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Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

I learned to bake and cook from my mother. I grew up in a family of 12 and we all had chores to do - mine was to help prepare the meals. The more I cooked, the more I enjoyed it. Now it's my favorite hobby.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen


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


  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, butter and chocolate; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate mixture until smooth.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla; set aside. Spread chocolate batter into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drop cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over batter; cut through the 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. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 78 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • s_pants
    Aug 30, 2017

    Good and easy to fix. I like the addition of the chocolate chips. These bars have approximately 70 calories per piece (using margarine instead of butter).

  • brat85
    May 20, 2014

    I really like these. For me they have just the right amount of sweetness. And they are more cake-like instead of brownie-like, but I prefer the cake-like. The next time I make them I will wait until they are completely cooled before cutting them into squares. I only got 35 servings from the 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Maybe by letting them cool completely I'll get 72 servings but they will be small.

  • germanycook
    Mar 8, 2013

    So good! I used a 9x9" pan brownie mix and made the whole recipe of cream cheese topping. This made a thicker layer but I think they came out perfect like that - any thinner and they wouldn't be as rich. Yum!

  • lottieda
    Apr 27, 2012

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  • angelasandoval
    Dec 8, 2010

    I expected these to be more brownie-like (dense/chewy), instead they were very cake-like. But still delicious!

  • Heather811
    Jul 14, 2010

    To lighten it up some more, I used fat free sour cream and fat free cream cheese. This recipe is delicious and had everyone raving about it for days!

  • onaisahkhan
    Dec 9, 2009

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    Jun 20, 2009

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    May 5, 2007

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