Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies with Heath Bars

Heath bars? Did someone say Heath Bars? Heath bars and every kind of chocolate toffee copycat are among my all-time candy favorites. There’s nothing better than that layer of buttery, crunchy caramel edged with chocolate. Oh, drooooool. I should have made some chocolate butter toffee, but instead I made these:
Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies with Heath Bars and Pecans

I’m not big on adding nuts to things… and you can certainly leave out the pecans if you wish… but when you toast the pecans they take on magical toasty flavors that work wonderfully with brownies, so you might consider adding them.
Cheesecake is another of my favorites. I wanted cheesecake in lieu of wedding cake, but was swayed by several ‘traditionalists’ who lured me into ordering spice cake instead. I should have listened to my gut and banished the cheesecake nay sayers from my wedding, don’t you think?
A cheesecake layer is swirled into the brownies, and a little bit of the Heath Bars and toasted pecans are in there too.
Having run three miles this morning, I feel ok about discussing this dessert. Easter pretty much killed my diet (for a mere moment) but I’m back on track and working out like a mad woman. These brownies… well, I’m not gonna lie… they’ll kill your diet too. That cream cheese layer will tempt you and the Heath Bars will do you in. These are moist and fudgy brownies.  It’s a brownie recipe repeater for sure in our house.

This recipe can be found here:  Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies with Heath Bars and Pecans

Note:  If you don’t have access to Heath Bars, you can certainly use toffee bits or any other type of chocolate toffee that you can find.

34 Responses to “Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies with Heath Bars”

  1. postedApr 15, 2009 3:37 AM

    These look sooooo yummy!! There is also a candy bar called Skor (made by the same company that makes Heath). You could substitute those for the Heath bars.

  2. postedApr 15, 2009 4:49 AM

    Wow…those look dangerous!

  3. postedApr 15, 2009 5:22 AM

    I can honestly say those are the most scrumptious-looking brownies (or food for that matter!) I have ever seen. I couldn’t be trusted around those!

  4. postedApr 15, 2009 6:28 AM

    The raw batter itself looks so wonderful.

  5. postedApr 15, 2009 5:34 AM

    I am usually not a cream cheese fan, but I adore brownies and Heath, two of my favorites. I might have to give the cream cheese a chance!

  6. postedApr 15, 2009 5:37 AM

    Wow – this looks amazing. I make a Heath cheesecake so I can only imagine a Heath cheesecake brownie would be a new favorite.

  7. postedApr 15, 2009 5:37 AM

    I love cheesecake brownies. Your version looks great!

  8. postedApr 15, 2009 5:41 AM

    These sound so decadent! I love the marble photo!

  9. postedApr 15, 2009 5:53 AM

    bookmarking this one for sure! yum!

  10. postedApr 15, 2009 7:03 AM

    You’re cheesecake heath brownies look delicious. I always mistake “heath” for “health” but “heath” is so good that it might as well say “health” because I’m going to devour it anyways. Ever have Skor bars? Ohmygosh they are incredible.

  11. postedApr 15, 2009 6:13 AM

    Oh, I just love toffee too. Yummy!

  12. postedApr 15, 2009 6:14 AM

    Ha these are diet murderers! but surely worth killing for :)Great photos!

  13. postedApr 15, 2009 8:10 AM

    I totally think you should have put a cork in the cheesecake naysayers. I love cheesecake! These brownies sound heavenly. The toffee plus the cheesecake has my taste buds really smarting right now! And on the candy — we bought non-Easter stuff, so there was no temptation to eat any of it. Of course probably easier to do w/ a teen than a little guy. Good for you on your power workouts!

  14. postedApr 15, 2009 7:19 AM

    I always hear that as ‘health’ bars and get really confused! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I think they might be similar to dime bars or daim bars that they sell in ikea if anyone is looking for an alternative.

  15. postedApr 15, 2009 7:49 AM

    Your willpower is commendable!!!! As for these brownies, they are simply wicked!!!!

  16. postedApr 15, 2009 7:50 AM

    WOW those look fan freakin tastic! I’ll have to try those sometime. I had cheesecake at my wedding and it’s probably the best decision Ive made in my life! 😛 Poo on those traditional nay sayers!!

  17. postedApr 15, 2009 8:53 AM

    WOW. I’m printing out this recipe right now. They look beyond amazing!!

  18. postedApr 15, 2009 9:21 AM

    How do you manage to bake all of these goodies without eating them all? Seriously! Irresistible.

  19. postedApr 15, 2009 9:30 AM

    I bought a big bag when I visited Las Vegas. I have to make those.

  20. postedApr 15, 2009 11:07 AM

    Wow – those look fantastic. I love the addition of heath bars. It makes regular cheesecake brownies WAY over the top.

  21. postedApr 15, 2009 11:18 AM

    ban the cheesecake nay sayers and screw traditions!

    Looks amazing and cheesecake is my favorite too.

  22. postedApr 15, 2009 12:12 PM

    Holy Cow those look amazing – This just propelled to the top of my to try list!!!

  23. postedApr 15, 2009 6:14 PM

    That’s some serious goodness in those pictures! You just officially stirred up my brownie craving. 🙂

  24. postedApr 15, 2009 8:06 PM

    There’s just something about Heath bars. Really, anything you put them in just gets better and better.

  25. postedApr 15, 2009 8:12 PM

    These are so sinfully good!

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  27. postedApr 16, 2009 5:36 AM

    These look awesome and de-licious!!!

  28. postedApr 16, 2009 8:16 AM

    Oh my gosh.. it’s a good thing I live at the other end of the San Diego county! 🙂 These look outa this world Lori!!

  29. postedApr 16, 2009 8:55 AM

    brownies and running 3 miles don’t mix well in my world. it’s either or and surely the latter stand no ground! lovely pics!

  30. postedApr 16, 2009 3:12 PM

    WHOOOOOOA!! This looks fantastic!!! I love the cream cheese. I love the picture. I want one!

  31. postedApr 16, 2009 4:34 PM

    OMG these are so gorgeous!! i am so going to make these RIGHT NOW (well once i get home)
    the photos of your swirls are so pretty!

  32. postedApr 16, 2009 9:52 PM

    That cream cheese layer is so calling my name!

  33. postedApr 16, 2009 9:52 PM

    You didn’t even need to mention the Heath bars. Just the cream cheese and the brownies and I am THERE! 🙂

  34. postedApr 18, 2009 9:01 AM

    These brownies look totally awesome. I adore any cream cheese swirl, and the fact that you added heath bar just blows my mind. Amazing, just amazing.

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