Wednesday, October 26, 2022

State-by-State Baking :: Pennsylvania - Hershey's Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

"M is for Milton Hershey, 
the finest chocolatier around.
Crowned the "Chocolate King" in later years, 
he created a Chocolate Town."

Years ago her older sisters baked a Chocolate Breakfast Cake when they were studying Pennsylvania, but last month Rose decided on something more decadent... Hershey's Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies! She is getting so proficient in the kitchen and made them all by herself after her younger brother finished making his Philadelphia Soft Pretzels earlier that morning. 

Pennsylvania Notebooking Pages
by Rose (L) and Bud (R)

Pennsylvania - Hershey's Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  • 10 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Hershey's Cocoa Powder

For the Cream Cheese Center
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 Full Sized Hershey Bars to top


Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper long enough to hang over on two sides, making it easier to remove from pan once baked. Spray pan and paper.

Her cute retro apron was part of her costume for her sister's 19th Birthday party this past summer... I really need to share that party with you all. It was another Murder Mystery party and so much fun! 

In small saucepot over medium heat, or in the microwave, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs, vanilla with the sugar. Slowly add in chocolate mixture until well combined.

In small bowl, sift together cocoa, salt and flour. 

Add mixture to rest of batter. Do not overmix. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

For the cream cheese filling:

Beat ingredients together until smooth. Pour over brownie batter and evenly spread on top.

Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until just set and toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Remove from oven and immediately top with full size Hershey bars. Let melt and spread evenly. Cool completely.


  1. Rose you did an excellent job.

  2. It is SO wonderful to see you blogging again — I am a long time reader and follower. I still do a double take sewing Chiquita as the oldest of your homeschoolers when she was number four for so much of your blog. Our oldest is 24 and our youngest is eleven and we’ve been following your blog since the eldest were little!

  3. The cheesecake sounds delicious. Great job Rose.

  4. Chocolate and cheesecake two of my favorite things. Rose that apron is lovely.. God Bless.

  5. Thank you for your lovely blog!


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