Black and White Brownie Bars

Black and White Brownie Bars – The  crème de la crème of brownie bars. These brownies have a moist  fudgey inside and a chewy outside, add the silky cream cheese layer and you will be reaching for your eating pants.

Black and White Brownies

Strange as it may sound, I don’t usually eat too many of my sweets once finished. After tasting the batter along the way, nibbling a corner as it comes out of the oven and then a second nibble once cooled—I pretty much have my fill of it. But with these, the chocolate and cream cheese pairing intoxicates me and my OCD inclination to finish what I start surfaces. So as usual from oven to mouth, I was third of the way through the pan when my three-year-old reminded me we don’t have sweets before dinner—Yep, thanks, Buzz Killington. 

These are so easy and so good; it may just become your go-to brownie recipe. 

A few notes:
• These are terrifically easy to make. I generally use a scale for most baking to measure everything out, but this recipe is pretty forgiving so you can bypass the scale on this one.
• The lattice top is accomplished by placing 1 cup of batter in a pastry bag and piping it onto the cream cheese topping with a #3 tip.
•  I made these just the other day and piped a shamrock for every cut square instead of the lattice and it turned out super. If you choose to do a motif, don’t forget the batter will expand on top of the cream cheese while in the oven.
•  My secret to making this one of the best brownies: Scharffenberger’s Cocoa Powder. It packs a nice mellow chocolatey flavor without overwhelming the cream cheese and the texture of the brownie.
•  If you forget to soften your butter, melt the stick ¾ of the way through in the microwave. Oddly, this doesn’t seem to affect the recipe.

The recipe is from Martha Stewart’s 2009 Holiday Magazine. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/aKrHFY

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26 Responses to “Black and White Brownie Bars”

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    diva — March 10, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I normally don’t eat the things I bake either. I think the process of making them makes me feel like a already ate a ton of ‘em so i end up avoiding them until maybe the end of the week when cravings come back. Although I could possibly eat all of that in the picture. Funnily enough, the blokes i live with can’t imagine brownies with cream cheese. I think they’re so yummy though. And these are lots prettier than mine! :D
    .-= diva´s last blog ..Guinness Beef Stew with Bitter Chocolate =-.

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    Lisa — March 11, 2010 @ 1:24 am

    These look just beautiful, I love the lattice top on these. I never would have thought to do that!

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    Jess - The Domestic Vegan — March 11, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    These are so beautiful! I love the lattice idea! Yours look a million times better than Martha’s. ;-)
    .-= Jess – The Domestic Vegan´s last blog ..Traditional Sunday Dinner (Made Vegan) =-.

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    Emi — March 11, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    Realy beautiful!!!
    .-= Emi´s last blog ..Carrés au Thé Matcha =-.

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    Gala — March 11, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    The lattice top is gorgeous! Makes it look so fancy!

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    Monica Cooper — March 11, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    Those look awesome. When I first saw them I assumed that the white was white chocolate. Boy am I pleasantly pleased to see it is cream cheese!! I am going to have to give these a try. I love the clean look.
    .-= Monica Cooper´s last blog ..Cake Catch-up =-.

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    Memoria — March 12, 2010 @ 3:23 am

    Beautiful brownies!!
    .-= Memoria´s last blog ..Churros con chocolate caliente al estilo español =-.

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    Asia Jo — March 29, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

    Your Black and White Brownies look utterly beautiful with an extra WOW factor :) I also love the photo!

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    clay — April 21, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    What’s the recipe?

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    • Naomi replied: — April 21st, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

      Hi Clay,

      Please follow the link http://bit.ly/aKrHFY to find Martha’s recipe.

      Thanks,
      Naomi

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    Krista — June 13, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    These look awesome! Love the idea of making the criss-cross pattern. I am getting married in August, our colors are black and white and a lot of the decorations have a criss-cross pattern. I think these may need to be a late night snack for the wedding guests!! Can’t wait to try them!
    .-= Krista´s last blog ..Chocolate Banana Nut Muffins =-.

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    Sarah — June 30, 2013 @ 4:31 am

    Oh my goodness those look amazing!!! super yummy!! Can’t wait to try them! I had featured u in the post of Do You Want Seven Alluring Brownies Recipes for Fathers on AllFreshRecipes, Except ur newly delish Eats!

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