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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies
Fun for Kids Intermediate

Prep Time: 17 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts


  • 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare BROWNIE FROSTING; spread over brownies. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 brownies.
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup (optional)
  • Beat butter and cocoa in small bowl until blended; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating well. Add 1 tablespoon milk and corn syrup, if desired; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. Add additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, if needed. About 1 cup frosting.

Ratings & Reviews

    Tasty but I prefer my brownie texture more chewy
    Sooo good, turned out perfect!! Best brownie recipe I've tried so far.
    Great brownies, been making these for years. First found the recipe in one of my Mom's cookie books. I like it because you mix the cream cheese in and not just swirl it within the batter.
    the best brownie recipe I have ever tried!! I made them for my husbands family..and their teenage son called me the next day to tell me to make more..that he loved them!!
    abaolutly wonderful! i used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 unsweetened applesauce (to lower calories a bit).. as well as only 1 and 3/4 cup sugar.. Turned out absolutly wonderful! the little pieces of cream cheese were so good!!.. i use low fat everything and the texture still came out awesome, couldnt tell a difference at all!
    These are delicious. You can also substitute honey for the corn syrup in the frosting and these brownies are really great!