Monday, March 17, 2014

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

If you like your brownies rich then these are for you.

I’m talking chocolatey gooey goodness on the bottom, Kit Kat wafer bars in the middle and covered with a cheesecake topping to keep everything all cozy.

Kit Kats

I wanted to make a Kit Kat cake the other day so I bought a bunch of candy bars. Then… I made the mistake of eating one. I put a package in the fridge because I like them cold with that extra little snap when you bite down. Then I did that again… thinking hey, I’ll just make a smaller cake. And then again… So needless to say a cake would not be happening. So I figured I needed to get rid of the rest of the candy bars before I ate them all by myself … so I thought I would hide them in a batch of brownies.

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

Because I can’t eat a whole batch right?! I’d totally have to share.

Brownie Batter

Look at that brownie batter.

Kit Kat Brownies

It makes a perfect bed for these bars to rest on.
Just tuck them in slightly.

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

Then they get covered up with a cream cheese topping.

And it all goes into the oven to bake until it comes out in a big pan of perfection.

Then after they’ve cooled and chilled in the fridge, you can cut these super sweet brownies into squares to share because they are rich. So make sure you have some chocolate lovers nearby to help you out.

Kit Kat Cream Cheese Brownies

Servings: 24 brownies


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Kit Kat bars (4 full-size packages)

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 16 oz package confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13 X 9 pan.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave in a large plastic bowl.
  4. Stir in sugar. Then stir in eggs and add vanilla until mixed.
  5. Next add the dry ingredients. Stir until combined about 50 strokes.
  6. Pour into prepared pan. Gently press 16 individual Kit Kat bars on top of the brownie batter.
  7. To make the topping, beat cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time and mix until combined.
  8. Gradually add confectioners sugar and then vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour on top of brownie batter and Kit Kats.
  9. Bake for 55-60 minutes. The top will turn golden brown. You can place a sheet of aluminum foil on top of the pan for the last 10-15 minutes if the top starts to get to dark and the brownies aren’t done.
  10. Remove from oven and cool completely. Then chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before serving.
Source: © 2014


Crystal Roberson said...

I am going to make these this weekend! Love it!

March 17, 2014 01:40 AM
cocinaros said...

Qué delicia! Te copio la idea!

March 17, 2014 03:21 AM
Jill said...

Oh my! These look so delicious, I love Kit Kats especially with a cup of coffee, and this could just take coffee time to another level! Best not make it a daily treat though :)

March 17, 2014 03:28 AM
Lua said...

Wow that looks amazing! I love kit kats, once I eat one I can’t stop!

March 17, 2014 04:27 AM
Dicope said...

mmmh I love kit kats !! I have to try this !! looks delicious !

Kisses ^^


March 17, 2014 04:35 AM
mindy1 said...

Those are almost obscene in their richness :O

March 17, 2014 05:26 AM
Izzy said...

Mmmm… they look super good, such a step up from plain kit kat bars!

March 17, 2014 07:28 AM
Chloe @ foodlikecake said...

These look delicious- I love using kit kats in baking!

March 17, 2014 07:46 AM
Joy said...

Yummy ????

March 17, 2014 07:55 AM
Alicia said...

I LOVE kit kats! These brownies look totally amazing – I will be making them soon!

March 17, 2014 07:59 AM
Jennifer | Jennifer Bakes said...

Oh My Goodness!! I am going to the shop right now to make these. They look even filthier than Slutty Brownies!!

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Jen x

March 17, 2014 09:00 AM
Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg said...

Oh My! This is incredible. Kit Kat is one of my favorite favorites. Pinning cause I know i’ll make this soon.

March 17, 2014 09:23 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

These brownies are dreamy!! Love this recipe!

March 17, 2014 11:21 AM
Casey {The Maine Mrs.} said...

Wow! These look amazing! I am totally making these this week!

March 17, 2014 11:44 AM
Jennie said...

i wish I had a tall glass of milk and these right NOW. Thanks for the recipe.

March 17, 2014 11:53 AM
Ritchil said...

This is seriously making me drool!

March 17, 2014 12:00 PM
Graham @ Glazed & Confused said...

Oh my! These look so out of this world good!

March 17, 2014 12:02 PM
Kerry @ Kerry Cooks said...

I love how gooey these brownies look! There’s no other way to make brownies in my opinion!

