Recipe – “Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies”

“Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies”

“Fare for Friends”

 

Chocolate Chip Batter

1                 cup shortening

1                 cup brown sugar, packed

½                cup sugar

1                  teaspoon vanilla

3                  eggs

2                 cups all-purpose flour, un-sifted

1                 teaspoon baking soda

1                 teaspoon salt

1-1/2        cups chocolate chips (pure & semi-sweet)

 

Cream cheese batter

2                 packages (each 8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

¼                cup sugar

2                 eggs

1                 cup pecans, chopped

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream shortening, sugars, and vanilla; add eggs and beat well.  Combine flour, baking soda and slat.  Add to creamed mixture and stir in chocolate chips.  Spread one half of the chocolate chip batter in the bottom of a lightly greased 13” x 9” baking pan.  To make the cream cheese batter, combine cheese with sugar and eggs in food processor or mixer and blend until creamy.  Pour on top of chocolate chip batter in pan.  Sprinkle with nuts.  Spread or drop remaining chocolate chip batter by small spoons-full over cheese filling.   Do not be alarmed by tiny sections not filled in by batter – it will spread in the cooking process.   Bake in oven for 45 minutes.  Cool and cut into pieces.    Makes about 36 pieces.

Pairing tea blends to go with recipe:

Chocolate Mint

Belgian Chocolate Rooibos

 

 

Recipe – “Chocolate Mallow”

Chocolate Mallow

by Betty Crocker’s WWC

 16        large marshmallows or 1-12 cups miniature marshmallows

1/3       cup  water

1/4       cup cocoa

1/2       cup whipping cream

 

Heat marshmallows, water and cocoa over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.  Refrigerate until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from  a spoon.

 

Beat whipping cream in chilled 1-quart bowl until stiff.  Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream.  Spoon into 4 dessert dishes.  Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours but no longer than 24 hours.