Cream Cheese Brownies

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly grease a square 8X8-inch pan.
  • To make the cream cheese layer, put the cream cheese in a mixer bowl and mix with the paddle attachment until it's smooth.
  • Add the rest of the cream cheese layer ingredients, beating well and scraping down and of the batter that dares try to escape up the sides of the bowl.
  • To make the brownie layer, melt the butter and the chocolate together until smoothly melted.
  • Put aside and let come to room temperature.
  • Be patient, it's worth it.
  • In a separate bowl from the cream cheese mixture, mix the eggs and the sugar until it's thick and a gorgeous lemon color.
  • Add the chocolate mixture and mix well until combined.
  • Again, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the flour, vanilla, baking powder, salt and the chocolate chips, mix well until combined.
  • Pour half the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Dollop the cream cheese mixture over that.
  • Don't worry if it doesn't cover the chocolate. It won't.
  • Add the remaining chocolate mixture.
  • Take a knife and gently draw it through the batters, from left to right and from top to bottom, making a checkerboard pattern.
  • Don't allow the mixtures to combine, be careful.
  • Sprinkle with the nuts.
  • Bake in the oven until the sides, but not the tops, begin to brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Don't wait until a tester comes out clean, if you do then you have overbaked and basically murdered the brownies.
  • Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes, cut into 12 or 16 brownies, cover and refrigerate.
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