Easy Cream Cheese Brownies


1 (20 oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix (9×13” size)

¼ c. water (or what pkg. calls for)

1/3 c. oil (or what pkg. calls for)

2 eggs (or what package calls for)


1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1/3 c. sugar

½ tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions (water, oil, egg). Pour into greased 9 x 13” pan. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer on MEDIUM until smooth. Add sugar and mix. Add vanilla and egg; mix until well blended. Place cheese mixture in dollops over entire pan; leaving some brown showing in between. Cut or swirl through batter several times with a knife or fork for marbled effect. It can be tricky to get a good marble effect so be careful not to overwork it. Bake 35-40 minutes. Cool; cu into squares. (This recipe freezes well). Makes 16 servings.