Hershey’s Cream Cheese Brownies

I always stock up on Hershey’s Candy Bars in the summer because you never know when you might need them for S’mores. I came across these brownies from Doughmestic.com and was so excited to try them!  The swirled cream cheese and the made from scratch brownies taste amazing together. Hope you like them as much as we did!

Serves: 16

Smaller Family- Hershey's Cream Cheese Brownies

10 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 10 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (3 ounce) package Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Hershey's Cocoa Powder
  • For the Cream Cheese Swirl
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 Full Sized Hershey Bars for the top


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray
  2. In the microwave, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, vanilla with the sugar. Slowly add in chocolate mixture until well combined.
  4. In small bowl, sift together cocoa, salt and flour. Add mixture to rest of batter.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  6. For the Cream Cheese Swirl
  7. Beat ingredients together until smooth. Pour over brownie batter. Use sharp knife to swirl together.
  8. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until just set and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top with original sized Hershey Bars and return to still warm (but off) oven until lightly melted. Allow to cool a little bit.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert

Recipe adapted from Doughmestic


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26 Responses to “Hershey’s Cream Cheese Brownies”

  1. Marcie
    We've made these now 3 times. This has quickly become a family favorite. Not too sweet, not to fudgey (not sure if this is a word). Super easy to make and goes together super fast. The worst part is waiting for them to bake! Thank you so much for posting!
  2. These were delicious! Perfect for cream cheese lovers! My oven runs hot so I removed from the oven at 45 minutes, turned off heat, and put the Hershey bars on and let sit for 15 minutes and removed again. Then used a knife to spread the Hershey's. Yum!
    • Hi Kay, I pulled up some information on subbing gluten free flour for regular flour. Hope this helps! Purely subbing in gluten-free flour doesn't always work. Because gluten is a structural protein, the products are often very tender and even crumbly if you just replace the flour that?s called for in the recipe with gluten-free flour. However, in some baked products such as muffins or cookies, you can make that simple substitution. When you?re making muffins or cookies, even with wheat flour, you don't want to overwork the batter or dough because overworking results in too much gluten production and a tough product. I typically use a gluten-free flour for muffins and cookies and don't add any kind of binder for extra structure. On the other hand, cakes, breads, scones, and other baked goods with a non-gluten flour require some structural assistance from a binder. Many people use xanthan gum as a binder, and most all store-bought gluten-free products also contain xanthan gum.

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