Cream Cheese Blonde Brownies

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by SharleneW

Another terrific brownie recipe I picked up a few years back. If you use the non-fat cream cheese and sour cream these have the added bonus of being fairly low in fat.

Top Review by Kasha

I just made these, and, of course, tasted one. I like the cream cheese layer mixed in, and I did it all with non fat or low fat products. My brownies took a LOT longer to bake, almost double the time, very strange. It was a fast and easy recipe, despite all of the steps.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg whites, sour cream, 1 tablespoon of the flour, and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla.
  2. Beat until smooth; set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, stir together the remaining 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and walnuts; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine syrup, brown sugar, butter, egg, and the remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add flour mixture; beat until dry ingredients are evenly moistened.
  7. Pour two-thirds of the brownie batter into a lightly oiled 8-inch baking pan.
  8. Spread to make level.
  9. Pour cheese mixture from step 1 evenly over batter.
  10. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls over cheese mixture; swirl with a knife to blend batter slightly with cheese mixture.
  11. Bake in a 350°F oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean (about 25 minutes; pierce brownie, not cheese mixture).
  12. Let cool in a pan on a rack, then cut into 2-inch squares.

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