March 17, 2014 01:10 PM
Amanda said...

Oh my, these look wonderful!

March 17, 2014 01:13 PM
Lucy said...

Kit kats, cream cheese, CHOCOLATE — I am dying. This looks amazing and like something my kids will devour.

March 17, 2014 02:10 PM
Mir said...

I think the toughest thing about this recipe would be waiting overnight to eat it! Kit Kats and cream cheese…talk about a texture explosion! These are great.

March 17, 2014 02:25 PM
Connie said...

Wow. I think you had me at KitKat. LOL.

March 17, 2014 04:00 PM
Susan said...

Yay! I LOVE anything I can add candy bars to! And KitKats? Oh yeah, this is my kind of party!!

March 17, 2014 07:49 PM
Linda said...

Give me a day or two and a gallon of milk and I’m sure I could finish these off by myself :)

March 17, 2014 09:13 PM
BakingTray said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe!!! I just bought 3 packets of Kit Kats because I wanted to try out a Kit Kat cheesecake recipe but this recipe looks awesome as well :D … decisions.. decisions….

March 17, 2014 09:40 PM
Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) said...

I haven’t had a Kit Kat in years. I have no idea why, I love them! This looks a fantastic way to put them to good use.

March 17, 2014 10:03 PM
Pammie said...

nummy! :) I’ve never tried Kitkat in a baked item before!

March 17, 2014 11:39 PM
Mareike Winter said...

Oh my god, they look so yummy, I´ve got to try this recipe. It’s a little bit complicated because we have other measuring cups in Germany. But I’ll try my best.

March 18, 2014 03:47 AM
Sheri said...

KitKats are my all-time favorite candy bar, and I’m making these as soon as I can get to the store! But I think I can probably eat the whole pan all by myself, so please don’t tell my brownie-loving friends. Thanks for the recipe!

March 18, 2014 10:20 AM
Shey said...

Oh my goodness! These look absolutely AMAZING and DELICIOUS! I am totally going to make these and share with my coworkers. Thank you for the recipe. Ü

March 18, 2014 12:18 PM
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

Yum! I like my brownies rich!

March 18, 2014 02:11 PM
Kim L said...

Thank you!

March 18, 2014 02:54 PM
ursa said...

O my gosh !!!!!!!!!!!
Bloody KitKat inside brownies with cheese topping !!!!!!!!!
I’m in Heaven !!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You for this new idea and shering with us.
Ursa, Kapsztad, RPA

March 18, 2014 04:17 PM
Dani said...

I’m totally making these tonight…but for the future I’m wondering what other candy bars would work with this recipe in terms of the melting/baking aspect? Anything? Or would some types get gross in texture?

March 18, 2014 05:15 PM
Val said...

I’m going to make these this weekend. I wonder what you could replace the eggs with? Any suggestions?

March 18, 2014 06:04 PM
Sarah Butterworth said...

Wow, Kit Kats and Brownies- two of my favourite things. I know what I’ll be cooking this weekend:)

March 19, 2014 10:13 AM
Rachel said...

Looks delicious, definitely want to try this!

March 19, 2014 10:11 PM
deb said...

OMG. I am ruined. Kit Kats are my weakness and I DO love a brownie……

March 20, 2014 12:47 AM
LauraV said...

Excuse me, I’m Italian and I can’t understand how you can measure 3/4 cup butter if it is not already melted. Is anybody able to tell me the amount of butter in gramms? Thank you very much. I want to try this recipe because it looks very delicious

March 20, 2014 08:03 AM
Clarissa said...

I’m so trying these when I get a chance!

March 21, 2014 03:56 AM
Lauren said...

I am definitely trying these. I bought some After 8 mints the other day thinking I would layer then in the middle of a batch of brownies. Maybe I will do half and half! A question. Did they cut OK with the bars whole? Or did you wish you had chopped them before putting them in the pan?

March 21, 2014 10:47 AM
Beth Eastwood said...

This has made me very hungry!
I normally made triple chocolate brownies ( link to ) or white chocolate brownies ( link to ) but these look amazing.

March 21, 2014 11:40 AM
Cris said...

Hi Laura, in the US butter is sold in tablets that have measurements on the wrapping marked in tbsp, that’s why it didn’t need to be melted in order to measure. You just cut what’s needed. 3/4 cup of butter equals 169.5 grams.

