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Brownie Tarts

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Sharon Wilkins of Grande Pointe, Ontario says, "I often take these bite-size chocolate goodies to potluck dinners for our country dance club."

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 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 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Maraschino cherry halves, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, 1 hour.
  2. Divide and shape dough into 24 balls (about 1 in.). Press evenly onto bottom and up sides of ungreased mini-muffin cups.
  3. For filling, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar, egg and vanilla. If desired, stir in pecans. Spoon into cups.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. If desired, top with cherries.

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