Thursday, November 13, 2008

Brownies with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

"I don't understand why so many "so called" chocolate lovers complain about the calories in chocolate, when all true chocoholics know that it is a vegetable. It comes from the cocoa bean, beans are veggies, 'nuff said." -Author Unknown
Darn it all . . . we had some serious chocolate cravings going on in our home . . . (and then I got the stomach flu . . . and they went away fast!) I made some brownies with a killer chocolate cream cheese frosting! Since it is cream cheese it is best to refrigerate it though!
This frosting is easy and you can really taste the cream cheese in it! It also sets up really well and would be especially good as a cake filling!
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe by: Emily

8 oz Cream Cheese, softened (I use Neufchatel)
1 cup Chocolate chips or Semi-Sweet Chips
2 Tbsp Butter, softened
1- 1 1/2 cups Powder Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla

1.Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave. (Be careful not to burn them!!!)
2. Beat together the cream cheese and softened butter. Add the melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture and mix making sure to beat the cream cheese lumps well.
3. Add 1/2 cup of powder sugar at a time to the cream cheese/chocolate mixture until you reach the desired consistency. Frost cooled brownies.

(If you like a more chocolaty taste add more chocolate . . .)


Anna Leigh said...

Sounds divine! I can’t wait to try it!

Lisa said...

Chocolate and cream cheese? Yum!

Tink said...

Like always, these look soooo good that I wish I could just reach in and eat em!

Susan said...

These look so yummy- they need to be kept in the fridge correct?

Brandi said...

MMM...yummy! Which brownie recipe did you use?? the one in the family cookbook??
I have everything on hand to make the frosting! I think I will make these Saturday!
Thanks again for some cooking/baking inspiration!
Heaven knows i need all i can get!:)

Pam said...

Now this is frosting! Rich, creamy and sweet.

Emily said...

Hey Bran . . . I used the fam brownie recipe alright (lately I have been tossing in some chocolate chips too) I will link to it under this blog . . . see you Sunday! It will be sunny!

Maria said...

Brownies are my favorite. Yours look extra tasty!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those Brownie look incredibly good! A scrumptious combo!



Jeena said...

Fabulous brownies you have a great blog I love your banner picture. :-)

Noodlegirl said...

OH my I am giong to try to make that one day!

Premyscakes said...

wow !! choco cream cheese frosting, looks so yummy.