I finally started making Christmas treats to take to friends. I wanted to make new recipes since I rarely get a chance to try them anymore. Here's the first one. I found it quite a while ago at Your Home Based Mom. Hers look prettier than mine. I think I should have baked it a little longer and then refrigerated them before cutting them. So mine are messy, but they are good, especially the bites with the raspberries. I used frozen raspberries because they were on sale.
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
1 c. flour
2 c. sugar
14 T. (7 oz.) butter
7 oz. dark chocolate
5 oz. raspberries
14 oz. cream cheese
1 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º.
Combine butter with 1 cup sugar and mix. Add 3 eggs one at a time. Melt the chocolate and mix it in with the butter and sugar. Gently fold in 1 cup of flour
Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan and line with parchment paper.
Put the cream cheese in a big bowl, add 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix until it is smooth.
Spread 2/3 of the brownie mix on the bottom of the pan. Pour the cream cheese on top. Add spoonsfuls of remaining brownie mix on top of cream cheese and marble it together with a knife. Sprinkle raspberries on top and push them into the cream cheese. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting them into squares.