Cherry Swirl Brownies

Cream cheese, maraschino cherries and chocolate create a trio of delight in fudgy brownies.


16 servings


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/4 cup chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
1 egg
1 (1 pound 2 ounce) box Betty Crocker® ultimate fudge premium brownie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg


Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, cherries, cherry juice and 1 egg with spoon; set aside.

In another medium bowl, combine brownie mix, pouch of chocolate fudge, oil, water and 1 egg until well blended. Spread half of the batter in pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Carefully spoon remaining batter on top; spread gently to cover.

Bake for 43 to 47 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours, before cutting.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes


Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12 g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 24 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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