Marbled Chocolate Brownies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 22 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 30 brownies (2 1/2 dozen)


Marbled Chocolate Brownies feature a swirl of sweetened cream cheese marbled in a delicious chocolate brownie that makes an exceptional presentation on a dessert buffet.


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ozs. Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat milk


COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Heat 1 1/4 cups sugar, morsels, applesauce and margarine in large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly just until morsels are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in egg whites.

ADD cocoa mixture and vanilla extract; stir well. Spread into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Stir together cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar and milk in small bowl. Drop by rounded teaspoon over batter; swirl over surface of batter with back of spoon.

BAKE in preheated 325° F oven for 22 to 28 minutes or just until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Yummy brownies

by L. LUCIE , Guilford, VT on Mar. 2009

made these for a pot luck lunch at work. The guys went wild over them. Will certainly make them again.

Delicious & healthy

by S. SUSAN , Saint Ignace, MI on Jan. 2007

We have made these brownies for some recent bake sales, and they are delicious! They are also pretty easy to make. We have a tough time keeping enough on hand to sell because the girls want to eat them all up before the sale! I am a Weight Watchers member, so I love that the recipe is low fat and low calorie. This is also a selling point for some of our bake sale customers who are also watching what they eat. These are the best browines we have found!

Great Recipe!

by L. LIz , bartlett, IL on Oct. 2006

This was a great treat for the whole family. It was easy and fun to make. They were fluffy and delicious. I would make them again and again!


by M. Michelle , THE COLONY, TX on Sep. 2006

Very yummy...I used 3/4 c whole wheat flour & the rest white flour and it turned out great. The kids were waiting by the oven for them to be done!!

Marbled Chocolate Brownies

by n. nancy , pocatello, ID on Feb. 2006

These are very good. I like that it uses "lighter" ingrediants. The family loved them.

wonderful quick treat

by S. Sloane , Titusville, FL on Feb. 2006

I made these for a bake sale at my childs school, within the hour that they were set on the table all of them were gone. Everyone complemented on how good and moist they were.

Lower the calories but not the taste

by J. Jenny , CAPUTA, SD on Jan. 2006

I make this often, however I use 1 cup applesauce and 3/4 cup sugar and they turn out just as good. My family requests this often, great taste and easy to make.


by L. Lisa , BERWICK, PA on Jan. 2006

I made these for my son's snack day for school. They looked so good, I had to try them. They were delicious! I made another batch just for us at home and they were gone within the day. Will definitely make again.

marbled chocolate brownies

by s. susan , BRADFORD, PA on Jan. 2006

These were delicious and very easy to make. I made only one pan of these and i should have made two. My family devoured them.


by c. claudia , HAMMOND, IN on Jan. 2006

I made these brownies over the weekend for my nieces and nephews..they love them so much they asked me to make the again. Very easy to make too.