Chocolate Syrup Cheesecake Brownies

There are different kinds of buyers. 

According to Neuro Science Marketing , there are three types of buyers – Tightwads, Spendthrifts and Average Spenders.

Let’s find out where be belong. 😀

What does it like to be Tightwads? “Tightwads are controlled by the amount that they think a product should cost.”  As what I’ve understood, they are the analytical type of buyers. They love saving rather than spending. They plan (a lot) before buying anything. Those sale items? I don’t think they have a chance at Tightwads’ brains. You get the point.

And here are the Spendthrifts

The more money they spend, the better they feel.” I do feel the same, but still, I don’t think I belong here. They don’t plan. They just buy. They think that money is to be spent for- and they feel good when they get what they want. Do you expect them to think about- or weigh stuffs if they like something? I don’t think so.

Ahh, the Average Spenders – I think most of us belong here. I think I do belong here. Let’s see.

We weigh options, take time to decide, and, generally, try to make smart moves and save a little money.” Average Spenders compare prices and don’t buy immediately what they desire on the first “meeting”.  They don’t think about it for only one night (they plan a lot) and sometimes, when realizing that it is not practical, they forget about it and what? move on?

Many months back, I saw Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup on sale (2 bottles). Of course, because I bake, I used that as a reason to buy it (although I don’t know where to use it). Yeah, I could make it as drink. Or put it in a smoothie. Use it in baking. Or maybe drink it as is.


But… I completely forgot about it and there are many sale items I bought sitting somewhere in the cupboard. While cleaning the cupboard last weekend, I saw two bottles of chocolate syrup. Yeah, I know – I have not used even a single drop. Bad thing is, they are almost reaching the end of their lives (poor syrup). I promised myself not to bake during that day because I want to finish the book I am currently reading. But I had to make use of that syrup – and you can imagine me Googling like crazy.


Gladly, I found this recipe from Crafty Mix. And again, 4 oz cream cheese was waiting in the fridge as well. And tada – Chocolate Syrup Cheesecake Brownies.


Chocolate Syrup Bwonies


  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional mix-ins: marshmallows, nuts, chocolate

For the cheesecake swirl:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 ½ tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish, lined with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, salt). If using mix-ins, coat them with a little flour mixture in order for them to scatter in the brownies beautifully.
  3. In a bowl, combine chocolate syrup, melted butter, eggs and mix very well. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated, making sure to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Do not over mix. Pour this into your prepared baking pan. Set aside.

For the cheesecake swirl:

  1. In a bowl, add in cream cheese, egg yolk and sugar. Beat until well combined.
  2. Spoon 16 small dollops over brownie batter. Run a wooden skewer back and forth to create a marble effect.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with crumbs, but not wet batter.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave in the baking pan for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before cutting.

Source recipe: Crafty Minx

I did enjoy these bars – they were so fudgy and that dreamy cream cheese swirl. I should have put 8 oz, but alas, I did not have a spare. Do you think I need to buy more than one cream cheese the next time? 😀

So back to what kind of buyer I am –

Hmm, so where do I belong? I am in between spendthrift and average spender. Most of the time Sometimes, when in a grocery store, I forget to check prices before putting stuffs in the cart. Or as what Patty said- maybe we don’t check it for a purpose. We don’t want a reason not to buy that stuff. Buying a slice of cake for like $9? What do you think? 😀 Sale items? Maybe you can find me on the first ten people on queue.

Okay, seriously, I have somehow learned how to think before buying. Well, it does not apply to everything, especially food. 😛 But at least, at some point, I consider things before buying. 😉 I am behaving myself since last month- let’s see until when can I hold on. 😀

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these fudgy and dreamy bars. Bringing these at Fiesta Friday over Angie @ The Novice Gardener. I am also bringing these at Sweet and Savoury Sundays over Laura @ Baking in Pyjamas.


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56 thoughts on “Chocolate Syrup Cheesecake Brownies

  1. Love those little pocket of cheesecake, how yummy! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

  2. Will you friend with my if I tell you that I’ve never made brownies in my entire life?!? Of course I ate a lot (at least twice a week) but I’ve never tried to make them on my own. I know, I know is hard to except but I will catch up! Your brownies look so yummy Jhuls… we had the first snow storm over here, they would have been perfect!

  3. They look so incredibly fudgy! I need these brownies asap. Yes, need, not want! Like most things I buy. I NEED them, I told hubby all the time, lol! But I don’t have chocolate syrup, so a trip to the store is in order, right? I must have these brownies! 😃

  4. Drool drool Jhuls, what incredible brownies!! I think I try to be an average spender, but sales convert me into a spendthrift 😀 Then I become a hoarder and like you have had to rush to use products by their expiry date after forgetting all about them!

    1. My head is aching with all the ingredients that I need to use. I had my lessons now. 😀 Thanks for being here, Naina. Have a wonderful week ahead. ❤

    1. After so many stuffs that soon to be expired, I think I need to think about food items on sale. 😀 I’d pass the whole pan to you, Chef Julianna. 😀 Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Oh Jhuls you’re a shopper just like me! If it’s on sale, I want it. But, if I really want it, I don’t always look at the price tag… I like to think the two balance each other out 😉 And these brownies? Yuuummm what a great way to put those sale items to a tasty use! 😀

    1. Ahhh!! Are all ladies like that? My Mom was like that. 😀

      Thanks, Tracy. Glad to hear you’re co- hosting today. Have fun! Happy FF and have a great weekend. ❤

  6. Cheesecake……… when I first started my blog, that’s ALL I made. Cheesecake Cupcakes, Strawberries filled with Cheesecake… Strawberry Cheesecake pops…. and yes, chocolate chip cheesecake brownies. So, when I saw this at Fiesta Friday… I drooled on myself. (Hate when that happens.) Did you know that cheesecake is the best thing in the world?! I’m guessing yes, because you brought some to the party this week. Thank you for that………. can I eat them? All? 🙂

    1. You must be so pro at cheesecake by now, Steph. 😀 I’d love to explore more cheesecake recipe. I tried my best to stay away from cream cheese or cheesecake (because it’s not good for my migraine) but can’t anymore help it. 😀 Thank you for stopping by, Steph and thanks for co-hosting. ❤ I hope you are having a great time.

      And yes, you can eat them all. 😀 I'll make another batch for the others. 😉

  7. Great info on your intro! I believe I belong to the Tightwads most of the time, but also a Spendthrift when I go shopping with my wife and kids. =(
    I’m so happy reading the ingredients of your brownies. I actually got a lot of chocolate syrup in our provision store, and cream cheese too.
    Definitely trying this one!
    Happy Fiesta Friday, Jhuls! =)

  8. How did you know I had both Hershley’s syrup and 2 bottles of cocoa powder in my pantry begging to be used 😀 Thank you for an awesome recipe. What a relief!! Finally I get some space in my pantry for something else 😉

  9. Ohhhhh man. These look incredible Jhuls. I love brownies of every shape and description but the cheesecake?! Aah! Gorgeous pictures too. Such a great idea to use your neglected chocolate syrup… I never would’ve thought of that (I think I would have drowned myself in chocolate milkshakes!) x

  10. Those brownies look amazing! Who was it last week that said they were a hoarder? I am a bakery hoarder! When something is on sale, I buy it. Other than that, I am a little tighter. I will spend more for good ingredients though…I’m not cheap.

    1. Really? Well, maybe all people possess the three but applying them on different situations. I don’t know – but as far as I can remember, I have never been a tightwad. 😀 Thank you for being here, Sarah. I hope you are okay. ❤

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