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German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies (VRP 090)

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Dive into the indulgent world of German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies, a luxurious dessert that combines the rich, deep flavors of German chocolate with the creamy tanginess of cream cheese. This recipe layers a moist, nutty brownie base with a luscious cream cheese topping, creating a marbled masterpiece that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. Perfect for special occasions or as a treat to brighten any day, these brownies are sure to impress.

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German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

A Short History:

The love affair with chocolate brownies began in the United States at the end of the 19th century, quickly becoming a beloved staple in American households. The addition of German sweet chocolate introduces a distinctly rich flavor, while the cream cheese layer adds a modern twist, showcasing the evolution of the brownie from a simple chocolate treat to a sophisticated dessert.

Timeline:

  • Late 1800s: The first brownie recipes appear in American cookbooks.
  • Mid-20th Century: German sweet chocolate gained popularity, leading to innovative recipes such as German chocolate cake and, eventually, these brownies.
  • Late 20th Century to Present: The fusion of brownies with cream cheese creates a new category of desserts, marrying the classic with the contemporary for a uniquely delicious experience.

Tips for the Perfect German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies:

  • Melting Chocolate: Ensure the chocolate and margarine are completely melted and mixed well to form a smooth base for the brownies.
  • Marble Effect: Use a knife to gently swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownie batter, creating the signature marbled look without overmixing.
  • Baking Time: Watch the brownies closely as they bake. They’re done when a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached, ensuring a fudgy texture.
  • Cooling: Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan before cutting to ensure they are set properly and maintain their structure.

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German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe

German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies are a testament to the joy of baking and the pleasure of indulging in a well-crafted dessert. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe offers a delightful challenge with a delicious reward. Embrace the process and prepare to enjoy a slice of decadence with every bite.

German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

German Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Ingredients

Brownie Layer:

  • 1 package (4 ounces) BAKER'S GERMAN'S Sweet Chocolate
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) margarine
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup chopped nuts

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 4 ounces PHILADELPHIA BRAND Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Instructions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F (325°F for glass baking dish).
  2. MICROWAVE chocolate and margarine in large microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 minutes or until margarine is melted.
  3. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.*
  4. STIR ¾ cup sugar into chocolate until well blended.
  5. Mix in 2 eggs and vanilla.
  6. Stir in ½ cup flour and nuts until well blended. Spread in greased -inch square pan.
  7. MIX cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon flour in same bowl until smooth.
  8. Spoon over brownie batter; swirl with knife to marbleize.
  9. BAKE 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
  10. DO NOT OVERBAKE.
  11. Cool in pan.
  12. Cut into squares.

Notes

Makes 16.

*TOP OF STOVE PREPARATION: Melt chocolate and margarine in heavy 2-quart saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Continue as above.

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