Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

The original version of this recipe appeared in the May 1979 issue of Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt chocolate and 3 Tbsp butter in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, and set aside to cool.
  2. Blend remaining butter with cream cheese until soft and creamy.
  3. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, beating well.
  4. Blend in 1 egg, 1 Tbsp flour and 1/2 Tsp vanilla, and set aside.
  5. Beat remaining 2 eggs until thick and light in color.
  6. Gradually add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thickened.
  7. Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour.
  8. Stir in chocolate, 1 Tsp vanilla and nuts.
  9. Spread about half of the chocolate batter in a greased 8-9" square pan.
  10. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the top.
  11. Drop tablespoonfuls of remaining chocolate batter on top.
  12. Zigzag a spatula through the batter to marble.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until top springs back when lightly pressed in the center.
  14. Cool, and cut into bars.

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