March 23, 2014 09:02 AM
Anthony said...

For ages, I’ve kept putting the same crappy things in my brownies.

I love this Kit-Kat idea though. They kinda look like massive beams in an old-fashioned house. I need to give it a go!

What do you say to a man-sized version? Kit-Kat Chunky? :D

March 23, 2014 03:32 PM
Tina said...

Woow. So easy to make but so awesome :) I love Kit-Kat. Will have to try this.

March 24, 2014 09:38 AM
LauraV said...

Thank you Cris. I do appreciate your explanation. Now many things make sense to me. I bought measuring cups and spoons to make American recipes but still I find some difficulties with measurements. Anyway this recipe turned out to be a success to me. Bye

March 24, 2014 12:01 PM
bec said...

If i love kit kat and love brownies, i would CERTAINLY love these!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 24, 2014 09:13 PM
Emma said...

I was looking something for my husband B-day an I love kit-kat chocolate. They are on my stock all the time hehe. I think I will make this today for my husband b-day.

March 25, 2014 03:16 AM
TSKS in Austin said...

This looks so scrumptious! :)

March 25, 2014 10:43 AM
Alaa said...

So I’m following you on Bloglovin’ and while I’m not a top chef, I enjoy easy, mouthwatering desserts. I’m going to try this recipe in an hour or so. Will let you know how it turned out! Looks super-delicious.

March 25, 2014 01:12 PM
Sinead said...

That batter looks insanely good…Love the pic of the cream cheese going on top of the Kit Kats, so indulgent!

March 25, 2014 06:07 PM
Jeanette said...

OMG, I wouldn’t mind the cholesterol and sugar level caused by this really!

March 26, 2014 05:10 AM
Kay said...

These were fantastic and a huge hit!

March 26, 2014 01:43 PM
Jen said...

Anyone tried these with the dark chocolate kit kats? Even better with the morning cappuccino

March 26, 2014 01:52 PM
Emily G said...

I’m definitely going to be making these soon! I love Kit Kats

March 27, 2014 08:19 AM
JCuenca said...

My daughter’s allergic to eggs. Any idea what I can substitute them with for this recipe? Many thanks!

March 27, 2014 05:04 PM
Alaa said...

As a follow-up, I’ve made these with a shortcut (I already said I’m not a top chef in a previous comment!), I used a ready made brownie mix (Betty Crocker).

These brownies were a huge success. I wanted to take a couple of photos to show them off, but well, let’s just say that by the time I served them and brought the camera, there wasn’t much left :)

March 28, 2014 05:09 AM
Bakerella said...

hanks Cris for helping Laura V!

Anthony – I like that idea a lot!

Kay – So happy to hear that!

March 28, 2014 04:41 PM
Leine said...

Why so much confectioners sugar? I admit, I didn’t put in the entire 16 oz (ran out around 10) and I’m curious if there’s a particular reason.

My topping didn’t look quite as thick, but definitely tasted sweet in batter form!

March 28, 2014 07:36 PM
Carole said...

I made these today. They’re beautiful! The topping really is a toasty golden color. The Kit Kats give the inside of the bar a chewy texture. I cut into them before refrigerating so I don’t know how they’ll look as bars but the brownies are moist and the topping is sort of melt in your mouth. Chocolate lovers will swoon!

March 31, 2014 07:19 PM
Clémence Morel, Tulane student said...

Oh my god!! I made these brownies yesterday, it was so good!! Thank you so much for the idea, the recipe is really original, and it is very easy to cook. All my friends loved to eat them! I think next time I’m gonna try to replace the Kit Kat bars with other candies (why not peanut butter M&M’s?!).

April 1, 2014 08:48 PM
Proposal Ideas UK said...

They look absolutely scrummy – will have a go at this tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing and love your blog x

April 5, 2014 04:56 PM
Eyelash Extensions Kent said...

Yum yum! I’ll be having a go at these!

April 6, 2014 03:48 PM
Sora Lacerda said...

I made it yesterday with the help of my nieces. It was very good but have a few comments to make, though… I thought that 16 oz of sugar for the cheesecake batter was too much! I reduced it, and it didn’t make much of a difference. I’m not too fond of very sweet sweets, but I did abide to the KitKats (for the sake of my girls), but even them thought it get chewy and dispensable. And last but not least… the cheesecake batter didn’t stayed on top of the brownie… it kinda sunk here and there… But it will be a re-run recipe for sure! With some tiny adjustments. ;-)

April 7, 2014 12:33 PM
Cinda said...

