Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies

 (Sorry for the awkward angle of the pic. I blame them still being in the pan.)

They sound yummy, right? They look yummy too. Naturally, I wouldn't know if they actually ARE yummy, because they're for a bake sale. Grr. I'm totally all for helping the PTA, but it's just evil to bake something and not be able to taste it. At least I got to eat the delicious batter as compensation, though...

Anyway, it's a very easy recipe. There are two parts to it, of course, but you don't even need to use a mixer! A plain ol' metal spoon is fine.

Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies
recipe from Smitten Kitchen
Brownie Batter
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cup sugar (original recipe only called for 1 cup, but I felt it wasn't sweet enough. I say you should first put in 1 cup, then if you need more, add the 1/4.)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup All-Purpose flour
Cheesecake Batter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla
a handful of milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter baking pan. Heat butter and chocolate in a 3-quart saucepan over low heat, whisking occasionally (don't let it boil! If it starts to, remove from heat and mix it that way) until just melted. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk in flour.

In another bowl, whisk together cheesecake ingredients until smooth. Dollop over brownie batter and use a knife or spatula to swirl batter. Bake about 30-35 minutes.

 This was my first time using milk chocolate chips. I am officially addicted.

Btw, school is almost over for me so I'll be able to bake/post even more! Yay! :D I have tons of recipes/pics just stored on my hard-drive, and they're waiting to be posted!