On the Fourth of July, we like to celebrate by consuming lots of rich, savory (and unfortunately, belly engorging) food, including barbecued meats, hot dogs, and chips. So when it comes time for dessert, you're usually craving something less flavor-popping and spicy.
Enter these cream cheese brownies. Neither the cream cheese nor the chocolate is overpowering, and the smooth richness of the cream cheese pairs well with the bittersweet chocolate. These are a sweet but not too sweet end of the day dessert after eating some BBQ and popping a few fireworks.