Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marble Squares

I got this one from one of Jeff's summer intern's wife Natalie Whittaker. I like her for several reasons. One is we both like Guittard brand chocolate chips apparently as you will see below.

This is one of those desserts that you keep going back to the pan all day long and taking a small sliver and before you know it half of the pan is gone and you accuse the kids of eating it only then you realize that you don't allow the kids to get into the brownies without your permission and then you feel bad for two reasons - accusing your kids of doing things they didn't do AND eating garbage all day long. It's really a lose-lose situation here people. Or, just share them with your kids. Either way...

Make them anyway. They are that good.

Combine, mix well and set aside:
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (works best if it is softened before you mix it)
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg

In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil:
1/2 cup margarine
2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup water

Sift together dry ingredients into a large bowl:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Add to the dry ingredients:
saucepan ingredients (margarine, chocolate, and water)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

Mix well and pour into a large cookie sheet with sides.

Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture atop the brownie mix. Cut through with a knife to marble.

Top with chocolate chips. I prefer the Guittard Brand. Semi-Sweet. (*tip from Mary - don't use whole bag - it will make the brownies overflow in your oven. Every time. Really.)

Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

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