Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

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Friday.  Chocolate.  Choc.o.late.

With sweet ribbons of peanut butter cheesecake brownies.

Baked to ooey gooey perfection and eaten by the row.

I have some kind of exciting and sad news.  While I’ve been eating brownies and licking the chocolate off my face, m’boy’s jumped back on the P90X train. *exciting*  He’s been doing fancy things like plyometrics, lifting weights, and “corn cobbers”.  Not the buttery salty type – the horrible pull up type.

I felt the need to try one of these corn cobblers, cobbers, whatever… after eating a few brownies.  That was when I found out that I can’t do pull ups anymore. *sad* When did that happen?  I used to be able to do at least a 1/2 pull up?

But I hear that you can build muscle by eating protein.   Protein —-> Peanut butter.   Peanut butter —–> Cheesecake.   Peanut butter cheesecake —-> Brownies. *exciting*

Me —-> strong.

Peanut butter cheesecake brownies on a napkin.
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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


These peanut butter cheesecake brownies are so simple to make! Thick, rich, chocolate peanut butter cheesecake perfection.


  • your favorite brownie batter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (can be light)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare the brownie batter and spread into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, eggs, and sugar. Add the peanut butter, adding the cream as necessary to make the mixture more smooth. The consistency should be thick, but smooth enough to easily mix with the electric mixer. Add the vanilla and salt.
  3. Pour mixture over brownie batter and marble with a knife.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


When in doubt, underbake!
I used Ghirardelli Double Chocolate brownie mix for my batter.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter brownies, brownie recipe, cheesecake brownies, peanut butter cheesecake

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The only thing better than eating a peanut butter cheesecake brownie on a Friday night is eating a peanut butter cheesecake brownie with a sweet pug on your lap.

We’re pug sitting this weekend.  excitedscream!

Dreams really do come true.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I think if you have a brownie with a protein shake, you can safely get away with having 2 (or 3). In the name of a post-workout carb spike necessary to shuttle all that protein to your starved muscles, you know.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I like your logic here. I feel that by actually eating these brownies that I’m getting healthier and it makes up for not going for a run for ever.

    Have a lovely pug-filled weekend!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks – I’m SO looking forward to it! I’m sure I’ll have pictures on Monday. 🙂

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Um, I love everything about this post. Most especially the “excitedscream!” at the end…because I totally do those in my real life (as opposed to my non-real blog life?).

    You’re totally doing your part at building muscle mass by adding protein to these brownies. Duh. 😉

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    My husband loves cheesecake and loves peanut butter and chocolate. He is also trying to get in shape. So if I hit him with some of your knowledge, I’m sure he will have no problem with these brownies. He’s been complaining lately that I never make him any chocolate/peanut butter goodies and these look very yummy!

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    Soo @ Little Miss Fitness

    Enjoy that pug! 🙂

    Smacking my lips for these brownies right now!!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    I’m pretty sure I was never able to do a pull-up! It just doesn’t work for me.

    These look amazing, something I can do is eat anything with peanut butter and chocolate:-)

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    Marjorie (sugar for the brain)

    Yours look amazing too!!! Beautiful photo! I love your sens of humor!

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