Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies with Heath Bars

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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.

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Elyse wrote:

    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.

  • Manggy wrote:

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

  • Kathy – Cooking On the Side wrote:

    That cream cheese layer is so calling my name!

  • DessertObsessed wrote:

    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!

  • Bunny wrote:

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

  • Bren wrote:

    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!

  • Laurie wrote:

    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!!

  • Katrina wrote:

    These look awesome and de-licious!!!

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  • Dragon wrote:

    These are so sinfully good!

  • Carolyn Jung wrote:

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

  • sarah wrote:

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

  • Cathy – wheresmydamnanswer wrote:

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

  • Jeff wrote:

    ban the cheesecake nay sayers and screw traditions!

    Looks amazing and cheesecake is my favorite too.