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Cream Cheese Brownies

July 23, 2012Teresa

Cream Cheese Brownies are the most decadent, chocolaty, wonderful brownies you will ever eat. Seriously. They are absolutely marvelous. Each brownie is filled  with coconut in the cream cheese filling. On top of that, chocolate chips and nuts are mixed into the chocolate brownie. Swirled together, these layers make this brownie unbelievably spectacular! Everyone loves these rich brownies. Most don’t want to stop at one!

I’ve tasted and tried several cream cheese brownie recipes over the years. This one, however, is my all-time favorite. We make these almost every year for Christmas give-aways. They are a real crowd-pleaser whenever I take them somewhere.

I got this recipe from Judy Norton who was a secretary at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill, Texas, for years. I’ve made a few changes and this is what my version turns out like. I’m not sure where Judy got the recipe. I do know she added the coconut to it. I’ve added a little more sugar, flour and coconut to the cream cheese layer. I also added the chocolate chips to the brownie layer.

I originally made this recipe back in July of 2012 shortly after I began my food blog. I didn’t know the first thing about taking pictures and presentation back in those days. It has been almost two years and hopefully you can see an improvement.

I recently remade a batch of these scrumptious brownies when some friends of ours were moving into their new home. Each time I make these brownies everyone just raves and raves over them. They are that good. I believe these pictures below may convince you! 🙂

I remade this recipe again (circa May 2019). This time I served them to our church’s college department. Yes, they are still some of the most drool-worthy brownies you’ll ever eat. I also think this recipe remains our favorite version of brownies ever. That says a lot since I have about 500 cookie or brownie recipes on this blog! Enjoy.

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Cream Cheese Brownies are the most delicious brownie on the planet!

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These brownies are absolutely scrumptious.

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We love the coconut cheesecake filling swirled into the fudgy chocolate chip batter.

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Cream Cheese Brownies have it all–texture, crunch, chewiness, gooeyness, and decadence!

Here’s what I did.

THE CREAM CHEESE LAYER:

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I used these ingredients for the cream cheese layer.

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Soften cream cheese and butter.

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Mix them with an electric mixer until smooth. 

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Add eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla and coconut.

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Beat ingredients together until smooth.

THE BROWNIE LAYER:

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I used these ingredients for the brownie layer.

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Place brownie mix, oil, egg, and water in a mixing bowl.

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Mix with an electric mixer until well combined or stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

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Add chocolate chips and nuts.

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Stir with a wooden spoon to combine. This mixture is extremely thick. The recipe calls for 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup water. At times I have had to increase these amounts to 1/2 cup each — perhaps because the brownie mix had more ounces.

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Spread half the cream cheese layer on the bottom of a sprayed 9×13″ baking dish.

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Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top of the cream cheese mixture. You can tell from this picture how thick the brownie dough is.

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Spread the remaining cream cheese filling over top of the chocolate portion and smooth layer.

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Dab the remaining brownie dough over top of the second cream cheese layer.

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Using a knife or the bottom of a wooden spoon, cut through all four layers to marbleize and swirl the batters together.

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Bring the cream cheese layer from the bottom up to the top. Be careful not to be too heavy handed with this or you overmix, and the cream cheese dissolves into the brownie layer and there is no distinction in color or appearance.

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The recipe calls for these brownies to bake for 45 minutes at 350. Sometimes mine take almost 55 minutes to test done with a toothpick. Make sure you bake these long enough. They are somewhat gooey anyway. So if you undercook them they are hard to remove from the pan without really falling apart.

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Cream Cheese Brownies are ooey and gooey on the inside. 

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These moist brownies are rich and decadent.

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This side view shows the marbleizing of the two layers.

Here’s the recipe.

CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

(Adapted from recipe given to me by Judy Norton, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX)

