Cherry Swirl Brownies


1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped well-drained maraschino cherries
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
1 egg
1box (1 lb 2 oz) Betty Crocker® ultimate fudge Premium brownie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg


1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening.

2. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, cherries, cherry juice and 1 egg with spoon; set aside.

3. In another medium bowl, combine brownie mix, pouch of chocolate fudge, oil, water and 1 egg until well blended. Spread half of the batter in pan. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter. Carefully spoon remaining batter on top; spread gently to cover.

4. Bake 43 to 47 minutes (51 to 55 minutes for dark pan) or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours, before cutting. Store covered in refrigerator.

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