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Favorite Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate and cream cheese are swirled in these yummy bars to create a sensation that's sure to please your sweet tooth...and fool it at the same time! This dessert tastes so rich, it's hard to believe it's low in fat. —Jean Komlos of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, butter and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until melted; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat in the egg, egg white and sour cream on low speed just until combined. Beat in chocolate mixture until smooth. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg white and vanilla until smooth; set aside.
  • Spread chocolate batter into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drop the cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 95 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • tstreich
    Jul 11, 2013

    These are very good - nice treat without all the guilt. I only made 1/2 the recipe in a 9x9, but will be making the whole recipe again.

  • ConnieK
    Jul 6, 2012

    Love these. Great treat for the chocolate and cream cheese lovers.

  • doting
    Feb 11, 2011

    My family and friends love these bars!

    Dec 6, 2010

    These brownies have great taste and texture. Do not skip the chocolate chips or the cream cheese. They're what make them taste rich.

  • nancymcsews
    Jun 29, 2008

    2 points

  • annicehodge
    Apr 12, 2008

    This is the one in the magazine

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    Jun 29, 2006

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    Feb 13, 2006

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