Easy Raspberry Brownies

Based on a fudgy brownie mix, these quick-to-fix brownies combine the best of sweet flavors and chewy textures. Mmm!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 18

1
box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/2
cup raspberry preserves
1
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1
tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake brownie mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs, in 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and preserves in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3 Place chocolate and butter in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over brownies. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. For 18 brownies, cut 6 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

If you don't have vegetable oil on hand, you can use melted margarine or butter to make the brownies.

Do you prefer brownies with a more cakelike texture? If so, prepare the mix with 3 eggs instead of 2.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.