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Cream Cheese Brownie Hearts

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 15
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Rich and gooey just got a makeover for a treat that tastes as decadent as the original but has a lot less fat.
by Qué Rica Vida Cocina
Updated Jun 15, 2012
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  • 1 package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining filling ingredients until well blended.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, 4 egg whites and 1 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until well blended. Spread in pan.
  • 3
    Spoon filling mixture over brownie batter in pan. Cut through filling mixture and batter with knife several times for marbled design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • 4
    Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in brownie 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For 15 brownie hearts, cut with a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    To quickly soften the cream cheese, remove wrapper and place in microwavable bowl. Microwave on High for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • tip 2
    Miniature chocolate chips are a great substitute for regular chips. Because they're so small, you can use less but have just as much chocolate flavor.
  • tip 3
    For mocha brownies, stir in 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee granules with the brownie mix.
  • tip 4
    After cutting brownie hearts, cut the remaining brownie pieces in cubes. Place cubes in 6 parfait glasses or bowls and serve with fat-free yogurt, if desired.

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  • Rich and gooey just got a makeover for a treat that tastes as decadent as the original but has a lot less fat.
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