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Brownie Bottom and KIT KAT® Cheesecake Bars


6 hours 15 minutes
Skill Level
24 bars

Imagine a black-bottom brownie filled with KIT KAT®.  Wafer Bars. Now bring it to life. These cheesecake bars are rich and chocolatey, with the surprise crunch from KIT KAT®.  Wafer Bars layered between the brownie bottom and cheesecake topping.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
55 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours
Chill Time
3 hours


  • 6 Tbsps
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 1-1/4 cups
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 9
    KIT KAT® Bars (1.5 oz. each) unwrapped
  • Cheesecake layer
  • 3 packages
    cream cheese (8 oz. each) softened
  • 3/4 cup
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
baking pan baking pan
foil foil
mixing bowl mixing bowl
whisk whisk
mixer mixer
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil beyond edges of pan. Grease foil.


Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with spoon or wire whisk. Add eggs; stir until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Spread in prepared pan.


Add rainbow sprinkles to cheesecake batter for an unexpected fun twist.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownie starts to pull away from side of pan. Meanwhile make cheesecake layer.


Immediately after removing brownie from oven, place KIT KAT® Bars over brownie surface. Spoon cheesecake mixture over bars; spread evenly. Return to oven; continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool 2 hours. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until bars are thoroughly chilled. Cut into bars. Allow bars to soften slightly before serving. Cover; store leftover bars in refrigerator.

Cheesecake layer:

Beat 3 packages (8 oz. each) softened cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth in large mixer bowl. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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