These Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies are so soft and totally chewy. A little bit of the cream cheese mixture in every chocolaty bite!
My Uncle Gary, who was not only my uncle but a fellow foodie, made these brownies for Ken, my husband, and I hate to admit it but we couldn’t stop eating them.
I miss being able to call my Uncle Gary whenever I have a food problem, or any problem for that matter! He was definitely a culinary genius, as far as I am concerned anyways. I am sure he would disagree. He always underestimated his value.Anyways, enough about him. These Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies are perfect for those days when you just want something soft, chewy and sweet! The right amount of chocolate. The right amount of cream cheese!You can cut these Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies into any size you like or require. When i was younger I used to cut these tiny little bite sized squares and now they are much bigger! I guess I am just getting lazy in my old age!I just think chocolate and cream cheese go perfectly together. Does anyone else agree? In my Peanut Butter Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Icing I include peanut butter and nutella in my batter and cream cheese icing all over the top. These are definitely worth a try too!If you are in need of a recipe that will satisfy your chocolate cravings and if I can say looks great on a dessert tray, then you have found the perfect dessert!
Easy to make and wait until you see how fast they disappear! Have a quick look at our recipe below. I think you will be glad you did!Our video below will show you just how easy this fabulous dessert is to make!
Chewy Cream Cheese Brownies
CREAM CHEESE SWIRL
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 tblsp sugar
- 1 tblsp flour
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter or 1 stick
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- cooking spray
CREAM CHEESE FILLING
In a medium bowl mash cream cheese with a fork. Add sour cream, sugar, and flour. Combine and set aside.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Take 2 pieces of tinfoil. Place one sheet firmly on the bottom and into the corners of the pan and up over the 2 edges of the pan. Using your other piece of tinfoil do the exact same thing in the other direction, covering the other 2 edges. Covering the edges will help you remove the baked brownies from the pan. Coat foil with cooking spray.
In a medium sized pot melt butter on low. Once melted butter coats the bottom of the pot add chocolate band melt. Keep the temperature on low. Stir regularly and remove from heat once melted.
In the meantime, in a large bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. Add melted chocolate mixture and whisk until totally incorporated. Spread batter in prepared pan, reserving about 2/3 of a cup.
Spread cream cheese filling as evenly as possible over batter. Using a spatula scrape the bowl with the reserved batter and drop spoonfuls all over the cream cheese filling, 6 to 8 times. Using a knife, swirl batter through cream cheese filling, making a marbled pattern.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with only few moist crumbs attached, 35-45 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through baking. Let cool in pan on wire rack for at least an hour. Remove from pan and cut in squares when ready to serve. Keep refrigerated and enjoy!