Milky Way Cheesecake Brownies are stuffed with delicious creamy cheesecake and dripping with ooey gooey caramel! These will be a hit at your next party!
In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer combine melted butter with sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add the cocoa and mix well. Then add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined, do not over mix.
Set aside one cup of the brownie batter and smooth the rest into a foil lined 9×13 baking dish.
With your stand mixer or hand mixer (cleaned off), begin making your cheesecake layer by beating cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
Add the vanilla and then the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
Pour the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie mixture and using a spatula, smooth it evenly over the brownie batter.
Sprinkle the chopped Milky Way Simple Caramel slices evenly over cream cheese layer. They should be close together and pretty much covering the cream cheese layer.
Using the reserved cup of brownie batter, drop spoonfuls over the top of the candy bar layer, scattering around.
Use your spatula or a butter knife to gently swirl the batters. This will combine the cream cheese layer and top brownies layer a bit, which covering the candies in batter. This does not need to be perfect.
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares (at least an hour).
After my brownies were done baking, I let cool for about 30 minutes, and then I was able to lift them all out of the baking dish with the foil (by grabbing the sides of the foil). This helped to cool more quickly. You can also set the baking dish on a wire rack to cool faster.
Be sure to refrigerate the brownies when you are done serving.
I like these best served cold so I allow them to cool for an hour on the counter, and then refrigerate another hour before serving. It's up to you!
**Some people have noted that it took much longer for their brownies to cook. I would check them at the 35 minute mark, and then every 5 minutes after that if they don't seem done. I have made them several times and the 35 minutes is always perfect for mine, but people have noted it taking up to an hour for them. So just check them as they are cooking.