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This is an old style brownie recipe with a new twist. A cream cheese twist that is. Cookies my be my first love but brownies are definitely my second. Nothing better than a pan of walnut studded brownies with a thick layer of chocolate frosting, except maybe a dozen cookies! These homemade brownies start off with a package of German sweet chocolate and end up with a yummy cream cheese layer running through them.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making brownies from scratch, I hear ya. I don’t always want to go through the grief of looking for my 8-inch square baking pan that I know I have but now can’t find. Make a boxed brownie mix, I won’t tell anyone. And let’s face it people, anything that has a cream cheese layer running through it is going to taste good. I don’t care if it’s a boxed mix or homemade, if it’s a brownie I’ll eat it.
Marbled Brownies are super delicious.
- 1 4 oz package German sweet chocolate
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a microwave or in a small saucepan, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Set aside
In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add the sugar, beating until thick and pale yellow.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; add the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the vanilla extract and reserved melted chocolate. Add the chocolate chips.
Pour half of the batter into a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, flour and vanilla; mix well. Pour over the batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter over filling, with a knife cut through batter to create a marbled effect.
Bake at 325º for 35 to 40 minutes or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Keep brownies in the refrigerator.