I like undercooking these brownies just a little so that they are a bit gooey. A big hit with my family and friends.
I made a few very minor alterations after following the recipe exactly the first time. All of this is just FYI. With the second batch I skipped the milk chocolate chips. They made the first batch very fudgy, and my preference is a cakey brownie. It is also a great lesson learned to ensure that the cream cheese is definitely softened but also, cutting it into cubes before you blend it is also helpful. It makes it much smoother and easier to spread. Finally, I took the reserved cup of batter the second time around and dropped many more much smaller amounts than the tablespoon size the first time. this just made it easier for me to marbelize it. :-) GREAT recipe - love it, my husband loves it, and it's worth the home-made effort! - 17 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
These are really rich, but if you want a chocolate fix, this is definitely one of the best brownie recipes I have baked! And I bake all the time. YUMMMMMM! - 20 Mar 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I only had one 8oz. block of cream cheese. A lot of the reviewers were complaining that the cream cheese was too much so I just used the one block. They turned out great and were even better after they had been in the fridge. - 25 Aug 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)