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Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Cream cheese in brownies might sound strange at first, but nothing makes a rich, gooey brownie quite like adding cream cheese to the batter. Give them a double chocolate finish with a HERSHEY'S Cocoa icing and never make brownies any other way again.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
17 minutes
Bake Time
45 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks) , softened
  • 1 package
    cream cheese (3-oz.) , softened
  • 2 cups
  • 3
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 cup
    chopped nuts
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our Brownie Frosting to complete the recips as shown in the image.


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Bowl Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare Brownie Frosting; spread over brownies. Cut into bars.

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