I was craving something creative, chocolate, and pretty. So, I started brewing some ideas and came up with this, which turned out great!
Lime Cheesecake Brownies
1 box brownie mix for a 9x13 pan (or just make your own from scratch like I did because I was out of mix, but I am TOTALLY for using brownie/cake mixes!)
Prepare mix like it says on the box and put in buttered 9x13 pan.
Then mix this up:
8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
zest from 1 lime
juice from 1/2 lime (or the whole lime because I'm crazy about citrus like that)
Okay, really, cream the sugar and cream cheese together, and then add the rest of it and mix it up real good.
Plop spoonfuls of this on top of the brownie batter, and then take a knife and drag it all over the pan, mixing the cream cheese mixture and brownie batter together so it makes a marble-y effect, but don't mix it so much it gets to be a poopy effect. You want it marbled people!
Then, bake like it says on the box. Approximately 350 for 18 ish minutes I believe.
They are so yummy and so pretty, and a great way to dazzle up some box mix. And did I mention that they're impressive? Totally easy, totally impressive. Go ahead and take all the credit! Enjoy!