After swearing off most things sweet for the first six months of the year, I did make a few desserts this summer for holidays, birthdays, and a get together or two, and these Strawberry Jam Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies were a perfect choice. Go ahead. Just try and say that three times fast. I dare you. I dare you while you’ve got a bite of one in your mouth.
I love the bit of sweet tartness that either raspberries or strawberries add to any chocolate dessert so have always wondered about how that would work in brownie. If you’ve known me for a while, then you know I feel I’m brownie challenged. I have been known to make Blondies, or Salted Fudge Brownies with some success, however. But I have to say, these swirly, jammy wonders were a success. Or should I say I succeeded in making a recipe that didn’t turn out brownies hard as a rock or worse, raw in the middle. Perhaps I’m not giving myself enough credit!
They’re moist, full of flavor that will have your taste buds squelching, and best of all, satisfy a sweet tooth with just a smidgen of a sliver of one.
I only had one. I promise.
A very small one.
Make a batch and send it to your kids’ teacher — or the hubster’s work — after you sample one.
(Insert evil laughter here.)