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Cranberry Truffle Brownies

1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup flour

Melt chocolate chips with butter or margarine. Cool. Beat eggs and sugar. Add chocolate mixture and water. Mix. Stir in baking powder and flour. Bake in a well greased and floured 8 inch square or 9 inch round cake pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven, turn out onto a cake platter and let cool.

Truffle topping:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (melted and cooled)

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup cranberry sauce (or seedless red raspberry jam)

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add cranberry sauce and beat. Beat in melted chocolate chips. Spread on top of cooled brownies.


1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

Melt chocolate chips with the shortening. Drizzle over the cream cheese layer. Chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with fresh sugared cranberries if desired.

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