Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

Chocolate Cheesecake BrowniesWhen life gets busy, I often turn to baking mixes.  There isn’t much quicker than a batch of brownies.  Except, they get boring, says the lady who doesn’t even eat them.  I hate making the same thing over and over again.  So I add a little zip and zing.  Sometimes I add chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate frosting.  Sometimes I add chopped up candy bars.  This time, I made them into chocolate cheesecake brownies.

It didn’t take much more than a little cream cheese, cocoa, sugar and egg.  After preparing the mix according to package directions and putting it into a prepared pan, I simply beat up these other ingredients in the same bowl.

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite desserts were cheesecake swirled brownies.  Mom didn’t start using mixes of any kind until I was a teenager, so they were purely from scratch.  I don’t have always have time to fuss with completely homemade desserts, so I am all about fancying up mixes.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
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Ingredients
  • 1 9X13 brownie mix, with accompanying eggs, water and oil
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. After preparing brownie mix according to package directions.
  2. Pour it into a prepared 9X13 pan.
  3. In the same bowl you made the brownie, mix, combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Drop dollops of cream cheese mixture all over the brownies.
  6. Using a knife, swirl the cheesecake layer into the brownies.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Cool, cut and eat.

 

5 thoughts on “Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

  1. Firstly, how in the world can you resist any brownie? Secondly, resist one that is so beautifully swirled? I wish I could turn away brownies or any sweets for that matter. AND I love how you turned this regular box mix into a fantastic brownie that looks like it was made from scratch!

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