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Marbled Cherry Brownies Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • CHERRY CREAM FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make

  • 1. Prepare CHERRY CREAM FILLING; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. Stir butter and cocoa in small bowl until well blended; cool slightly.
  • 2. Beat eggs in medium bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating until well blended. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Add cocoa mixture; stir until well blended.
  • 3. Spread half of chocolate batter into prepared pan; cover with CHERRY CREAM FILLING. Drop spoonfuls of remaining chocolate batter over filling. With knife or spatula, gently swirl chocolate batter into filling for marbled effect.
  • 4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool; cut into squares. Cover; refrigerate leftover brownies. Bring to room temperature to serve. Makes 16 brownies.
  • CHERRY CREAM FILLING
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
  • 1 to 2 drops red food color (optional)
  • 1. Beat cream cheese and sugar in small bowl on medium speed of mixer until blended. Add egg, vanilla and almond extract; beat well. (Mixture will be thin.)
  • 2. Stir in cherries and food color, if desired.