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Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

A friend from church shared this recipe with me. Cream cheese lends itself to a moist and chewy brownie bar that's finger-lickin' good! —Carolyn Reed, North Robinson, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:30 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and milk until fluffy; set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cocoa mix and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts and mix well.
  • 2. Pour half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread with the cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining batter. Cut through batter with a knife to swirl the cream cheese.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 204 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 105 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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