Rich, marbled brownies.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
20
Yield:
16 - 20 brownies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt chocolate with 3 tablespoons of the butter over very low heat. Stir constantly until smooth. Set aside to cool.

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  • Cream remaining 2 tablespoons butter with cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar. Cream until light and fluffy. Blend into this 1 of the eggs, 1 tablespoon flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.

  • Now beat the remaining 2 eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually beat into them 3/4 cup sugar. Continue beating until thickened. Stir in the baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Add to this the cooled chocolate mixture. Blend well. Stir in the nuts and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  • Spread half of the chocolate batter into an 8x8 inch greased baking pan. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the top. Then drop the remaining chocolate batter by tablespoons over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Swirl through batter layers with a spatula for a marbled effect.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pan. Cut into squares or bars.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 16.7g 5% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 40.2mg 13% DV; sodium 85.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This was a fantastic brownie recipe! I didn't have any German Chocolate Squares and used melted tollhouse chocolate chips instead and it turned out fine. They weren't too sweet and the cream cheese flavor mixed with the brownie was just delectable! They disappeared in my house in one night! A keeper!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2010
These brownies were not very good. I like the idea of the cream cheese topping. But I didn't care for the brownie base. The batter was very liquidy and then real fudgy after baking. I used 2/3 cup chocolate chips (4oz)to replace the baking chocolate which is basically the same. But I like a more cake like homemade brownie. Possibly using cocoa and oil like another reviewer it may have gotten more cake like. I had to take them out of the oven before the cheesecake topping got to browned. But the brownie part seemed undercooked unless that was supposed to be the texture? Only about 3 brownies got eaten from the pan which is not normal in my home. I am going to stick to the Mmmm Mmmm Brownies I found on this site. I can always modify them. Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This was a fantastic brownie recipe! I didn't have any German Chocolate Squares and used melted tollhouse chocolate chips instead and it turned out fine. They weren't too sweet and the cream cheese flavor mixed with the brownie was just delectable! They disappeared in my house in one night! A keeper!!! Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2006
These are amazing... Totally amazing. The key is using the right pan. I tried an 8x8 glass pan and failed 3 times, they were either burned or not cooked in the center. Finally i turned to a 8x8 nonstick and voilla. Perfection. Make sure to greease and flour the pan. I added a bit more cream cheese (about half of a 250 g package). Bake at 350 for 37 minutes and then turn off the oven and leave them in for 10 or 15 more minutes. This insures they are cooked through while making sure the sides don't burn. Fantastic, thanks a bunch for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
I have had alot of "flops" in my journey to be a better baker. But after trying this recipe my confidence is renewed! These are just the best brownies ever! I only had 2 ounces of chocolate so I had to substitute the other 2 ounces with 6 tablespoons of baking cocoa powder and 3 tablespoons of oil I also baked it for 5 min. less than the required time. But besides those minor changes I followed the directions exactly and they came out great! I encourage anyone who reads this to go ahead and make it for yourself. If you love brownies and cheesecake you got to try this one! Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
These brownies are delicious. I used milk chocolate chips as a substitute for the sweet chocolate baking squares and microwaved them with the butter for 30 seconds to melt them....fast and easy. This is a very good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2005
I bake these brownies when I want to impress someone because these look more sophisticated than regular brownies. I also like how these are not too thick or too sweet. Like many people who tried this recipe I increased the amount of cream cheese to 4oz. Instead of saving half the chocolate batter I saved only 2 to 3 tbsp of chocolate batter to spoon onto the cream cheese layer. I get better marble look this way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2007
I brought these brownies to a party where there were several other desserts including brownies. These were gone first. Delicious. I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and made a bit extra of the cream cheese mixture. Other than that I followed the exact recipe. I baked them in a 9 x 9 pan so baked them for 25 minutes, turned off the oven and baked for another 5. Perfect. Easy to follow instructions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I really enjoyed this recipe...a new twist. I used 8oz cream cheese for a 9x13 pan which was a perfect amount. Other reviewers mention that it's more cake-like. I still think it's good. Maybe the cook who submitted it baked at a high altitude where cakes & brownies turn out flat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2006
This is a truly orgasmic recipe. I couldn't stop eating the batter. I used walnuts and a type of goat cheese since I am allergic to dairy and it turned out great! I decorated the top with cocoa powder which went great with the swirls. Truly festive. It was gone within moments at the party I served it at. Lick your fingers amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2004
These are by far the best brownies ever! They turned out perfectly and everyone loved them. The last time I made these I doubled the cream cheese part because I love cream cheese so much and they turned out awesome! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2010
These brownies were not very good. I like the idea of the cream cheese topping. But I didn't care for the brownie base. The batter was very liquidy and then real fudgy after baking. I used 2/3 cup chocolate chips (4oz)to replace the baking chocolate which is basically the same. But I like a more cake like homemade brownie. Possibly using cocoa and oil like another reviewer it may have gotten more cake like. I had to take them out of the oven before the cheesecake topping got to browned. But the brownie part seemed undercooked unless that was supposed to be the texture? Only about 3 brownies got eaten from the pan which is not normal in my home. I am going to stick to the Mmmm Mmmm Brownies I found on this site. I can always modify them. Read More
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