Cherry Garcia Brownies

INGREDIENTS: 

• Butter and flour (for greasing pan)

• 1 box brownie mix,

plus ingredients called for on box

• 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

• 1 large egg

• 1/2 c. sugar

• 2/3 c. cherries, pitted and quartered

• 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8”-x-8” baking dish with butter and sprinkle with flour. Prepare brownie batter according to package instructions. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla, egg, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in the cherries and chocolate chips. Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking dish. Dollop the cream cheese-cherry mixture over the brownie layer, then run a knife through mixture and batter to create a swirled effect. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownie comes out mostly clean, about 45 minutes. (A few moist crumbs are okay!) Let cool in pan completely, then slice into small squares and serve.