Berry Swirled Fudge Brownies

Sunday, February 13, 2011

If you’ve been  looking for a delicious Valentine treat for your sweetheart, then look no further!  These rich, fudgy brownies swirled with the fresh tartness of fruit preserves was simply an out-of-this-world combination and is sure to melt your sweetie into putty in your hands in no time!  °Ü° This tantalizing, but easy enough for my daughter to make, dessert came from Reeni at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice !!     Happy Valentine’s Day (tomorrow)! 

Click here for printable recipe.

The ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup  cocoa
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped, optional (we omitted the nuts)
heaping 1/3 cup cranberry sauce or other type of berry jam/preserve
1/2 cup chocolate chips, for topping

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9x13 inch baking pan (for thin brownies) or an 8x8 inch pan (for thicker brownies) with  parchment paper.

In a large bowl, add cocoa powder to melted butter. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt. Do not overbeat. Fold in nuts (if desired).

Spread in prepared pan, drop cranberry sauce/preserves by the spoonful over top and use a knife to swirl into batter.

Bake (9x13) 28-30 minutes, (8x8) 36-38 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Melt half the chocolate in a small saucepan or in the microwave, remove from heat and stir in the remainder of the chocolate until melted. Drizzle over top using a spoon or a baggie with the corner cut off. Remove to cutting board and cut into squares, wiping knife clean after each cut.


This post is linked over at Sweets For a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies and at Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli-N-Son!  


teresa February 13, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

so fudgy and delicious! i love the chocolate and berry combo! happy v-day!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son February 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM  

These look delicious! I love brownies.

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. The linky is open all week.

Michele February 19, 2011 at 5:52 PM  

Wow, these look wonderful. Brownies are my absolute favorite and I bet it won't take me long to get to these. I think they would be wonderful with some raspberry jam.

Meaghan Luby February 21, 2011 at 3:41 PM  

berries and chocolate are spectacular! love this, thanks for sharing! glad to have found your blog!

Karen,  February 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM  

These are so impressive : )
Used cookie cutters (hearts in this case)and dusted with powdered sugar for gifts on Valentines day. People think Im a rock star! : )

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