Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Tags: Bars, Cookies

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Ready Time: 225 min
  • Yield: 30 bars

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted or unsalted pecans

CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce (1 square) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat an 11 1/2 x 7 x 1 1/2-inch pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • MELT shortening and chocolate together; stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • BEAT eggs, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl until thick. Add cooled chocolate mixture; beat until blended. Stir in flour and salt; add pecans. Turn into pan; spread evenly.
  • BAKE 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack.

CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • COMBINE all frosting ingredients in medium bowl; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. Spread on cooled brownies. Chill before cutting into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 brownie, 1/30 of recipe), Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 55mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 13g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.