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Sometimes you want two desserts. We’ve all been there. You’re asked if you’d like the brownies or the cheesecake. And it feels a bit awkward just to say “yes” and grab both. If you can identify with that, then this cheesecake is for you.

It all starts with a fudgy brownie that will serve as the crust of the cheesecake. Then, that’s topped off with a simple no-bake cheesecake packed with plenty of chocolate chips. See? You get brownies AND cheesecake! Win-win!

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Two desserts in one is always a win! Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Brownie Crust combines brownies and cheesecake for a delightful dessert experience. - Bake or Break

You can use any brownie you like for the crust. For a shortcut to an already simple dessert, I used a brownie mix, Krusteaz Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix. It’s one of my favorite brownie mixes, and you’d never guess that it’s gluten free.

If you want a from-scratch option, use your favorite recipe for an 8-inch square pan of brownies. My Favorite Fudgy Brownies would work wonderfully.

This is one of my favorite quick-to-make desserts. It’s so simple to put together. And with that bit of chill time, it’s a great make-ahead dessert, too. And when it’s ready to serve, you can enjoy a slice of this delicious two-in-one dessert!

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