Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marbled Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars

These bars have a cake-y texture and are best the day after they are made. They are simple and quick .... and delicious.

With the Summer months upon us I frequently need something for Son #3 to do and he is only too happy if I ask him to bake something. He loves it in the kitchen and is getting quite good at it. He often asks to make these because of the step that calls for melting the butter and chocolate on the stove. Not sure why but that's his favorite part. ☺

He made these last week sometime and asked me if I have blogged them yet. ☺ So here they are for those of you who need that next chocolate fix.

¾ cup water
½ cup butter
1½ squares unsweetened chocolate
2 cups AP flour
1½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
½ cup sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Mini Milk Chocolate Chips

In a small saucepan combine the water, butter, and chocolate. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Cool.

In a mixer bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, soda, and salt.

Add the 2 eggs and sour cream. Beat on low just until combined.

Stir in chocolate mixture until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine the cream cheese, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract. Set aside.

Spread chocolate batter in a non stick sprayed 10 X 15 X 1 inch bar pan.

Drop cream cheese mixture by Tablespoon over batter. Using a knife or wooden kabob stick swirl the batters together to give a marble effect.

Sprinkle with Mini Chocolate Chips.

Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.



  1. They look very yummy... He could make those for me anytime!!

  2. I love a recipe that can sit for a few days and just get better. Thanks and these bars looks incredible!

  3. These look amazing…would love one with my tea right now!

  4. This cake look delicious Martha!

  5. Martha - these look amazing and I love that they are better the next day. A great make-ahead recipe, so many cakes dry out after a day or so - thanks!

  6. I am drooling over the photo of the finished brownies. These look so good!