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French Silk Brownies

Ready to mix things up with a dessert that’s a total game-changer? Look no further!

Imagine the creamy dreaminess of French Silk Pie and the indulgent richness of fudgy brownies all in one.

Yep, we’re talking about French Silk Brownies!

We’re kicking things off with your go-to brownie base, be it homemade or a trusty box mix, baked to gooey perfection. Once it’s cool, we’re going all out with a silky, egg-free French silk layer. It’s a blend of melted baking chocolate, a touch of cream cheese, and some whipped topping, creating a worry-free version of the classic French silk we all adore.

This combo is a chocolate lover’s dream, a symphony of smooth and dense, creamy and chocolatey!

Whether you’re planning to dazzle your friends with a unique dessert or just treating yourself to some chocolate decadence, French Silk Brownies are the way to go!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Brownie Mix. It’s the chocolaty heartbeat of our dessert, laying down a rich, fudgy groove.

Egg, Butter, and Milk. These are the behind-the-scenes heroes, making sure our brownie mix sticks together and brings the moist vibes.

Cream Cheese. It’s the smooth and tangy twist in our silk layer, keeping all the sweet notes in check.

Vanilla Extract. A splash of this, and our cream cheese mix is singing with subtle, aromatic tunes, lifting the flavor game.

Powdered Sugar. It’s the sweet whisper in the cream cheese, smoothing things out and making it silkier than a smooth jazz track.

Dark Chocolate. It’s rolling in with its deep, bold chocolate notes, adding a layer of rich indulgence to the silk layer.

Whipped Topping. It’s like the fluffy cloud above our dense brownie land, sweetly harmonizing with the silk layer.

Chocolate Shavings or Mini Chocolate Chips. These are the final flourish, adding a bit of decorative flair and a flavor boost, making the dessert a masterpiece.

Ingredient Description
Brownie Mix Serves as the base, providing a rich, chocolaty foundation for the dessert.
Egg, Butter, and Milk Essential components that bind the brownie mix and ensure a moist texture.
Cream Cheese Adds a smooth, tangy contrast to the sweetness, enhancing the flavor balance in the silk layer.
Vanilla Extract Infuses the cream cheese mix with subtle, aromatic notes, elevating the overall taste.
Powdered Sugar Sweetens and smoothens the cream cheese layer, adding to its silky texture.
Dark Chocolate Introduces deep, indulgent chocolate notes to the silk layer, enriching the flavor profile.
Whipped Topping Creates a light, fluffy contrast to the dense brownie, complementing the silk layer.
Chocolate Shavings or Mini Chocolate Chips Serve as decorative and flavorful finishing touches, completing the dessert’s gourmet appeal.
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How to Make French Silk Brownies

Preparation. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Combine and Pour. In a bowl, combine the brownie mix, egg, melted butter, and milk. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.

Silky Smooth. While the brownie is cooling, prepare the silk layer. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, mixing well.

Chocolatey Goodness. Melt the dark chocolate and gently mix it into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.

Fold and Blend. Fold in the whipped topping to the chocolate and cream cheese mixture, creating a light and silky layer.

Spread. Once the brownie base is completely cooled, spread the silk mixture evenly over it.

Top and Garnish. Top the silk layer with additional whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips.

Refrigerate and Serve. Refrigerate the dessert until ready to serve. Enjoy the luxurious layers of fudgy brownie, silky chocolate, and fluffy whipped cream!

Step Description
Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
Combine and Pour Mix brownie ingredients and bake for 25-28 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Silky Smooth Prepare the silk layer by beating cream cheese with vanilla and gradually adding powdered sugar.
Chocolatey Goodness Melt dark chocolate and mix it into the cream cheese mixture.
Fold and Blend Fold in whipped topping to create a light and silky layer.
Spread Spread the silk mixture evenly over the cooled brownie base.
Top and Garnish Add additional whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips.
Refrigerate and Serve Chill the dessert until ready to serve, and enjoy the layered textures and flavors.
French Silk Brownies
French Silk Brownies

French Silk Brownies

Whether you’re planning to dazzle your friends with a unique dessert or just treating yourself to some chocolate decadence, French Silk Brownies are the way to go!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 473kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the brownie mix, egg, melted butter, and milk. Mix well and pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • While the brownie is cooling, prepare the silk layer. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, mixing well.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and gently mix it into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  • Fold in the whipped topping to the chocolate and cream cheese mixture, creating a light and silky layer.
  • Once the brownie base is completely cooled, spread the silk mixture evenly over it.
  • Top the silk layer with additional whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate the dessert until ready to serve. Enjoy the luxurious layers of fudgy brownie, silky chocolate, and fluffy whipped cream!

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 484IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

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