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Cherry Swirl Brownies

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31 Comments
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16
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Cream cheese, maraschino cherries and chocolate create a trio of delight in fudgy brownies.

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 6.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Supreme original brownie mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
2
egg

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, cherries, cherry juice and 1 egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
  • 3 In another medium bowl, combine brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, oil, water and 2 eggs 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 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

Using a plastic knife for fudgy, moist brownies makes cutting them easier.

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
141
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
5g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
1%
1%
Exchanges:
1 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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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