Holiday Brownie Recipe
The holiday brownie recipe combines two favorites, chocolate and cherries. These rich and creamy brownies are guaranteed to be gone in the first day!
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup drained maraschino cherries
1 1/2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1 large egg
Microwave safe bowl
13x9-inch baking pan
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Cream Cheese Filling:
Step 1: In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer set on medium, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Step 2: Add sugar, maraschino cherry juice, and egg and beat until smooth.
Step 3: Stir in maraschino cherries; set aside.
Step 1: In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate. Heat on medium-high setting until melted, stir until smooth; set aside to cool for 3 minutes.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat chocolate mixture, sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth.
Step 3: Gradually beat in flour and salt, scraping bowl continue to beat for 1 minute.
Step 4: Stir in chopped walnuts.
Step 5: Spread half of the batter into prepared pan.
Step 6: Spread cherry-cheese filling over batter.
Step 7: Carefully spread remaining batter over filling. Gently swirl with knife to create a marbled effect.
Step 8: Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in middle of brownie pan.
Step 9: Cool completely before cutting into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.
The holiday brownie recipe makes 48 brownies.
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