They aren’t called Decadent Cream Cheese Brownies for nothing! There’s nothing more luxurious than a fudgy, chocolatey brownie swirled with rich, tangy, sweet, cream cheese! It’s basically like the brownies have frosted themselves and are dancing with the frosting in hypnotic patterns of dessert delight! Let yourself enjoy life to the fullest with these Decadent Cream Cheese Brownies!

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a metal 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –In a medium saucepan, melt the butter until bubbling but not browned.

Step 4 –Turn off the heat.

Step 5 –Add the chocolate chips to the melted butter and stir to coat.

Step 6 –Let the chocolate mixture sit for 5 minutes.

Step 7 –Stir the chocolate mixture again until it is completely melted and combined with the butter.

Step 8 –Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl.

Step 9 –Add the brown sugar, 3/4 cup of the granulated sugar, 4 of the eggs, and 2 teaspoons of the vanilla and whisk until well-combined.

Step 10 –Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the cocoa powder, and the flour and stir together until well-combined.

Step 11 –Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

Step 12 –With a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, the remaining sugar, the remaining vanilla, the remaining salt, and the remaining egg until combined, about 3 minutes.

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Step 13 –Dollop the cream cheese mixture over the top of the brownie batter.

Step 14 –Using a knife, draw swirls across the surface of the cream cheese by running the tip of the knife about 1/2-inch-deep into the brownie batter as you move it around.

Step 15 –Bake until set, about 30-35 minutes.

Step 16 –Allow the brownies to cool completely.

Step 17 –Slice and serve.