There are few things better than berries with chocolate. I love the combination of the tart fruit with the rich, dark chocolate. These brownies remind me of those raspberry sticks my mom used to buy during the holidays. I found this recipe in an old cook book of my grandma’s and it was everything I hoped it would be! The brownie layer could possibly be my new favorite brownie recipe. It was a totally different texture than my regular brownie recipe (which I still LOVE for frosting), but it was more like a chocolate truffle. The melted chocolate in the recipe was what gives it that rich, smooth texture that was so amazing!  Besides the delicious brownie layer, the cream cheese raspberry layer almost tastes like a mousse. Drizzle more chocolate on top and voila! You have an amazing new dessert recipe that will make you the hit of any get together or party!!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies
Brownies:
1 1/4 c. milk chocolate chips (or semi), melted
1/2 c. butter
Combine together until smooth. and then add:
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
Place in a greased 9 x13 pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Filling:
1 c. white chocolate chips, melted
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. powdered sugar 1
1/4 c. raspberry jam
Beat together the cream cheese, sugar and jam until smooth. Melt the white chocolate chips and add to the cream cheese portion. Beat until smooth and combined together.
When the brownies have been removed from the oven, let them cool until no longer warm. Spread the cream cheese filling over the brownies evenly.
 1/4 c. raspberry jam, heated until runny (may need to add a tinch of water)
Drizzle (or drop) the jam randomly over the brownies (it doesn’t need to be uniform, you will spread it later).
Glaze:
1/3 c. milk or semi chocolate chips
1 t. butter
Melt the chocolate chips and the butter together until the chocolate is smooth. With a fork, drizzle the chocolate in a criss cross manner lengthwise on the brownies. When all of the glaze has been drizzled on the brownies, take a knife and press softly on the top of the brownies in long, lengthwise rows on the brownies. Do this every couple of inches apart and it should swirl the jam and chocolate into pretty lines down the brownies.  If this is too complicated, just swirl the chocolate and jam until it looks pretty 😉 

(Okay, my drizzling skills leave much to be desired! Straight lines or not, these brownies are scrumptious! 🙂