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
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
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.