4 oz. baking chocolate (unsweetened)
1 c. margarine or butter
Cream Cheese Filling (recipe follows)
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts (coarsely chopped)
Cream Cheese Filling Ingredients:
2 8 ounce packages softened cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp vanilla flavoring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 rectangular pan. Over low heat, melt chocolate and butter, stirring often until smooth. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling and set aside. Beat brownie mixture with sugar, vanilla and eggs for one minute on medium speed while occasionally scraping bowl. Add flour and salt on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed for one minute. Add nuts. Spread one half of mixture (approximately 2 1/2 cups) in prepared pan. Carefully pour cream cheese filling over batter. Spread remaining chocolate batter over filling. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely. Brownies can be covered and stored in refrigerator.
Cream Cheese Filling Directions:
With spoon, combine all ingredients until smooth.