Chocolate Cherry Cordials Cookies that Kathleen baked for the TWIGS Soup Dinner I went to (& posted about) recently. So much so, that I decided to tweak my favorite Trader Joe's boxed brownie mix to see if I could get a similar flavor.
Happy to report that my tinkering resulted in a yummy Chocolate Cherry Cordial Brownie delight! It was as easy as could be ~ I just started out with Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt-Fat Free Brownie Mix and followed the directions on the box. Then on to the doctoring...to the brownie batter I then added ~ a 1/2 cup of drained/chopped maraschino cherries; 1 1/2 tsps rum extract; gave it all a good stir; and then baked it as directed.
When the brownie cooled, I made a simple Cherry-Rum Glaze with ~ powdered sugar, a few drops of rum extract and maraschino cherry juice. When it was smooth & creamy, I drizzled it all over the cooled brownie and then sprinkled on a few mini chocolate chips for a final, sweet touch.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our super easy, really pretty, dolled-up dessert...and it took hardly any effort at all. I'll have to try more doctoring-up of this mix. Next time I'll try it with the individual serving, 45-second, quick microwave version that I normally make. (see it next to the brownie mix box photo ~ in the custard cup) Oh, the fun I'll have! :) So, if you're looking for an easy, delightlful treat for your Sweetie on Valentine's Day ~ consider showing some love to your favorite boxed brownie mix. :)