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Orange-Cream Cheese Brownies

Orange Cream Cheese Brownies

The perfect brownie for an adult Halloween party or anytime you want to enjoy a perfect combination of refreshing orange and rich chocolate.


  • 1 (17 ounce) box Betty Crocker® dark chocolate premium brownie mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
  • Yellow food color
  • Red food color
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.)
  2. Make brownies as directed on box. Cool completely.
  3. Stir cream cheese, powdered sugar, orange juice, 2 drops yellow food color and 1 drop red food color until smooth and spreadable; spread over brownies.
  4. Place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) about 2 minutes or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over brownies.
  5. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until cream cheese and chocolate are set.
  6. For 24 brownies, cut into 4 rows by 6 rows.
  7. Cover and refrigerate any remaining brownies.

Soften cream cheese quickly by placing unwrapped cream cheese in a bowl and microwaving on High for 10 to 15 seconds.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 180 o (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g o (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, o Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 80mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g o (Dietary Fiber 0g, o Sugars 23g), Protein 1g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker/© 2010 ®/TM General Mills


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