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These are our favorite brownies. They're rich and decadent using a brownie mix with chocolate chips and nuts. The cream cheese layer includes coconut. The two layers are swirled together making the best brownie ever! Terrific for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fun like Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day.
Cream Cheese Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is our favorite #brownie #recipe ever! The #CreamCheese layer includes #coconut & the brownie layer includes #ChocolateChips & #pecans. Swirled together these are absolutely decadent! Terrific for #tailgating parties or summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly or #LaborDay. #dessert #HolidayDessert #ChocolateDessert #CreamCheeseDessert #cookie #CreamCheeseBrownies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
BROWNIE LAYER:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
BROWNIE LAYER:
Cream Cheese Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is our favorite #brownie #recipe ever! The #CreamCheese layer includes #coconut & the brownie layer includes #ChocolateChips & #pecans. Swirled together these are absolutely decadent! Terrific for #tailgating parties or summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly or #LaborDay. #dessert #HolidayDessert #ChocolateDessert #CreamCheeseDessert #cookie #CreamCheeseBrownies
Instructions
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter with electric mixer.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla.
  3. Stir in coconut. Set aside.
BROWNIE LAYER:
  1. Mix brownie mix, egg, water and oil.
  2. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick.
  3. Spray a 9x13” baking pan with cooking spray (or grease and flour pan).
  4. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in bottom of pan.
  5. Spread out to cover surface of pan.
  6. Then spread half of the brownie mixture over top of the cream cheese mixture.
  7. It won’t spread evenly, but you can dollop it onto the mixture and move it around slightly to cover the surface the best you can.
  8. Pour and spread remaining cream cheese mixture over top of brownie layer, and then remaining brownie mix.
  9. Using a wooden spoon or knife, swirl through all layers.
  10. Don’t overdo it, but make sure you swirl the batter in 2 or 3 inch swirls throughout the pan.
  11. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.
  12. Be sure mixture is set in the middle. Test with a toothpick. Cook additional 5 or 10 minutes if necessary, depending on the heat of your oven.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Cream Cheese Brownies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Judy Norton when we attended Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 24
Rich, decadent brownie using brownie mix with chocolate chips and nuts, and has a cream cheese layer with coconut swirled into the brownie layer. AMAZING!
Ingredients
  • [b][u]CREAM CHEESE LAYER:[/u][/b]
  • 8-oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 5 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut[br]
  • [b][u]BROWNIE LAYER:[/u][/b]
  • 1 box brownie mix (Duncan Hines is good)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup water (depending on the mix – some mixes have more ounces so you need more water)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 12-oz. bag chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. [b][u]CREAM CHEESE LAYER:[/u][/b]
  2. Mix cream cheese and butter with electric mixer.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla.
  4. Stir in coconut. Set aside.[br]
  5. [b][u]BROWNIE LAYER:[/u][/b]
  6. Mix brownie mix, egg, water and oil.
  7. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick.
  8. Spray a 9×13” baking pan with cooking spray (or grease and flour pan).
  9. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in bottom of pan.
  10. Spread out to cover surface of pan.
  11. Then spread half of the brownie mixture over top of the cream cheese mixture.
  12. It won’t spread evenly, but you can dollop it onto the mixture and move it around slightly to cover the surface the best you can.
  13. Pour and spread remaining cream cheese mixture over top of brownie layer, and then remaining brownie mix.
  14. Using a wooden spoon or knife, swirl through all layers.
  15. Don’t overdo it, but make sure you swirl the batter in 2 or 3 inch swirls throughout the pan.
  16. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes. Be sure mixture is set in the middle.
  17. Test with a toothpick. Cook additional 5 or 10 minutes if necessary, depending on the heat of your oven.
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Such a fantastic brownie. Your guests will love these delicious treats.

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Try Cream Cheese Brownies at your next tailgating party and you’ll come home with nothing left!

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Cream Cheese Brownies are great anytime of the year, but especially for special occasions and holidays. Everyone just raves over this spectacular dessert bar.

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Chewy Chunky Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #brownies include #ChocolateChips #HeathEnglishToffeeBits, #coconut & #walnuts. They are ooey, gooey & so heavenly. Perfect for #tailgating, potlucks, backyard BBQs & summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly & #LaborDay. #dessert #ChocolateDessert #cookie #chocolate #ToffeeDessert #ChewyChunkyBrownies #HolidayDessert
Print Recipe
Cream Cheese Brownies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These are our favorite brownies. They're rich and decadent using a brownie mix with chocolate chips and nuts. The cream cheese layer includes coconut. The two layers are swirled together making the best brownie ever! Terrific for tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard barbecues or summer holiday fun like Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day.
Cream Cheese Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is our favorite #brownie #recipe ever! The #CreamCheese layer includes #coconut & the brownie layer includes #ChocolateChips & #pecans. Swirled together these are absolutely decadent! Terrific for #tailgating parties or summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly or #LaborDay. #dessert #HolidayDessert #ChocolateDessert #CreamCheeseDessert #cookie #CreamCheeseBrownies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
BROWNIE LAYER:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
BROWNIE LAYER:
Cream Cheese Brownies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is our favorite #brownie #recipe ever! The #CreamCheese layer includes #coconut & the brownie layer includes #ChocolateChips & #pecans. Swirled together these are absolutely decadent! Terrific for #tailgating parties or summer #holiday fun like #FourthOfJuly or #LaborDay. #dessert #HolidayDessert #ChocolateDessert #CreamCheeseDessert #cookie #CreamCheeseBrownies
Instructions
CREAM CHEESE LAYER:
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter with electric mixer.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla.
  3. Stir in coconut. Set aside.
BROWNIE LAYER:
  1. Mix brownie mix, egg, water and oil.
  2. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. The dough will be thick.
  3. Spray a 9x13” baking pan with cooking spray (or grease and flour pan).
  4. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture in bottom of pan.
  5. Spread out to cover surface of pan.
  6. Then spread half of the brownie mixture over top of the cream cheese mixture.
  7. It won’t spread evenly, but you can dollop it onto the mixture and move it around slightly to cover the surface the best you can.
  8. Pour and spread remaining cream cheese mixture over top of brownie layer, and then remaining brownie mix.
  9. Using a wooden spoon or knife, swirl through all layers.
  10. Don’t overdo it, but make sure you swirl the batter in 2 or 3 inch swirls throughout the pan.
  11. Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes.
  12. Be sure mixture is set in the middle. Test with a toothpick. Cook additional 5 or 10 minutes if necessary, depending on the heat of your oven.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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