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Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies

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
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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 the chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture (batter will be thick). Stir in nuts if desired.
  • Spread half of the batter evenly into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until blended. Gently spread over batter. Spoon remaining batter over filling; spread to cover.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 124 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • flagday69
    Dec 22, 2013

    Easy to make but not as good as caramel brownies.

  • lottieda
    Aug 28, 2012

    No comment left

  • bitzee
    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.

  • large.barbara
    Feb 10, 2012

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  • kimjen
    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.