Monday, December 17, 2012

. Monday Munchies ~ Decadent Cherry Mousse Brownies


I don't know about you, but the holidays around our house have always been filled with yummy goodies. Some more yummy than others if that's even possible. I have a few absolute favorite recipes we collected and made around Momma's kitchen table over the years. And even though I no longer have the recipe box where they all were stored, I have been able to replace them from family members who were lucky enough to also be given a copy of some of these cherished recipes. Or I have been able to duplicate them fairly closely. Today I give you my version of:

Decadent Cherry Mousse Brownies

Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
3 oz. white baking chocolate 
1/3 cup whipping cream 
1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting (from 16 oz container) 
1/4 cup chopped well drained maraschino cherries 
1 drop red food color 
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 
1/4 cup butter or margarine 
1 oz. white baking chocolate 
1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil

Directions        
                                                                                       
1 Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or non stick pan). 
Grease or spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan. 
Mix brownies as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. 
Spread into pan. Bake for 24 to 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely.

2 In medium microwaveable bowl, microwave 3 oz. white baking chocolate and 1/3 cup whipping cream uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

3 Stir frosting and maraschino cherries into chocolate mixture until well blended. Spread evenly over cooled brownies.

4 In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once until smooth. Carefully spread over mousse. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.

5 In small microwaveable bowl, microwave 1 oz. white baking chocolate and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring once, until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over brownies. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Picture credit to Polyvore

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