Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

The brownies have a fudge-like texture and a rich cream cheese topping. Cashews and a hot fudge swirl make these pretty bars special.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, water, oil and egg. Stir in chips.
  3. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  4. For topping, in a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over brownies.
  5. Sprinkle with cashews; drizzle with hot fudge topping. Refrigerate before cutting.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

I found this recipe in Taste of Home Contest Winning Recipes 2010. I love the cream cheese frosting--this is a great way to doctor up a brownie mix. Thank you for sharing this wonderful simple recipe that looks like you spent all day in the kitchen.

AmyZoe July 03, 2011

I made these for Christmas. I didn't use the chocolate sauce topping because, after trying a little right after putting the cream cheese topping, they were already pretty sweet. That was the only complaint that I got--they were too sweet. This might be solved with making about 1/2 the frosting mixture or cutting the powdered sugar in half, perhaps. The cashew flavor was a little over powered by the sweetness also. I ate them quite happily, but everyone else could only handle about half a bar. I got the recipe originally from a Taste of Home Cookies and Candies cookbooklet. Thanks for posting!

the_cookie_lady January 02, 2009

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