TheCourtJester's Recipe Reviews
Posted 11/21/2012 8:09:11 PM
Easy Raspberry Brownies
I agree with one of the previous comments that the raspberry cream cheese frosting is too gooey moist -- It will never harden up enough to remove the desire to eat the brownie with a fork. Putting the semi-sweet chocolate drizzle over the top gives it a very hard surface which makes it possible to cover it with plastic wrap and not have the plastic wrap stick and become messy. However, if you use too much drizzle, it becomes an interesting project to cut.
The semi-sweet drizzle balances out the tart and cheesy taste of the cream cheese and does not need any powdered sugar. I was not particularly fond of the cream cheese frosting because of its "sophisticated", somewhat sour flavor, and I think a lot of kids would much prefer an old-fashioned base of powdered-sugar frosting mixed with the raspberry preserves (or jam for those fussy kids who might not like those crunchy little seeds).
But all in all, the brownies were delicious! It's hard to beat the combination of raspberries and chocolate!