Sunday, March 12, 2006

Pecan Cream Cheese Brownies

Tonight I made these brownies that turned out oh so good! The recipe originally included Toffee bits, but I couldn't find any here in our little store so I just made the brownies with out them. They came out really good! I loved the flavor of them. They were super moist and tasted oh so chocolatey. They took a little longer to make than regular brownies, but they were well worth the time. I am a very big fan of brownies and these will go on my list of favorites. I hope you will like them as much as I did. **Update*** Geez Louise!!! They taste even better the next day!!

Toffee Pecan Cream Cheese Brownies

4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 Cup butter or margarine
Cream Cheese Filling (recipe below)
2 Cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup toffee bits

Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom only of 13x9 pan with shortening. Melt chocolate and butter in 2 quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth: remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make Cream Cheese Filling; set aside.

Beat chocolate mixture, sugar, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour and salt on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 1 minutes.

Spread half of the batter in pan. Spread filling over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over filling. Gently swirl through batters with knife for marbled design. Sprinkle with pecans and toffee bits.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Cream Cheese Filling
2 pkgs (8oz each) cream cheese softened
1/2 Cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
1/2 Cup English toffee bits

Beat all ingredients except pecans and toffee bits in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in pecans and toffee bits.

Source: Betty Crocker Cakes, Bars & Cookies


kickpleat said...

wow, those look great! i always use the same brownie stand-by recipe and now i think i should try yours! yum!!

Alicat said...

wow I agree- those look amazing! :)