Layers of creamy cheesecake and a soft chewy brownie make this Thin Mint Cheesecake Brownie Cake your new favorite dessert to share with friends. If you can…
*This post was sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company. I am partnering with them as a brand ambassador creating recipes from products they send me.
It is officially cookie season. Yes, I realize that we just technically left cookie season behind. I’m not talking about holiday cookies though. It’s that time of year when those cute little girls come up to you with those big eyes and ask you to spend all your hard earned cash on tiny little boxes of cookies. You know what I’m talking about, right?
I have no trouble saying no to the parents or the teenagers that ask me to buy cookies. It’s those little bitty girls with their sweet smiles and big eyes that get me. I mean, how do you say no to that? Yesterday, I had a few older girls ask at church. Not gonna lie. It was easy to say no. The table of bigger girls at the grocery store were easy to avoid too. Just keep your head down and bolt for the open grocery store door. Check and check.
There is one other family at church with a little brown haired girl that is selling cookies. I’m telling you, if she asks, I’m going to be a goner because she is such a cutie. Lucky for me (and my wallet) I got through another Sunday without seeing her cute little eyes. I guess that is one of the benefits about helping in one of the nursery classes. By the time I get out of there, everyone has already left the building. Hooray! My wallet is safe for one more day.
Do you have a favorite girl scout cookie? Over the years of trying them, I have to say the mint and caramel are still my top two favorites. The peanut butter is a very close second because chocolate and peanut butter will just always be a favorite. Thank goodness they are only sold for a few weeks out of the year.
Although, now most cookie companies have capitalized on these flavors and sell knock offs all year long. That’s not good for my wallet…or thighs. One year I even made these homemade Samoa bars. It’s even harder to avoid the cookie temptations when you have a big pan of goodness on your own counter.
Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Pillsbury. They sent me a big box of fun mixes that I could choose to bake with. Have you seen their new Thin Mints® Brownie Mix? It is a chewy brownie mix loaded with chocolate chunks and mint flavor.
A few years ago I made this Andes Mint cheesecake brownie pie, so I decided to make another version. This time around I went with a pretty layered cake that would show off the brownie mix.
Here are some easy tips for baking your own Thin Mint cheesecake brownie cake:
- Line an 8-inch springform pan with parchment paper because this will make it easier to remove it later. Make sure to spray the sides with nonstick baking spray before you spread the brownie batter in it.
- Bake the brownie for about 32 minutes. Do not over bake it because you want it to be soft and chewy. Let it cool completely.
- Unlatch the sides of the pan. You may need to use a knife to gently loosen it from the sides. Lift it out and flip it over so you can remove the parchment paper. Place it back on the bottom of the pan and put the sides back on.
- Mix up your no bake cheesecake and spread it on top of the cooled brownie. Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour to let it set up.
- Run a knife under hot water and dry it off. Use it to run around the edge of the pan and cheesecake, so it comes out easier. Unlatch the pan and lift it out.
- Melt together chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream to make the chocolate topping. Let it cool slightly before spreading it on top. Use an angled spatula to spread the chocolate out. Feel free to push over the edges if you want drips of chocolate going down the sides. I decided to keep it all on top, so that the layers were the focus!
- Add your cookie decorations before the chocolate sets up completely. Fill in around them with Cool Whip and sprinkles.
- Find some friends to share the brownie cake with before you eat all of it.
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* I was compensated for my time creating this post as a brand ambassador for Pillsbury. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.