Cherry Swirl Brownies

Cream cheese, maraschino cherries and chocolate create a trio of delight in fudgy brownies.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1
teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
1
egg
1
box (1 lb 2 oz) Betty Crocker™ ultimate fudge Premium brownie mix
1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
1
egg

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, cherries, cherry juice and 1 egg with spoon; set aside.
  • 3 In another medium bowl, combine brownie mix, pouch of chocolate fudge, oil, water and 1 egg until well blended. Spread half of the batter in pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Carefully spoon remaining batter on top; spread gently to cover.
  • 4 Bake 43 to 47 minutes (51 to 55 minutes for dark pan) or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours, before cutting. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Softening cream cheese is easy. Just microwave unwrapped cream cheese in a microwavable bowl on High for 15 to 20 seconds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.