Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Perfectly fudgey, chewy, and RICH Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies with thick chocolate cream cheese frosting!

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

I’ve been hanging on to this brownie recipe for a while now. Since last year actually! Ha. I love that January joke.

But really, since November – several months now. I’m going through my folder of un-posted recipes and there have been a few (like, those crazy-awesome donuts) that I’ve somehow forgotten about but am now remembering and finally sharing with you.

I’m sorry and you’re welcome.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

I am really picky about my cream cheese desserts because if the cream cheese is too strong I find it overpowering and the whole thing becomes a little too savory tasting for me to really accept it as a dessert.

But these brownies. The perfect use of cream cheese in a dessert.

Parfait.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

The cream cheese actually makes a double appearance in these brownies: in the brownie (duh) and in the frosting (awwwwwesome).

But my all-time favorite part of these brownies? The chocolate chips. The milk chocolate chips just hit the spot when they show up in the middle of a perfectly thick, chewy, fudgey and rich cream cheese brownie bite.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

Gahhhhhhhh. Now I’m really wanting a faceful of brownies.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about these Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies

“These were soooo good! I made them for our Mothers Day family gathering. A Big hit!! Thank you for the recipe. I think next time I make them in going to try them in a 9×13 pan. I did an 8×8 square and they were so thick. 🙂 Still amazingly delicious!!” – Meredith 

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Brownies

Cream cheese chocolate chip brownies - perfectly fudgey, chewy, and RICH cream cheese brownies with milk chocolate chips and chocolate cream cheese frosting!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Batter

  • 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Brownie Batter

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • First, prepare the cream cheese batter. In a medium bowl blend together melted chocolate chips, egg, cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl prepare the brownie batter by mixing the melted butter and cocoa powder until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Add cream cheese batter to brownie batter and mix until incorporated. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter in a greased, foil-lined 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan. (9x9 inch pan will yield thinner brownies) Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • When the brownies are cooled, prepare the frosting. Blend together melted chocolate and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla and mix again until smooth. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Add milk to thin frosting to a spreadable consistency. Spread on cooled brownies. Allow frosting to set up (at least 30 minutes) before cutting into squares. Store in airtight container.
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rEGARDING PROPS FOR PHOTOS: IF YOU TELL ANTIQUE STORES YOU ARE A STYLIST USING THEM FOR PHOTOGRAPHY THEY WILL USUALLY RENT THEM TO YOU FOR A VERY NOMINAL COST. iN THAT WAY YOU ARE NOT STUCK STORING THINGS YOU MAY NEVER USE AGAIN! love your recipes!

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Love this recipe and so does my family. have you ever doubled them for a 13×9?

    So thrilled to hear you enjoy this recipe! I haven’t doubled this recipe, but I don’t see why not. Let me know how it goes if you do!

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