I got together with my Bunco group tonight and made some yummy brownies! My Bunco group meets once a month and we play a couple of games of Bunco. We talk, laugh, gossip and eat some scrumptious food.
I hemmed and hawed about what to bring tonight. I wanted to use up some frozen raspberries, I had a package of cream cheese and a brownie mix on hand. So I looked at several recipes on allrecipes.com and combined a couple to make up my recipe.
Raspberry Swirl Brownies
1 package brownie mix
10 ounce package of frozen raspberries, slightly thawed
8 ounce block of 1/3 Less Fat "Neufchâtel"cheese (or regular cream cheese)
1/3 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
plain fat free yogurt
Mix the brownie batter according to the package, except decrease the oil by half. Replace the oil you didn't use with plain, fat free yogurt.
In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg together. Smash the raspberries and add to the cream cheese mixture. Swirl raspberries in, but don't mix until combined.
Preheat oven to directions on box of brownie mixture. Spray a 9x11 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour half of the brownie mixture into the prepared pan. Spoon the cream cheese and raspberry mixture onto the brownie batter in the pan. Top with the remaining brownie batter.
Drag a knife through the brownie mixture, up and down and back and forth to swirl the cream cheese and raspberry mixture in with the brownie batter. Bake according to the package directions.
Review: These were very good brownies! Everyone at Bunco enjoyed them. The cream cheese added a tang, while the raspberries added depth and great flavor. Next time, I would add 1 T. of flour to the cream cheese and raspberry mixture. The flour would make the cream cheese mixture a little bit more firm. This brownie recipe will go into my recipe file. Enjoy~