Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

A brownie classic! Who can resist rich cream cheese marbled through rich fudgy brownies?


16 servings

Filling Ingredients

4 ounce cream cheese, softened (from 8 ounce package)
1 egg
3 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Brownies Ingredients

1 (1 pound 2.4 ounce) box brownie mix (e.g. Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium)
water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease bottom only of an 9-inch square baking pan with butter, shortening or cooking spray.

In small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.

Make brownie batter as directed on box. Spread 3/4 of brownie batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through mixture with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake for 40 to 44 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. For 16 brownies, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Additional Information

Using a plastic knife when cutting the brownies helps prevent them from sticking to the knife.

Softening cream cheese is easy. Just microwave unwrapped cream cheese in a microwavable bowl on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds.


Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 35 mg; Sodium 135 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 24 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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