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Ultimate Chewy Cream Cheese Swirled Brownies




  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet baking chocolate
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 1 3x 9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and semisweet chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (4 to 7 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
  4. Add 6 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt; mix just until all ingredients are moistened and brownie mixture is smooth.
  6. Spread half of brownie mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Combine all filling ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes).
  8. Dollop cream cheese mixture over brownie mixture.
  9. Spoon remaining brownie mixture over cream cheese mixture.
  10. Swirl brownie mixture and cream cheese mixture with knife.
  11. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan. (DO NOT OVER-BAKE.)
  12. Cool completely; cut into bars.
  13. Store refrigerated.

Makes 48 brownies.

Reduce baking temperature by 25 degrees F if using dark or nonstick baking pan.

For the most tender brownies, stir the brownie mixture until smooth; do not over-mix.

Nutrition Facts (1 brownie): Calories: 140 Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 45 mg Sodium: 85 mg Carbohydrates: 18 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Protein: 2 g

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