Monday, August 13, 2018

Cream Cheese Brownies starting with a Box Mix #BakingBloggers

Moist and Chocolatey with a swirl of cream cheese, nobody will ever guess that you started with a boxed mix.

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These brownies are easy, peasy and delicious.  I have made homemade brownies numerous times mostly because I didn't have a boxed mix on hand.  I don't think that my homemade brownies taste that much better than those that come from the boxed mix.

But, alas, I still have a pang of guilt when I just open the box, mix in the eggs, oil and water and call it a day.  These delicious brownies help alleviate that guilt by adding a homemade touch to that pan of brownies.

These were made by our new daughter, who gave them to her Aunt for her birthday.

Luckily her Aunt asked us to join her in enjoying them.  They were very delicious and it was a great first cooking project for our new daughter to start with in our kitchen.

These also will make the perfect addition to the kids lunchboxes as they start the new school year.  Doesn't it seem incredible that school is already starting?  Where does the time go?

Make sure you stop by and see all the other incredible brownies and bars being shared today.  You will find links to them directly under my recipe.

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Cream Cheese Brownies

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins
Moist and Chocolatey with a swirl of cream cheese, nobody will ever guess that you started with a boxed mix.


1 box Brownie Mix of choice plus ingredients listed on box
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla


Make brownies according to package directions.  Cream together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.  Pour brownie mix into the prepared pan of your choice.  Add dollops of the cream cheese mixture over the brownie mixture.  Use a knife to swirl the cream cheese into the brownies, creating a marbled effect.  Bake per package directions.

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  1. This look amazing. Loved the texture and the pattern you created on top of that.

  2. Gasp! A box mix! Just kidding...I think we're all allowed to cheat every once and awhile, right??? They look pretty yummy!

  3. It's really hard to beat boxed brownie mix. They got that one right, especially Ghirardelli. What a fabulous first cooking project with your daughter!

    1. Thanks Karen, Ghiradelli is my boxed brownie of choice as well.

  4. I don't know why I've never tried cream cheese in brownies. Yum! I might have to do that soon. Thanks for the inspiration, Wendy.

  5. Your daughter Marissa already looks like she fits right in. The brownies look yummy!

  6. I have never heard a single complaint when I crutched using a box mix for brownies. And I like that it would be cool easy to turn these into sugar free. A diet that you can eat brownies on is the very best kind!

    1. How could you turn them into sugar free? If you didn't use the box mix it would be an entirely different recipe, and surely the mix has sugar in it?

      best... mae at

    2. Mae, I think Sue has found a source for sugar free box mixes.

  7. The swirls on the brownies looks amazing Wendy!


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