Birthday Bash: Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars

Last weekend was so much fun that I’m still recovering. Mostly because my friends threw me my first-ever surprise party at a swanky speakeasy. Every detail was set with my favorite bubbly being poured, my old dancing pal performing, and some of my favorite friends to chat and cheers with.

But the one thing that was a mystery? The cake. You see, no one knew what my favorite dessert was because, well, I’ve never really decided on it. Until now. Meet Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars.

  Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars | | #pairswellwithfood You already know anything I’m gonna finish a meal with better involve some sort of chocolate. And since I’m known for my cheesecake and have a self-proclaimed coconut lover, well, I decided to combine them all and create these Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars. Truth be told, these were inspired by Gaby’s Slutty Brownies , which I finally tried for the first time while filming Domestic Partners a few weeks back.

Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars | | #pairswellwithfood I totally get why that recipe is such a hit but I wanted something more my speed with a layer of chocolate in there somewhere. So, yesterday, for my real birthday, I made myself these Coconut Brownie Cheesecake Bars, which might be my favorite birthday gift of all!