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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

 Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies
Whenever I take these to a gathering, someone will usually announce. "Lisa brought those brownies"—and everyone knows exactly which ones they are! We live on 10-1/2 acres out in the country with our daughters, 7 and 4.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling


  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Cool
  • slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in extracts and
  • chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour half of the
  • batter into a greased 8-in. square baking dish; set aside.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg,
  • butter, flour and vanilla until blended. Pour over batter in pan.
  • Spoon remaining batter over filling. Cut through batter
  • with a knife to swirl the chocolate.
  • Bake for at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until filling is set. Cool
  • on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut
  • into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie equals 248 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.