Recipe for Cranberry Truffle Brownies


    Cranberry Truffle Brownies

    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

    Melt chocolate chips with butter or margarine. Cool.

    Beat eggs and sugar. Add chocolate mixture and water. Mix. Stir in baking powder and flour. Bake in a well greased and floured 8-square or 9-inch round cake pan at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, turn out onto a cake platter and let cool.

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

    Beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Add cranberry sauce and beat. Beat in melted chocolate chips. Spread on top of cooled brownies.

    1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon solid shortening

    Melt chocolate chips with the shortening. Drizzle over the cream cheese layer. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh sugared cranberries if desired.