Oh my word… You had me at “crunch” from the fridg. I love this. My son and wife will be visiting in June with first visit to home with the grand baby. These will be made —- no questions. All ingreds. are his favorites. Thank-you for this lovely addition to our post meals, and memories.

April 14, 2014 08:38 AM
Patti istre said...

My favorite is the pistachio , would Luv to bake a coconut and cherry cake

April 14, 2014 12:17 PM
Charlotte said...

Kit Kats and brownies sound yummy. I think I will have to try them. My favorite color mixer is the silver metallic.

April 14, 2014 06:19 PM
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April 15, 2014 04:45 AM
Charlotte Boyd said...

The chocolate bunny idea is so cute. I like the idea of filling with M&M’s. The grandkids would love them. I think the silver metallic is very nice if I should win. I have enjoyed your webpage and ideas.

April 16, 2014 05:36 AM
Maria Sullivan said...

Couldn’t resist!! Had to make these scrumptious Kit Kat brownies right away and OMG scrumptious.

April 16, 2014 06:53 AM
Julie said...

I made these today for a charity bake sale at work – they were the first thing to go! They were amazing. I made them with the ‘dark’ Kit Kats, to offset the sweetness a bit. Yum. Well done for a fantastic recipe!

April 22, 2014 11:31 AM
Kriz Rogers said...

It was love at first site and bite! i made these for dessert for our family Easter dinner and they were a hit!

April 24, 2014 10:17 AM
Angela said...

I made these and really enjoyed the texture of the moist brownies and cream cheese. Very nice taste as well!

May 7, 2014 11:59 AM
kraftykathy said...

I made these and they were wonderful…..wonderful. And everyone thought so too. The recipe is a keeper.

May 13, 2014 06:11 PM
danielle said...

hello, love these!! Just checking if 16 ounces confectioners sugar was correct for the cream cheese layer? Seems like a lot with 8 ounces of cream cheese. Thanks!

May 16, 2014 11:21 PM
Dani said...

Lauren- I made these with the full bars the first time and they were rather hard to cut. But I’m making them again tonight and was just at the store to pick up Kit Kats and saw that they now sell them in a mini, unwrapped version where they come in a bag. I think these will work perfectly!

May 21, 2014 08:46 PM
Tashiana said...

OH oh oh wow…oh my. These are just. – There are no words…

June 1, 2014 08:43 AM
Tata said...

WOW! can it be that i will put the cream cheese in the middle then top it off again with the brownie batter? Thanks

July 25, 2014 01:13 AM
Caroline said...

i tried these and they were the best brownies i have had in my life! creamy, rich, and soft! they were delicious!

December 5, 2014 10:14 PM
Deanna said...

Made these this weekend for my condo’s season opening Pool Party, and I won the dessert contest!

Delicious! I thought they were better cold right out of the fridge than at room temperature. And yes! Use all 16 oz. of the powdered sugar. It doesn’t make them overly sweet.

Thanks, Bakerella!

May 6, 2015 04:03 PM
Sally Psychic said...

i love kit kat and brownies. Yum!

September 12, 2015 10:49 AM
Btrfly81 said...

Do these need to be refrigerated or can be kept at room temperature after baking, cooling, & initial refrigeration? Thanks!

November 8, 2015 06:00 PM
Sadhbh said...

I needed something very special to celebrate my 13 year olds birthday party. I can’t even begin to tell you how much he and his younger brother and all of their friends loved it. They are begging me to make it again.

February 11, 2016 05:50 PM
Abigail said...

I would really like to try this with white kitkats to contrast the chocolate dough. Perhaps it would be fun to add sprinkles so it looks like a rainbow inside. Would be perfect for my daughters birthday :)

February 18, 2016 08:48 AM
Pat said...

Thank you for this awesome recipe. I made it and my family just loved it. Please post more.

February 18, 2016 11:08 AM
Sadhbh said...

I have made this one over and over again since I discovered your site. Do you have any variations on this recipe? I would love to use other types of chocolate bars the variations could be endless. Keep up the great work my family and I thank you whole heartedly.

March 28, 2016 01:53 PM
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