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!
- 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