Shortcut Chocolate Truffle Brownies w/ Cream Cheese Swirl + Raspberry Recipe

November 25, 2014

I never intended on this being a shortcut recipe. Brownies do not take long, nor are they a difficult thing to make. But I was just so worn out from work and life, and I did not want to let the raspberries I had picked from my in-law’s backyard go to waste. Thus, we have this instinctual thrown-together recipe; Shortcut Chocolate Brownies using Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix. I also noticed that a lot of the recipes require you to make a batter out of your cream cheese. Nope, I didn’t do that. I just added a little 1/2 + 1/2 to cream cheese until it was malleable.

 

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Shortcut Chocolate Truffle Brownies w/ Cream Cheese Swirl + Raspberry Recipe

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 24 brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Trader Joe's Brownie Truffle Baking Mix
  • I just followed the box recipe, but instead of using 2 sticks of butter, I only used 1.
  • 4 oz Trader Joe's Cream Cheese, softened room temp
  • 1 TB half + half, add more if you need to
  • 6 oz raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat 350
  2. Grease your 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan. Let slightly cool and then whisk in eggs until blended. Add to brownie mix and stir. Add to your prepped pan.
  4. Mix softened cream cheese and half + half together until relatively smooth; it'll still look chunky-ish. Dot blobs of cream cheese in various locations on top of brownie batter and run a knife through the cheese to incorporate with batter.
  5. Chuck raspberries randomly throughout the batter + cheese, slightly pressing them down into the batter.
  6. Bake for 45 min - 1 hour, check with a toothpick (or tip of knife) at the 45 min mark.

Notes

Tip: After you place your butter into your chosen melting receptacle, use the residual butter on the wax wrapper to butter your pan.

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