Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownie Icebox Cheesecake

Layer upon layer of rich chocolaty brownies, perfectly sweet cheesecake and cherries come together to create your new favorite no-bake summer dessert.  Cherry Chocolate Chip Icebox Cheesecake is a simple icebox cake recipe that is bursting with flavor.  This recipe is a keeper!

Layer upon layer of rich chocolaty brownies, perfectly sweet cheesecake and cherries come together to create your new favorite no-bake summer dessert.  Cherry Chocolate Chip Icebox Cheesecake is a simple icebox cake recipe that is bursting with flavor.  This recipe is a keeper!

A few months ago we were introduced to Brownie Brittle.  My snacking and dessert life has not been the same ever since.  My favorite part of the brownie is always the crisp bits around the edges and when I found these portable brownies edges I was absolutely thrilled.  We are so excited to be partnering with Brownie Brittle.



Brownie Brittle has become a fun part of my snacking and dessert flavors.  I have enjoyed snacking on the rich, dense brownie squares.  But I knew I needed to create fabulous desserts with it too. This icebox cake is just one of the outrageous brownie recipes.  I have a quart of homemade Brownie Brittle Ice Cream chilling in the freezer too.  I have so many ideas for recipes.  What would you do with it? 

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This icebox cake is easy to create, but the flavors are far from simple. Layer upon layer of rich chocolate chip Brownie Brittle, creamy cheesecake and swirls of cherry syrup is enough to make your heart go pitter-patter.  I mean really look at those gorgeous layers, don't you just want to dive into that cake?

To really take this recipe over the top, it is frosted with a scrumptious vanilla whipped cream and decorated with Brownie Brittle bits and crumbs.  Topped with sweet cherries this recipe has earned a permanent place in your recipe file.   It is truly a dancing in your kitchen kind of dessert.  As soon as one bite hits your tongue you will be singing a chorus of the "mmmm mmmm good" variety and twirling and dancing. 

This cake is all about the Brownie Brittle!  The richness really comes through and takes a simple icebox cake to a whole different level.  If you have never tried it, I recommend you pick up a bag.  I am a brownie lover from way back and I have always cut out the center of the brownie and kept the edges for me.  I love the enhanced flavor of the Brownie Brittle cookies.  Chocolate Chip is my favorite, but I have to say Mint Chocolate Chip is amazing.  The crunchy toffee bits in the Toffee Crunch and velvety caramel chips in the Salted Caramel make these absolutely addictively delish! They are all awesome.  Needless to say Brownie Brittle and I are a match made in heaven.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Icebox Cheesecake
SERVES 12  |  ACTIVE TIME 30 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 4 Hours 30 Minutes

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
2 vanilla beans, divided
juice of 1 lemon, about ¼ cup
2 (4 ounce packages) Brownie Brittle Chocolate Chip
½ cup powdered sugar
pinch salt
1 (21 ounce) can country cherry pie filling, divided

Line a 9”x5” baking pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap.  Set aside.

In a large bowl combine cream cheese and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until combined.  Add 1½ cups heavy cream and beat until combined. 

Split one vanilla bean down the middle lengthwise and use the back of your knife to remove the seeds.  Add seeds from one vanilla bean and lemon juice to cream cheese mixture.  Whip until light and fluffy.

Pour ½ cup heavy cream into a shallow bowl.  Set aside.  If desired you can pour cherries into a sieve over a bowl to separate the cherries and the syrup.  Return cherries to can and use syrup in the next steps.

Add 1 cup cheesecake to baking pan and use spatula to smooth into even layer.  Quickly dip Brownie Brittle pieces into heavy cream, one at a time, and place onto cheesecake mixture covering the entire pan (this will take about 6 -8 pieces per layer).  Repeat cheesecake layer and brownie layer again. 

Layer 1 cup cheesecake on 2nd layer of Brownie Brittle and a little less than add half of cherry pie filling syrup.  Quickly dip Brownie Brittle pieces into heavy cream, one at a time, and place onto cherry pie filling syrup covering the entire pan (this will take about 6 -8 pieces per layer).  Repeat cheesecake layer, brownie layer and syrup again.  Reserve remaining Brownie Brittle.  Crush into crumbs and set aside.  Cover with plastic wrap.  Freeze 4 hours, up to overnight.

Once the cake is frozen: prepare the frosting.  In a tall bowl whip remaining 1 cup heavy cream with an electric mixer until you can start to see a trail of the mixer through the cream.  Split one vanilla bean down the middle lengthwise and use the back of your knife to remove the seeds.  Add vanilla seeds, salt and powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form.  (In other words when you turn off the blender and lift the beaters out of the cream, the cream stand up on the end of the beater).  Chill until ready to use.

Remove cake from freezer, invert pan onto a plate.  Frost with whipped cream.  Sprinkle remaining crumbs onto side of cake and gently press into whipped cream.  Store in freezer until ready to serve.

To prepare for serving:  spoon reserved cherries over the top.

Serve and enjoy!

COOK'S NOTE:  You may substitute 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract for the vanilla beans.


