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Cream Cheese Brownies

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Ohh baby! I'm not gonna lie, I think I've out done myself with these guys. As I'm sure you guys know by now, I have a huge sweet tooth. It was the main reason why I gained 30 pounds after I retired from competitive swimming in my late teens/early 20's. 

After I started macros I started to get really complacent with the food I was eating. It was easy, trackable and familiar. After I had been tracking for about 6 months, I started to get confident enough to branch out and create my own recipes. Mostly desserts, to be honest. Then today, as I was prepping some things for a Memorial Day BBQ, I thought it would be nice to make a dessert for all my friends. 90% of us track macros, so I wanted to make something that was decently healthy and include the macros on one of my favorite treats, so here you go! 

The cool ingredient in these brownies is a chocolate Kodiak Cake mix. Almost an entire bag. (400g to be exact if you wanna get fancy with numbers.) I subbed out sugar for Splenda, brought in coconut oil and I even splurged and used FULL FAT CREAM CHEESE. I know. I know. But, that means you could use 1/3 less fat and make these macros even better! 

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Alright, enough dilly dallying! Lets get to the goods!

INGREDIENTS:
(For brownie mix)

  • 400g Kodiak Cake Mix, chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 2T coconut oil
  • water to desired consistency
    (For cream cheese filling)
     
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1C Splenda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix brownie mix, eggs, oil and water in a bowl until batter consistency is reached. 
  • Grease a 9x13 pan and pour batter in.
  • Put cream cheese in a stand mixer and beat for 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Pour in sugar and cream until smooth.
  • Add in egg and vanilla, beat for 2-3 minutes until a smooth frosting is formed. (This process takes a little longer with Splenda. Be patient!)
  • Dollop cream cheese into brownie mix and stir in slightly with a knife. This creates the really pretty marble pattern we all love! 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brownies are cooked through and cream cheese has set. 

This recipe makes 12 servings! Macros per serving:

223Cal/11.7P/19C/12F

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