Chocolate-Covered Cherry Brownies

Deep dark chocolate, cherries and marshmallow creme marry into a must-make brownie.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine
3
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup marshmallow creme
1/2
cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained and 2 tablespoons cherry juice reserved for glaze

Chocolate-Cherry Glaze

1
bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
6
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
2
tablespoons reserved maraschino cherry juice

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. Heat butter and baking chocolate in heavy 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, vanilla and eggs until blended. Stir in flour and salt until smooth. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Mix marshmallow creme and cherries in small bowl. Spoon by teaspoonfuls onto batter. Swirl lightly with knife.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until marshmallow mixture is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Make Chocolate-Cherry Glaze; spread over bars. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until glaze is set. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.
  • 4 Method for Chocolate-Cherry Glaze: Heat chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in cherry juice.

Expert Tips

Place individual brownies in paper of foil muffin cups, and arrange in a holiday gift box.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
125
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.