A Sweet Family Favorite for the Holiday Season
December 18, 2013
It’s time to start thinking about the holidays! Wrapping paper, glittery sweaters, shopping lines and menu planning. Time ticks by and stress levels rise.
We must step back, take a deep breath and really think about and reflect what the holidays are really about. It’s a time to spend with your loved ones and cherish special moments that will be remembered for the rest of our lives.
If there is one thing my family has perfected over the years during this stressful time is holiday entertaining. It’s all about fun, care-free recipes that are delicious and so easy to prepare, we involve the kids in the preparation process. One of those recipes is the highly coveted Brownie and Raspberry Parfait recipe.
We’ve taken our love of chocolate and raspberry and given it a creamy layer of JET-PUFFED Marshmallows and PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. Top that with a peppermint sprig and more chocolate and you’ve got yourself a decadently perfect Christmas recipe the family can assemble on their own and enjoy with pride.
Brownie and Raspberry Parfaits
Prep Time: 15 minutes • Cook Time: 45 minutes • Serves: 6
1 package brownie mix prepared according to box instructions, cut in ¾"cubes
18 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed
¼ cup granulated sugar
8 oz. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
½ cup JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
chocolate shavings for garnish
peppermint (or mint) sprig for garnish
COMBINE raspberries and ¼ cup sugar in a medium bowl. Stir until well mixed. Set aside.
COMBINE cream cheese and marshmallow creme in a medium microwave safe bowl,. Microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to combine.
PLACE a few brownie cubes in the bottom of 6 individual dessert cups.
TOP brownies with 2 ½ tablespoons of cream cheese mixture, then about 3 tablespoons of raspberries.
GARNISH with chocolate shavings and mint leaves and enjoy!
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