Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies

Enjoy these delicious cheese filled chocolate brownies - perfect dessert to impress your guests.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

brownies

Cream Cheese Filling
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
large egg
Brownies
1
cup butter or margarine
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
large eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour*
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening.
  2. In medium bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  3. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, beat chocolate mixture, sugar, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour and salt on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Stir in nuts. Spread 1 3/4 cups of the batter in pan. Spread filling over batter. Drop remaining batter in mounds randomly over filling; carefully spread to cover cream cheese layer.
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 2 hours. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 48 brownies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*If using self-rising flour, omit salt.
Lighter Cream Cheese Brownies:
For 6 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, use softened reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), , in the Cream Cheese Filling. For brownies, substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 cup of the butter and 2 eggs plus 4 egg whites for the 4 eggs. Decrease nuts to 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Brownie)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.