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Brownies With Chocolate-Covered Raisins

Chocolate-covered raisins turn into fudgy pockets of chocolate with chewy raisin centers in these easy brownies. "

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1-1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate-covered raisins


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13 x 9 x 2 - inch rectangular pan. Combine the butter and both chocolates in a 2-3/4 quart Cuisinart® saucepan. Cook over low heat until completely melted. Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.
Using the Cuisinart® SmartPower Hand Mixer, beat sugar and eggs in medium bowl until very thick and pale using medium speed, about 3 minutes. Stir in melted chocolate mixture and vanilla.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in another medium bowl. Stir into chocolate mixture using low speed. Mix in chocolate-covered raisins.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated 350° F oven until tester inserted into center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached and top cracks in places, about 30 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool in pan. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with foil and let stand at room temperature.)
Cut into squares to serve.

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Servings

Makes 32 brownies

Nutritional Information
Per Serving

calories 247 (52% from fat) • carb. 29g • pro. 3g • fat 15g • sat. fat 9g • chol. 50mg • sod. 62mg • calc. 21mg • fiber 2g