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Merry Cherry Swirl Brownies

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Merry Cherry Swirl Brownies
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 48
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Make merry with cream cheese and cherry brownies. Mmm.

Ingredients

Brownies

4
ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
1
cup butter or margarine
2
cups sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts

Cherry Cream Cheese Filling

2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup chopped red or green maraschino cherries
2
teaspoons red or green maraschino cherry juice
1
egg

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all Cherry Cream Cheese Filling ingredients with spoon until smooth, set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat chocolate mixture, 2 cups sugar, the vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour and salt on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Stir in nuts.
  • 3 Spread half of the batter (about 2 1/2 cups) in pan. Spread filling over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over filling. Gently swirl through batters with knife for marbled design.
  • 4 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Tips  

Top each brownie with a long-stemmed chocolate-dipped maraschino cherry for a festive finish.

Line the baking pan with foil to make cleanup and cutting bars easy.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
(
Calories from Fat
100
)
Daily Value
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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