Okay, one more red velvet recipe before Valentine’s Day! These decadent brownies are incredibly easy since they use boxed Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mixes. There’s a delicious cheesecake filling in the middle and the red velvet topping is topped with more chocolaty flavor with the addition of lots of M&Ms! These brownies rock! Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are so delightful, so scrumptious, so sweet, so chocolaty delicious!
These festive and beautiful brownies are an elegant dessert for holiday baking, Valentine’s Day, or special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, or on those days when you just want comfort food. The rich cheesecake filling is thick and sweet, and the M&Ms add additional punch to this great recipe.
The idea for this recipe comes from my favorite recipe exchange person, Mimi Pownall. Her Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars are fantastic. I have used that recipe with all kinds of assorted cookie doughs and combinations of chips. No matter the combination, each time the recipe comes out melt-in-your-mouth good.
If you’re looking for a thrilling Valentine’s dessert that’s super easy to make because you start with boxed cake mix, yet has all the taste of a “from scratch” dessert then look no farther. These super-duper Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies will get Valentine’s day off to a great start! Consider giving these amazing goodies a try. Your family will be so pleased that you did!
Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies have a marvelous taste.
The cheesecake layer is thick and yummy. The M&Ms make this brownie doubly delicious.
I used the red M&Ms from M&M’s mini baking bits.
These sweet cheesecake brownies are a great treat for your spouse on Valentine’s Day.
These elegant dessert brownies are heavenly.
Here’s what I did.
I used 2 boxes of red velvet cake mix and about 1/2 cup of red M&M’s.
I flatten out all of the lumps of the red velvet cake mix with a potato masher.
Add canola oil.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray a 10×15″ jelly-roll pan with cooking spray.
Spread half to two-thirds of the cookie dough into pan. I sprinkled a little flour over top so my hands wouldn’t stick to the dough when I pressed the dough into the pan.
Press cookie dough into baking pan.
In separate bowl prepare cream cheese filling. Soften cream cheese.
Mix cream cheese mixture with an electric mixer.
Spread cream cheese filling over top of cookie dough crust.
Spread cream cheese filling to the edges.
Crumble remaining Red Velvet cookie dough over top of cream cheese layer.
I used these M&Ms–only the red ones.
Add M&Ms over top of the cookie dough topping.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Here’s another look.
Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies are so eye-appealing!
Are you ready to snag one of these delicious goodies?
This close up shows you the texture of the brownies.
We love anything red velvet and believe you will too!
Why not put these delectable bars on your baking list?
These brownies are great for parties, special occasions, or for a special treat for your spouse.
Here’s the recipe.
RED VELVET COOKIE DOUGH CHEESECAKE BROWNIES
(Inspired by Mimi Pownall’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars)
2 boxes Red Velvet cake mix
1 cup canola oil
½ cup red M&M’s minis baking bits
Stir cake mixes, eggs, and oil together with a wooden spoon. Press a thin layer of cookie dough about ½ to 2/3 of the mixture into a 10×15” jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cookie spray. If necessary, sprinkle a little flour over top of the dough to keep it from sticking to your hands or spoon when pressing into pan. Top with cream cheese filling. Crumble remaining cookie dough over top of cream cheese layer. Sprinkle red M&M inis over top. Bake at 350° about 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 48 brownies.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
2 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer. Spread over top of crust layer.
You can see the thick, dense texture of these brownies.
The addition of M&Ms add extra chocolate candy flavor!
Take a tray of these brownies to your Valentine’s Day parties or holiday parties and they will be snapped up quickly.
Don’t you want one of these spectacular-looking Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cheesecake Brownies?
These are so quick and easy to whip up since they start with a boxed cake mix.
Go ahead and try one!
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