Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened

  3. 3/4 cup sugar

  4. 2 eggs

  5. 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  8. 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

  9. 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

  10. 1/2 teaspoon peppermint

  11. 2 to 3 drops green or red food coloring, optional GLAZE:

  12. 1 ounce semisweet chocolate

  13. 1 tablespoon butter

  14. 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  15. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  16. 2 to 3 tablespoons boiling water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Transfer half of the batter to another bowl; stir in nuts and chocolate. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Stir peppermint extract and food coloring if desired into remaining batter. Spoon over chocolate layer; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. In a saucepan, melt chocolate and butter. remove from the heat; stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough water to achieve glaze consistency. Pour over brownies and spread evenly. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.


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