Best Damn Chocolate Brownies That May Give You A Heart-Attack, But Who Cares Since You'll Be In Heaven AnywaysIf you're like me, you've worked so hard to find that perfect brownie recipe - one that actually tastes chocolatey and not like sawdust. With Valentine's Day two weeks ago, I was determined to find the perfect recipe - forget the calories, I guarantee you'll never find a to-die-for brownie that's also low fat.
So, I after sifting through recipes for hours, I settled on one that seemed perfect...I'd be lying if I told you I created this recipe. But, I take full credit for posting it here:
Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Recipe courtesy Taste of Home magazine
For the chocolate batter:
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 squares (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
1/2 cup sour cream
For the cream cheese mixture:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
In a small saucepan, combine water, butter, and chocolate; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs and sour cream; beat on low just until combined. Stir in chocolate mixture until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In another bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla; set aside. Spread chocolate batter into a greased 15 by 10 by 1-inch baking pan. Drop cream cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over batter; cut through the batter with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.Enjoy! And, be sure to go to the gym after having one of these....