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French Silk Brownies
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5 from 8 votes

French Silk Brownies

For an easy to make at home dessert that tastes like it came from a restaurant, make these wonderful chocolate French Silk Brownies. Brownies made with real butter, topped with a creamy whipped French silk chocolate layer and then Cool Whip--this decadent treat will really hit the spot!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best brownie recipes, chocolate brownies
Servings: 12
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Jill



  • 1 box brownie mix (not prepared)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup milk

French Silk Layer

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip


  • 8 ounce Cool Whip
  • chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 11x7-inch (2 quart) glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the brownie mix, egg, melted butter, and milk, stirring until smooth. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake at 350F for 25-28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven and cool completely to room temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the semi-sweet chocolate and unsalted butter in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring well between each cooking interval.
  • Add the melted chocolate and butter mixture to the cream cheese mixture and stir until well combined. Gently fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Spread the French silk layer over the cooled brownies, then spread on the remaining 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip.
  • If desired, sprinkle chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips over the French Silk Brownies. Slice and serve.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg