Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for in brownie mix directions
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
brandy or 2 teaspoons brandy extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
Make brownie mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs.
Pour half of batter into pan.
In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients except powdered sugar until smooth.
Drop cheese mixture by spoonsful onto brownie batter.
Pour remaining brownie batter over cheese mixture.
Swirl cheese mixture through brownie batter with knife for marbled design.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted 2 inches from side
of pan comes out clean or almost clean; cool.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
Store covered in refrigerator.
Yield: 24 brownies
Success: The secret to cutting perfect bars
is to line the pan with foil so you can lift out the baked bars. Grease the foil
as directed in the recipe.
Special Touch: Cut bars into triangles for
a new shape on your holiday cookie tray. Or use small deep cookie cutters in heart,
star and bell shapes to give a festive touch. Spray cookie cutters with cooking
spray for easier cutting.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 90); Total
Fat 10g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 125mg;
Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 19g); Protein 2g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6%