cheesecake for this recipe. Take a scoop of your cheesecake (or cheesecake mixture, if you’re preparing it yourself) and place it on a piece of Saran Wrap. Note: For a smoother cake ball, omit using the graham cracker bottom of your cheesecake.
Step Four: Flatten or indent the cheesecake mixture and place your brownie ball in the centre. I usually top the brownie ball with a little more cheesecake to ensure I get a good covering and the brownie ball is not exposed.
Step Five: Use the Saran Wrap to roll/form your cheesecake mixture around the brownie and make a smooth cake ball. Now I tried this step without the Saran Wrap and it was sooo messy. Sometimes the simplest of tools is right in your kitchen. Roll/form/shape your cake ball until it’s smooth.
Step Six: Put the cake ball onto a fork and dip into melted chocolate. Remove from the chocolate, decorate and place on wax paper to dry.
Make a few of these and place them in a small gift box and you have great alternative to a plain ol’ container of chocolate. Have the kids help you decorate them and they’re great for upcoming Christmas potlucks, bazars or holiday drives. They’re versatile, creative, quick, and simple and will make you look like a winter superstar! Happy Baking everyone!
Thank you to our contributor Karen for this fun cake pops tutorial! Check out more of her cake pop creations on her Cake Bites by Karen Instagram page.