about 3 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter in top of a double boiler; place over simmering water and cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter melt. Cool and set aside.

Step 2

Beat 2 eggs in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon colored. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract, stirring well.

Step 3

Combine 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; gradually add to egg mixture, stirring well. Stir in reserved chocolate mixture and pecans.

Step 4

Pour batter into a well-greased 9-inch square baking pan, reserving 1 cup batter. Set aside.

Step 5

Cream remaining 2 tablespoons butter and cream cheese in a small mixing bowl; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg; beat well. Add remaining flour and vanilla, stirring well; pour evenly over chocolate batter in pan.

Step 6

Drop reserved 1 cup chocolate batter by tablespoonfuls onto light-colored batter; swirl to marble. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool brownies completely in pan. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.

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