Oh my gosh! I so planned to bring you a different recipe today. Then, I made these.
Do you like ooey-gooey, rich, sweet desserts?
Pomegranate Cream Cheese Brownies. They may just be one of my new favorite treats.
It only took one bite before I started to moan and groan. They were simply the moistest brownies I’ve ever made.
When you take a bite, the brownie sticks to the fork they are so moist.
Look at that moist center. It’s yummy-licious.
Chocolately, rich, with just a hint of pomegranate and the creamiest, luxurious cream cheese. The pomegranate and cream cheese go together beautifully.
Every time I try a new recipe, I ask The Husband what he thinks. “Give me words…”, I say.
And this time, the first words he said were:
- Diet busting.
Then he said, “Good luck”. Good luck resisting. They draw you in…
Don’t be surprised if they call your name.
See?… Can you see it calling you? It wants you to enjoy.
They are seriously that good. And ssssoooo easy. You won’t believe it.
You want to know the secret? I’ll tell you. The secret ingredient is cream cheese and pomegranate jelly. All that great pomegranate flavor, none of those pesky seeds or pulling apart the pomgranate!
That’s it. It really is! It’s in the jelly. (And the cream cheese. Who doesn’t love cream cheese?)
And, I think you’ll love it. Like we did.The jelly and cream cheese add a richness, creamy-ness and decandence we love so much.
They are moist, sweet and very gooey (p.s. the longer they sit, the gooey-er and sweeter they get!). The good news is, a small square (2×2) will be enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. A two-bite treat that is to faint over.
Wear your fat pants. You might need them. 🙂
Pomegranate Cream Cheese Brownies
- 1 box Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix (prepped per package instructions)
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup pomegranate jelly
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a 8x8 glass baking dish and set aside.
- Mix boxed brownie mix per package instructions in a large bowl and set aside.
- Add cream cheese and jelly to a medium-sized bowl and soften in microwave for 30 seconds on high setting.
- Using a hand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and jelly until all big chunks are removed.
- Pour brownie mix into prepared glass baking dish. Add cream cheese and pomegranate mixture on top and swirl the two mixtures together with a knife.
- Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until done (test by inserting a toothpick in the center, and it comes out clean). (Please see note!)
- Set aside to cool before cutting into squares.
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
Thanks for sharing the secret for the moistest brownie! I’m definitely going to try cream cheese and pomegranate jelly in my brownies.
We really liked them Daniela. A friend thought they were a bit too gooey, but in small doses they are really good! Small bites are better for me – it keeps me from eating the entire pan! Have a great week!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
My mouth is watering just reading this! I love moist brownies and these look like they are perfect. I love the idea of using pomegranate in these. Sounds delicious! Pinning!!
Thanks for the pin Cindy! They are delicious! I just finished them off at lunch today! Haha! Have a great week!
Pomegranate jelly? That sounds amazing in a brownie! I love this idea Kristi!
It was an experiment, but they turned out so moist and delicious I was blown away! 🙂 I love pomegranate and I love brownies ~ so it seemed perfect! Have a great week Marcie!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Look at that gooey center – these brownies must be what heaven taste like! Love the addition of both cream cheese and pomegranate. I bet they make such a decadent treat!
And no, I don’t think a 2×2 square would leave me satisfied… I’d want the whole pan hehe.
Hahaha! Ok, confession time. I didn’t finish at a 2×2 square today either! 🙂 They made the perfect lunch treat! Have a great week Consuelo!
That flavour combination would make me go back for more!! Love it!!
ps. 2 x 2 would be sufficient for breakfast, then another 2 x 2 for lunch and then another 2 x 2 for dinner.. Lol! Xx
As it turns out, I ate 2×2 x 2×2 x 2×2 – Hahahaha! Definitely ate more than a 2 x 2. 🙂 Thanks Johlene! Have a great week
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Pomegranate jelly!?! Brilliant! These are decadently, lusciously gorgeous! The moistest you’ve EVER made?!?!?! Wow – how you gonna bet that???? 😀 Triple yum!
Hahaha! Thanks Shelley! They were stick to your fork good! Have a great day my friend!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
noooo!!!! I had all these plans to make a different brownie recipe today for my pregnant bff, but now I feel like I need to make these!!!! And holy easy! Pomegranate jelly…hmmm.
Hahaha! This made me LOL Lindsey. Well, if your pregnant BFF loves moist brownies, this is a good one! And you could always use strawberry jelly or another favorite that goes with chocolate! And, they’re ssssoooo easy! Have fun!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
I didn’t have box mix or any type of jelly (shocking right?) so I had to go ahead as planned but both missing ingredient went on the grocery list!
I also probably should have made yours because i whipped up my first batch and realized that i used instant coffee and pregnant woman can’t have that…so i made a second batch.
So good to know Lindsey – I didn’t know pregnant women couldn’t have coffee! I learn something new every day from my readers! I hope your brownies were awesome!
What a great combination Kristi…I like the idea of the jam…some kind of fruity and tart with the chocolate…sounds delicious…I slice of this brownie now would make me very happy 😀
Thanks for the recipe and have a great week my dear!
Thanks Juliana! You have a great week too! I love fruits and chocolate – so good!
Sarah & Arkadi says
love this combo! great brownies!
Thanks Sarah! It wasn’t long before they were gone! 🙂 Have a wonderful week!
Judit & Corina @WineDineDaily says
These brownies look so decadent it worth to “bust diet” for. Chocolate + pomegranate = magical combination! Thank you for the pomegranate jelly idea it does make it much simpler.
Oh my gosh – you are SSSOOO right – they were so easy and so moist and flavorful! I’m glad you like them – they are worth busting a diet for! Have a wonderful week!
These brownies look amazing Krisiti! Love how moist and decadent they sound with the cream cheese and pomegranate jelly – I’ve got to find me some of that 🙂
Thanks Kelly – I’m so glad you like them. They were so moist and delicious, I was really pleased how they turned out! Have a great day!
This is amazing! I think I have to bake this tonight!
Thank you! I am so glad you like it! Thanks for visiting!
I’ve never even tried pomegranate jelly! These brownies look amazing!
Thanks Christin! Pomegranate jelly is one of my favorites! Have a great weekend!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
These brownies look amazing!!! I love chewy and gooey brownies. How did you know? 😉 And I am in love with your Paris towels. I MUST find those!!!!
The brownies were amazing, Renee! And, thanks for the compliments on the towels. But you won’t find the towels anywhere 🙂 I made them myself! I love to sew as well as cook, so much of much of my stuff is custom-made, including these Paris towels! Let’s just say – if you want them, you came to the right place! Hahahaha! PM me and I’ll hook you up!
Melissa Falk says
HI, Kristi. This is a great switch up on brownies. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks!
Thanks Melissa. They were so moist and good – I think you’d love them!
Brownies are my favorite food ever and these look amazing!!!
Thanks Stephanie! I love brownies too. 🙂