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Marble Brownies

"I like to cook and enjoy trying new recipes," relates Diana Coppernoll of Linden, North Carolina. A cream cheese topping flavors the moist chocolaty brownies she shares here.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Cover and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds; stir until smooth. Beat in sugar, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to chocolate mixture until blended. Spread into a greased microwave-safe 8-in. square dish; set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in the sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Spoon over brownie batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Cook, uncovered, at 70% power for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cook on high for 1 minute longer. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 308 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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