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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

 Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies
I'm a chocolate lover, and this treat has satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson Worland, Wyoming
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Separate two eggs, putting each white in a
  • separate bowl (discard yolks or save for another use); set aside. In
  • a small bowl, beat butter and 3/4 cup sugar until crumbly. Beat in
  • the whole egg, one egg white and vanilla until well combined.
  • Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to egg mixture until blended.
  • Pour into a 9-in.-square baking pan coated with cooking spray; set
  • aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in the second egg white. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls over
  • the batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until set and edges pull away from sides of
  • pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 brownie equals 167 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium,

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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.