Can I tell you something?
One of my pet peeves is when people say the future generation is, “entitled”. I swear, I hear it constantly. Like children and teenagers have zero redeeming value whatsoever.
Don’t get me wrong — kids are not always a picnic. I’m fairly certain that 97% of my headaches were caused by my children.
(the other 3% of my headaches were caused by the weird cashier at the drugstore where I go to buy wine BECAUSE of exhaustion from my children)
But most of the time that I hear people complain about entitled children, it’s on Facebook.
And I’m all, “yes, please tell me more about entitled kids, while you type it out on a $600 iPhone”.
Like for real, you know who is entitled?
Have you ever seen how flipped out people get when something happens and the show they were DVRing gets cut off?
It’s like we forget where we come from.
Sure, it’s great when we regale our children with tales of rabbit ear antennae, manually changing the channel on a knob, and rewinding VHS tapes, but the minute the end of Survivor gets cut off, we basically hyperventilate.
And Starbucks, much? Nothing says high maintenance like needing five special instructions for one beverage. That costs five dollars. WHICH, incidentally, is worth five hundred of those nickel candies I’m always telling my son about when I complain about how much money he needs for a candy bar.
My point is, grown ups are the spoiled ones. We are the ones who know better. We used a payphone for all of our teenage lives, and now have a panic attack if we realize we left our phone at home.
(can I just say, pay phones were not my favorite, though)
All I’m saying is, we need to chillax on the children.
But not before we overdo it on this dessert. Because…chocolate.
This Twix Brownie Cheesecake is a whole lot of dense, fudgy brownie, a little bit of creamy no-bake cheesecake, and a heavy sprinkling of chopped Twix bars and caramel.
I kept this heavy on the brownie layer, but you could EASILY halve the brownie recipe and double the cheesecake recipe — the amounts are easy to convert. Just make sure you adjust baking time accordingly and you’re good to go!!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 12 oz (ish) jar hot fudge sauce
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 can (14 oz can) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 full sized Twix bars, roughly chopped (they come in pairs, so you'll have 8 total)
- Caramel Sauce (I just used the stuff you put on ice cream)
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 inch round springform pan with foil, then spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa and melted butter. Stir in sugar until combined. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Fold in flour JUST until you no longer see flour streaks in the batter. Gently fold in hot fudge sauce (you may need to heat it just enough to spoon/pour out of jar).
- Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes -- OR until the brownies are puffed, set around the edges, and a knife inserted in the center comes out with fudgy crumbs/streaks but NOT raw batter. Let cool for about 30 minutes, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
- Prepare cheesecake layer: In the bowl of your mixer, beat cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth. Spread over brownies and top with chopped Twix bars. Chill for several hours until firm, then carefully remove from pan and peel off foil. Drizzle generously with caramel sauce before serving.
Other brownie and cheesecake recipes around the web:
Devil’s Food Snickers Cheesecake Cupcakes from Cookies and Cups
Birthday Cake Oreo Stuffed Brownies from Bake at 350
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Fruity Brownie Dessert Pizza from Seeded at the Table
Enjoy and have a great Monday!!