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Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Brownies are a common dessert in our household - they're just about the only form of chocolate my husband will eat! I love this version that makes a big batch and has a rich cream-cheese layer in the center.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:48 servings


  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture (batter will be thick). Stir in nuts if desired.
  • 2. Spread half of the batter evenly into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; set aside.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until blended. Gently spread over batter. Spoon remaining batter over filling; spread to cover.
  • 4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies

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flagday69 165169
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Easy to make but not as good as caramel brownies."

bitzee 163618
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"They were good,easy to make. But nothing special.If you have ingredient's, and in the mood for a rich dessert,then go for it. It would be better to add a thin layer of raspberry or strawberry preserves on top of the cream cheese,then top with the rest of the chocolate."

kimjen 208689
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"I've made these twice in the past month. They are simple to make, taste great, and stay moist until they are gone. They are a big hit at my house."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.