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Carolina Kitchen: Cream Cheese Brownies

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Carolina Kitchen: Cream Cheese Brownies (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

BY: IFB Solutions recipes with Chef Diana Baker, IFB Solutions employee, and Nicole Ducouer, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Programs, IFB Solutions

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbs. 2% milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and milk until fluffy; set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cocoa mix, and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and nuts. Mix well.
  2. 2-Pour half the batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Spread with the cream cheese mixture. Top with the remaining batter. Cut through the batter to swirl the cream cheese.
  3. 3-Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

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