Easy Raspberry Brownies

Easy Raspberry Brownies

If you prefer brownies with a more cakelike texture, prepare the mix with 3 eggs instead of 2.

1 pkg (19 - 20 oz) fudge brownie mix
1/4 C water
1/2 C vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C raspberry preserves
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1 T butter or margarine

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of rectangular 13x9x2 pan. Stir brownie mix, water, oil and eggs in medium bowl until well blended. Spread in pan.

  2. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, about 1 hour.

  3. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and preserves in small
    bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

  4. Place chocolate and butter in small microwavable bowl.
    Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until
    mixture can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over brownies.
    Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm. For
    18 brownies, cut 6 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
    Makes 18 brownies