Cherries and cream cheese give these browniesa festive look and taste.
Recipe: Cherry Cheese Brownies
1 (16-ounce) can dark sweet cherries
Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup cherryjuice. Put brownie mix in a large bowl. Add 1 egg, oil and reservedcherry juice; mix well. Gently stir in cherries. Set aside.
Put cream cheese and sugar in a mediummixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer 3 to 4 minutes or untilwell mixed. Add remaining egg; mix well. Stir in coconut andalmond extract.
Lightly grease an 8 x 8 x 2-inch bakingpan. Spoon brownie mixture evenly into pan. Spoon cream cheesemixture over brownie mixture. Use a knife to swirl cream cheesemixture into brownie mixture.
Bake brownies in a preheated 350°Foven 35 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted near centercomes out clean.
Let cool before cutting into squares orbars.
1 (15-ounce) package brownie mix, (8 x 8-inch pan size)
2 large eggs, divided use
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons granulate sugar
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 teaspoon almond extract
Recipeand photograph provided courtesy of The Cherry Marketing Institute.
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