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2014 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved. 

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in partnership with Brownie Brittle.  All opinions are my own. 

81 comments:

  1. I think I'd try Salted Caramel first, but the recipe above with the chocolate chip would be a close second.

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  2. I've seen bags of Brownie Brittle at Costco, but was worried if I bought one, I'd eat the whole bag. Now I have a reason to both buy it and NOT eat the whole bag in one sitting! This looks delicious!

    Will the whipped cream separate after a day in the frig? Can I stabilize it with a little more cream cheese or something? Also, you mention strawberries in the final instructions, which I assume was just a cut/paste issue.

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Actually, I have not had a problem with the whipped cream separating in the fridge, but I had adjusted the directions to prepare the whipped cream when the cake is frozen so that issue can be avoided. Yes, that is what happens when you are eating a strawberry brownie brittle parfait while writing a recipe. LOL I updated that to reflect the proper fruit as well. Thank you so much. Enjoy!

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  3. I am torn between Toffee Crunch and Salted Caramel.

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  4. This looks and sounds amazing! I just have one quick question. When you say "repeat again" are you talking about a second layer of brownie bits or repeat the entire layer again? If we use half of the cherry pie filling syrup twice there won't be any for the top of the cake. :(

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Thank you for asking. I have updated the directions to repeat the cheesecake layer and brownie layer. Thank you. Enjoy and I hope you entered the giveaway!

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  5. I would try the Toffee Crunch first.

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  6. I love brownies and these flavors look great!

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  7. The toffee crunch sounds AMAZING!!!

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  8. I have tried the chocolate chip. Would love to try the Toffee,, well the Salted Caramel sounds good too.

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  9. The toffee crunch sounds delish.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  10. I would try the salted caramel! I love, love, love the chocolate and caramel combo.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I love brownies & cheesecake!

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  12. Would love to try these. They all sound amazing.

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  13. The chocolate chip sounds delicious!

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  14. Margaret ProctorJuly 25, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    They all sound amazing- is it available in Canada?

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  15. Toffee Crunch sounds amazing.

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  16. Toffee Crunch please!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Brownie

    I would love to try the caramel flavored! Thanks

    ddpeters@wdstream.net

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  18. I want to try the Salted Caramel.

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  19. Probably the mint chocolate chip.. and it's a little dangerous for my waistline that I know this product exists...

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  20. I would like to try the Toffee one. (I'll have to check my grocery store shelves for this!)

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  21. I have had the chocolate chip. Crispy chocolatey goodness. I need to try the salted caramel. I could imagine making a cheesecake with that as a crust.

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  22. I want to try Salted Caramel first! That sounds so rich

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  23. I would be happy with any cause I know I'd died and gone to Heaven.

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  24. Mint chocolate chip but they all sound delish!

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  25. This looks so good and probably toffee

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  26. I would like to try the chocolate chip!
    KIMMY RIPLEY

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  27. Salted Caramel is excellent!

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  28. Toffee crunch

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  29. can't wait to try out this recipe, just wondering how long this might last in the freezer .I would like to make it for a party we are having but would really like to make it 3- 4 days ahead of time

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  30. I am looking forward to trying a new product

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  31. I love these! I would love to try the Salted Caramel!

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  32. These are great! Mint Chocolate Chip is the best!

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  33. First choice would definitely be chocolate chip.

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  34. I would LOVE to try Toffee Crunch! YUM!

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  35. Sounds yummy -Would love win and try it!

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  36. Would love to try the Toffee Crunch

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  37. love love love brownie brittle..lol..

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  38. umm..chocolate chip..yeah, that is the one..haha
    vickie
    floridagld (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  39. Salted caramel or toffee crunch--yummo!

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  40. I would really love to try Mint Chocolate Chip

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  41. I love the Toffee Crunch but it's all good

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  42. These are a few of my favorite things! Toffee, chocolate, & caramel that is :) Please pick me, I would absolutely love to try them!

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  43. Chocolate Chip!

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  44. My first choice would be the salted caramel, but chocolate chip would be in the running too. Maybe I'll just try both. They look amazing!

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  45. I'd love to try the Toffee Crunch . I'll be on the lookout for these in my local markets.

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  46. Chocolate Chip flavor, and that cool Icebox Cake---what a perfect combo dessert for the hot, humid days of Summer! Love that!

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  47. I'd like to try the mint choc.

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  48. I've had the chocolate chip before and they were delicious! I didn't even know there were others to try !!! Need to win these, yum!

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  49. i'm dying to try the salted caramel, i keep seeing this advertised in magazines and i wanna try it so bad!

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  50. toffee crunch or salted caramel. Yummy, gonna look for these tomorrow!

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  51. Toffee Crunch is the first one I'd try.

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  52. I would probably try the toffee crunch first.

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  53. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it

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  54. Choc chip or mint choc chip!!

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  55. The Toffee Crunch would be my first because I absolutely love it! I haven't tried the Salted Caramel or the Mint Chocolate Chip, but looking forward to have some soon!

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