- 1 package (21 ounces) brownie mix, batter prepared according to package directions
- 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the brownie batter into the baking pan.
In a medium-sized bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, combine the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Spoon over the brownie batter, then top with the remaining half of the brownie batter.
Using a table knife, cut through the batter and swirl to create a marbled effect. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool, then cut into bars and serve, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup amaranth
Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook over low heat for 25 minutes or until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cups.
Variation with Mixed Tiny Grains: Mix teff, amaranth, and quinoa, the latter thoroughly rinsed, and cook as described.