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Cream Cheese Brownies

 
1 pkg (4 oz) German Sweet Chocolate
3 eggs
5 tbsp butter
1 tbsp + 1/2 c flour
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 c chopped nuts

Melt chocolate and 3 tbsp butter, stir, cool.

Cream 2 tbsp butter and cheese, gradually add 1/4 c sugar.  Cream until fluffy.  Blend in 1 egg, 1 tbsp flour and 1/2 tsp vanilla.  Set aside.

Beat 2 eggs until light colored.  Slowly beat in 3/4 c sugar, until the mixture thickens.  Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 c flour.  Blend in chocolate mixture, 1 tsp vanilla, nuts and almond extract.

Spread half the chocolate mixture in greased 8-inch or 9-inch square pan.  Top with cream cheese mixture.  Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top.  Then zigzag knife through batter to obtain marble effect.

Bake 350 degrees F, 35 to 40 minutes.  Let cool.

Cut in 20 bars or 16 squares.

Submitted by Ruth Kolarik