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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
24 brownies

Cream cheese in brownies might sound strange at first, but nothing makes a rich, gooey brownie quite like adding cream cheese to the batter. Give them a double chocolate finish with a HERSHEY'S Cocoa icing and never make brownies any other way again.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
17 minutes
Bake Time
45 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3-oz.), softened
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 cup
    chopped nuts
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Make our Brownie Frosting to complete the recipe as shown in the image.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Bowl Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2

Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.

3

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare Brownie Frosting; spread over brownies. Cut into bars.

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