Food You Can Eat: Cream Cheese Brownies

Keitel should be allowed to eat as many of these as he wants.

It takes an act of will to only eat one of these.

First things first:  I can’t believe I missed this recipe on my first pass through the collection.  It’s got everything:  chocolate, cream cheese, frosting.  I must have been in a fugue state when I passed it by earlier.  Anyway, this is a great recipe and one that is sure to be on the regular rotation.

A caveat before we get started:  Don’t be cheap with the chocolate chips for the frosting.  Most chocolate chips these days are loaded with other shit that makes them difficult to melt properly.  Get a good quality bag of chips, like Ghirardelli.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 oz. Baker’s Chocolate

⅓ Cup Butter

4 Eggs

2 Cups Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 Cup Flour, sifted

1 Cup Pecans, chopped

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

12 oz. Chocolate Chips

2 Tbsp. Butter

Melt baker’s chocolate and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth.  Remove from heat and set aside.  Grease and flour a 9” x 13” pan.

In a separate bowl, beat three eggs and slowly add 1 ½ cups of sugar. 

You really want the egg and sugar combo to froth up well.

Add vanilla and chocolate mixture and mix well.  Stir in flour and nuts.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

Looks like diarrhea. Tastes fucking awesome

In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese while adding remaining ½ cup of sugar in a steady stream.  Add remaining egg and beat until light and fluffy. 

Trust me. This is light and fluffy.

Spread over top of brownie batter.

Yes, I licked the bowl and the paddle.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

Shocker of shockers, it really did take 45 minutes.

To make frosting, melt chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth.  When brownies are completely cool, spread frosting over the top.

Yup, I licked the rubber spatula I used to spread this out.

Serve with a tall glass of milk and a syringe of insulin.

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