June 17, 2009

Mint Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

Does the name alone have you swooning? Oh yes, they are just as good as they sound. Maybe even better. Grace, of A Southern Grace, made these a while back, and let me just send a big ole "Thank-You" her way, cause these babies rock! Cream cheese brownies were already one of my favorite desserts, but the mint in these took them to a whole nother level. 

Considering that the mint oreo balls I made over St. Pattie's day were one of my most well received goodies ever, I should have known that there was something to this whole chocolate and mint thing. It's not just for girl scouts anymore! Keep the leftovers (if there are any) in the fridge, as they are totally awesome cold. 

Mint Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies
Courtesy of A Southern Grace, who adapted the recipe from Here

6 tablespoons butter
4-ounces mint chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temp
1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Filling:
8-ounces cream cheese, at room temp
1 egg yolk
5 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon mint extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Spray a 9-inch square pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped mint chocolate and butter and melt in microwave on low. Start with 2 minutes, then stir, and continue cooking at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
  • Beat in sugar and eggs.
  • Add in flour, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  • Pour into pan in a thin even layer.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, sugar and mint extract until smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Place dollops of cream cheese mixture sporadically over the initial brownie layer, and using a dull knife, swirl together.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until that batter in the middle is just set.
  • Let cool and cut to serve. I also preferred these chilled, so I kept them in the fridge. 

36 comments:

Mary said...

It's almost unfair to create a recipe with 3 of may favorite ingredients...I dream of cream cheese, chocolate and mint. To have together in one place is just a step shy of paradise.

Lynda said...

These look so awsome! What a great combo...I remember when Grace made these, so I need to get busy and do likewise.
Brownies are hard to beat and hard to resist!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

As swoonilicious as can be. Those are some gorgeous brownies my dear! WOW!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Swoon, indeed! Anything with mint and chocolate has my name written all over it. My mom used to make a version of these years ago and I always loved them. Yours look especially good ... and so pretty too!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yes, definitely swooning! Especially because mint and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations! These brownies are just scrumptious!

Katrina said...

Ooh, yum. Love the swirl photo before it's baked!

Elra said...

How could I resist the temptation of this delicious sounding brownies?

finsmom said...

Wow! These sound tasty and addictive!

figtreeapps said...

Give me a glass of milk and Im in HOGS HEAVEN....They look sooooooooooooooo good. Figtreeapps

Lauren said...

This is dangerous as I contemplate wedding dresses!

Karine said...

They look great! I just love chocolate and cream cheese. The addition of mint must give to the brownies a refreshing flavor!

John said...

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John

♥peachkins♥ said...

OMG,This got me drooling.I wish I'm your neighbor and I could just come over for dessert..

sugarlens said...

Love the swirl, very professional. You can sell these!

Grace said...

TERRIFIC! i'm so glad you made these! i'd also say that i'm glad you enjoyed them, but there's really no way you couldn't. :) they look beautiful.

Maria said...

Love the swirl!

My Little Space said...

Lovely bake!

Jamie said...

I came and saw the other day and was so amazed that I think I forgot to leave a comment! Yes! Girl Scout Mint Thins! Heaven! These brownies do look so fabulously delicious and way too grown up and complex for my son Simple Simon. But that just means more for me!

(did I tell you that I added you to my favorites blog roll a while back? :-)

Kendall Boggs said...

Saw your mom and dad last night! (we're also going to dinner with them on Sat.) they look marvelous! This brownie recipe looks yummers...i'm trying this one!!!

Cherie said...

Great combination of flavours! I'll have a dozen please!

Kerstin said...

I clicked on this as soon as I saw the title, so yes, I'm swooning!

I love mint and chocolate together and adding cheesecake and making brownies is such a great idea - yum!

Aimée said...

Yeeeees. an I just say, these are right up my alley. Too bad my hubby has a thing about mint and chocolate, I'd have to eat them all myself!

Sara said...

Yum, like brownies and cheesecake all in one! The mint is a great idea.

Marta said...

I'm swooned by the name indeed!
I'm on a brownie kick lately, so I'll give these a try!

Chef Fresco said...

I've made some box brownies kinda like these, but obviously not nearly as delicious! I love your deep swirls, great recipe!

Bren said...

nice job on the marbling. i love love love love brownies! did i mention how much i love brownies. and mint just takes it to the next level!

Stacey said...

Holy moly... those look so delicious! I love mint and cream cheese-- put those with brownies and oh my yum!

Emily said...

Oh baby! Look at those swirls! These brownies look incredible. I LOVE mint and chocolate together.

Sophie said...

What a beauty of an excellent swirled cheese cake! It looks so tasty & inviting, my friend!

Fabulous!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gorgeous brownies - wow. What a great combination of ingredients.
Sam

noble pig said...

Oh mercy these are some sensational brownies. I love mint in dessert.

Gaby said...

these sound absolutely decadent and delicious!

Talita said...

Oh, My! How yummy this brownie looks! I never tried brownie with mint cream, but sounds delish!

dessertobsessed said...

yes, the name does have me swooning! wow these look great

Sweet and Savory said...

Those swirls....swoon.

What a wonderful combination. I must make these. The question is when.

Cream cheese and chocolate are always a hint and as you said the mint does bring it to another level.

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