Ultimate Chewy Cream Cheese Swirled Brownies

Ultimate Chewy Cream Cheese Swirled Brownies

Ribbons of cream cheese are marbled into the ultimate chewy brownie bar.

20 min. prep time
48 brownies
121 Rating



4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
6 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt


1/4 cup sugar
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

Melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir in 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Add 6 eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in 2 1/2 cups flour and salt; mix just until all ingredients are moistened and brownie mixture is smooth. Spread half of brownie mixture into prepared pan.

Combine all filling ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scaping bowl often, until creamy. Dollop cream cheese mixture over brownie mixture. Spoon remaining brownie mixture over cream cheese mixture. Swirl brownie mixture and cream cheese mixture with knife.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out with a few moist crumbs. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

Reduce baking temperature by 25°F if using dark or nonstick baking pan.

Nutrition Facts (1 brownie)

Calories: 140

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11345©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I left the brownies in for the time the recipe called for. They never did come "away" from the side of the glass baking dish and they were very dry.

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