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I am so excited to share today's treat with you!
I have always had a sweet tooth so finding something I like that's sweet is pretty easy. But my family is a little pickier. My husband doesn't really like a lot of sweets – but he does love cheesecake. For my son, it's brownies. My daughter is a little more like me and anything sweet is fair game, but her favorite candy is anything Reese's. It makes it a little tough to come up with something for everyone!
I got a super exciting opportunity a few weeks ago – to participate in a REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge. Well, I knew right away that I wanted to come up with something we'd ALL love. I made up this 3-Point Reese's Cheesecake Brownie Deep Dish Pizza and it has become one of my favorite things I've baked ever.
It's a Deep Dish Brownie Pizza, with Reese's Minis in the brownie layer, then topped with a super creamy cheesecake filling! To finish it off I have a topping of Reese's Pieces all drizzled with melted chocolate. Because if you can cover something in melted chocolate – why wouldn't you?? Seriously, it is such a fun combination of flavors.
So here's the deal with the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge™. REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups and Walmart have put together a super sweet challenge for making the upcoming basketball finals and game day more fun!
I helped create one of 32 fun REESE’S® recipes that can be found at www.ReesesBakingBracket.com. (I'm still pinching myself that I get to take part in this!!) There is something in it for you too! If you vote for my or one of the other recipes in the contest you will be entered for a chance to win a daily prize of a $100 Walmart® gift card. Boom.
The bracket challenge is being hosted just like a basketball bracket – so they'll narrow down the competition as it goes. (No pressure there of course!) Do you ever fill out those brackets at home? I am so doing that this year. Now that the kids are a little older I think they'll really have more fun participating in it. And while we're doing that, I think I'll make up another Brownie Pizza covered in Reese's. (You can even pick up all the ingredients at Walmart!) It's super yummy and not super expensive. Which is a win-win in my book.
So let's get to the recipe!
3-Point Reese’s Cheesecake Brownie Deep Dish Pizza
- 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 6oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 - 8oz package Reese's Minis (each cut in half)
- 1 - 8oz package Reese's Pieces
- 1 cup melting chocolate for drizzling
||Preheat Oven to 350 degrees |
||Cut strips of parchment paper and arrange in two 9 inch cake pans, overlapping them so the bottom and sides of pan are covered. |
||For cheesecake layer: beat together all ingredients until blended and smooth. Set aside. |
||For Brownie Layer: In a large microwaveable bowl, melt butter and chocolate for 2 minutes. Use medium power (or defrost setting) and stir chocolate mixture every 30 seconds. You want the mixture to be completely melted and nice and smooth. |
||With a spatula, stir in sugar, vanilla and salt into melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time and stir well until completely blended after each egg. Stir in flour. Fold in the chopped Reese's Minis. |
||Spread 1/2 of brownie mixture into each of the cake pans, so mixture covers the entire bottom of the pan. Now spread 1/2 of the cheesecake mixture over the brownie layer, leaving a border around the edge, kind of like a pizza crust. |
||Bake for 30-35 minutes until cheesecake layer is just set and starting to brown very lightly around the edges. Let brownie pizza cool for at least 30 minutes. |
||Once brownie has cooled, sprinkle Reese's Pieces over the top, covering it well. Microwave melting chocolate in a small bowl, the same way you did the baking chocolate. Add chocolate to a small baggie and snip the corner off just a tiny bit. Drizzle chocolate over the pizza. |
||Cut and enjoy! Brownie Pizza can be served warm or cold - it's delicious either way! |
I really hope you give it a try! And I'd love for you to head over to the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge and vote for your favorite recipe! You can check out all the Game Day Recipes here!
Now that my kids are older, they both love to try new foods and recipes. They are adventurous and will try pretty much anything at least once. Of course, they have their likes and dislikes, but I love that they like to try new things.
Things didn’t always used to be that way, it was definitely tougher when they were little. I’m not sure but I think maybe the fact that I got a little more adventurous in the kitchen helped. About 9 years ago I decided I was going to really figure out this whole “cooking” thing and not just do what I’d always done. So I started trying new recipes, watched the Food Network all the time, and got brave. I am so glad that my kids both love to try new foods and recipes. They are both very adventurous, and even through they have their likes and dislikes they love to try new things.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s finally soup weather!
Well, in Southern California it’s occasionally soup weather. But that doesn’t stop us – we love it! It makes such a fast and easy warm meal!
I’m sharing one of our favorite recipes today – it’s a Loaded Baked Potato & Ham Soup. Super hearty and yummy – and easy to make!