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Brownie Tarts

 Brownie Tarts
Sharon Wilkins of Grande Pointe, Ontario says, "I often take these bite-size chocolate goodies to potluck dinners for our country dance club."
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Maraschino cherry halves, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and
  • fluffy. Gradually add flour until well blended. Cover and
  • refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Place in ungreased miniature muffin cups;
  • press onto the bottom and up the sides to form a shell.
  • For filling, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir
  • until smooth. Stir in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the pecans if
  • desired. Spoon into shells.
  • Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan
  • to a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with cherries if desired.

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Brownie Tarts (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 110 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.