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HERSHEY'S Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies Recipe


35 minutes
Skill Level
36 brownies

Brownies that are chocolatey and rich? You'll get both in this chocolate and cream cheese brownie recipe! Try out this HERSHEY'S recipe tonight.

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
35 minutes


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (250 mL)
  • 3 oz
    cream cheese (90 g)
  • 2 cups
    granulated sugar (500 mL)
  • 3
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour (250 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder (1 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    chopped nuts (175 mL)
  • Frosting:
  • 3 tbsps
    butter or margarine, softened (45 mL)
  • 3 tbsps
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (45 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups
    icing sugar (325 mL)
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract (4 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    milk (approx.) (15 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    light corn syrup (15 mL) (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9x2-inch (33x23x5 cm) Baking Pan
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack

Preheat the oven to 325°F (170°C). Grease a 9x13x2-inch (3.5 L) baking dish; set aside.


Beat butter with cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour with cocoa, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until well combined. Stir in nuts and spread batter into prepared baking dish.


Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or just until brownies begin to pull away from side of pan. Place on a rack and cool completely.


Frosting: Beat butter with the cocoa in a small bowl until blended. Gradually add the icing sugar and vanilla; beat well. Add milk and corn syrup (if using); beat until smooth. Add additional milk, a little at a time, until spreadable.


Spread frosting over cooled brownies and cut into bars.