French Silk Pie Brownies Recipe


For Brownies:
1 box fudge brownie mix
¼ cup water
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 large eggs

For Topping:
One 4-ounce German chocolate bar, finely chopped
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
One 16-ounce tub frozen whipped topping, such as Cool-Whip, thawed
Chocolate curls, for decorating (optional)

  1. Prepare and bake the brownies according to the package directions. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  2. Microwave the German chocolate pieces and butter together in a large microwave-safe bowl on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and then melt for another 15 seconds. Stir until smooth and melted.
  3. Beat in the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until combined. Fold in half the whipped topping (8 ounces).
  4. Spread the French silk filling over the brownies. Top with the remaining whipped topping and garnish with chocolate curls, if using.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set, before cutting into squares.
  6. Notes
  7. Total time varies depending on brand of brownie mix. I used a Ghirardelli mix and made these in a 9 x 9-inch baking pan. The smaller pan made for a thicker topping, but if you want to feed a crowd, make sure your brownie mix has baking instructions for a 9 x 13-inch pan. I bought mine without checking!
  8. I used a Cool Whip substitute made with cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla.

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