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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

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Servings: 16
Categories: Brownies / Chocolate / Desserts

4  ounces  Chocolate -sweet baking
3  tablespoons  Butter or margarine
2  tablespoons  Butter /margarine - softened
3  ounces  Cream cheese - softened
1/4  cup  Sugar
1    Egg
1  tablespoon  Flour - all purpose
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
2    Eggs
3/4  cup  Sugar
1/2  cup  Flour - all purpose
1/2  teaspoon  Baking powder
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1  teaspoon  Vanilla extract
1/4  teaspoon  Almond extract
1/2  cup  Pecans or

walnuts-chopped Combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in top of double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate melts. Set aside to cool. Combine 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese, creaming until light and fluffy. Stir in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside. Beat 2 eggs at medium speed of an electric mixer until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating well. Combine 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; add to egg mixture, mixing well. Stir in cooled chocolate, flavorings, and pecans. Pour half of chocolate batter into a greased 8 inch square pan. Spread with cheese mixture; top with remaining chocolate batter. Cut through mixture in pan with a knife to create a marbled effect. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack; cut into squares. Yield: 16 brownies. From the Southern Living Cookbook

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