Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies

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These two-layer chocolate dessert bars are pretty to serve for parties. And they're surprisingly easy to make!

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Brownies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
32 brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 13 ounce jar chocolate-hazelnut spread

  • 1 ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchchatel, softened

  • cup granulated sugar

  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and cocoa powder; set aside. In a large bowl, combine 4 eggs, the 2 cups granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of the chocolate-hazelnut spread, and the melted butter. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined. Add flour mixture; stir until smooth. Spread batter in the prepared baking pan; set aside.

  3. Wash beaters. In another large bowl, combine 4 eggs, cream cheese, the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and the remaining chocolate-hazelnut spread. Beat on medium speed until combined. Carefully spread over batter in the prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cream cheese layer is firm and set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill before cutting into brownies. If desired, sprinkle brownies with powdered sugar. Makes 32 brownies.

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