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Marble Squares

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


about 5 dozen

Updated: Feb. 26, 2022

Field Editor Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas exudes, "These swirled bars are so good I just had to share them!"


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2-1/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 1 egg; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water, butter and chocolate to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in flour and remaining sugar. Stir in the sour cream, baking soda, salt and remaining eggs until smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Dollop cream cheese mixture over the top; cut through batter with a knife to swirl cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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