My Grandma Fannie sent me this recipe that is perfect for Halloween or a fun zoo party. Unfortunately, I used a fat-free mix this time. It makes a very thick batter that you cannot marble. I just had to flatten out pieces of batter and place them on top of the filling. I do not recommend using the fat-free mix for this. I did use Neufchatel cheese for the filling and it turned out fine. Next time I'll probably just use one of my brownie recipes and use this filling. I did add a few extra drops of red food coloring since Alex thought it looked too peachy for a tiger.
2 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
2 t. orange zest
8 drops red food coloring
8 drops yellow food coloring
1 (21 1/2-oz.) pkg. fudge brownie mix
1/2 c. oil
1/4 c. water
Preheat oven to 350° and grease bottom only of 9x13-inch pan. In small bowl combine all filling ingredients and beat until smooth; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients; stir until well blended. Spread half brownie batter in pan. Spoon filling mix over batter and gently spread to cover. Top with spoonfuls of remaining brownie batter. To marble, pull knife through batter in wide curves. Turn pan and repeat. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool completely before cutting with hot wet knife.
Store in refrigerator.
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