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Cranberry Truffle Brownies

Ingredients

Brownie

  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Truffle Topping

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce or seedless red raspberry jam

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon solid shortening

Instructions

  1. Brownie: Melt chocolate chips with butter or margarine. Cool.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar.
  3. Add chocolate mixture and water. Mix.
  4. Stir in baking powder and flour.
  5. Bake in a well greased and floured 8-square or 9-inch round cake pan at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, turn out onto a cake platter and let cool.
  7. Truffle Topping: Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar.
  8. Add cranberry sauce and beat.
  9. Beat in melted chocolate chips.
  10. Spread on top of cooled brownies.
  11. Glaze: Melt chocolate chips with the shortening.
  12. Drizzle over the cream cheese layer.
  13. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  14. Garnish with fresh sugared cranberries if desired.