Rum Raisin Chocolate Brownies

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Serves: 12 to 16 depending on appetites
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1 1/2 c golden raisins
1 1/2 c chopped walnuts
6 Tbsp rum, or rum extract
1 stick butter
1 pkg milk chocolate chips, (11 1/2 oz. size)
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 c sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/3 c all purpose flour
2 c powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter, softened to room temperature
2 tsp instant coffee granules, crushed
1 1/2-2 Tbsp milk
1/4-1/3 c chocolate syrup
16 maraschino halves, drained & patted dry

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
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Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
I ordered a 9X9 square springform pan, and this recipe was attached to it. I did make a few changes to the top of it, but the ingredients and measurements stayed the same. I changed how the raisins were done, by doing them in the microwave, instead of waiting for 2 hours to let them soak as suggested in the original recipe. I also changed the way it was put together, and the results were very pleasing and tasty. My husband was happy & that made me happy. The original recipe did not have a frosting, but I added one as I did the Cherries and the chocolate drizzle. Moist Tasty & filled W/ raisins
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Brush the bottom & sides of pan with melted butter, or use none stick cooking spray/Baking Magic. In a small bowl add the raisins, and then pour the rum over raisins then stir, and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes then stir, then microwave an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave cover and allow to steep till completely cooled, drain rum if there is any left, and wait to add raisins to brownie batter.
In a separate medium size bowl, add 1 stick of butter, and the full bag of chips, and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes then stir till chips are melted. If not melted return to microwave in 30 second increments, stir till melted.
Add the sugar, salt & cinnamon and beat till mixed, then add the 4 eggs, and beat again for about 2-3 minutes. Stop and add the raisins and nuts, beat till mixed. Remove beater, and then fold in the flour with a large spoon. Then pour into prepared pan, and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Then remove from oven and allow to cool completely, till brownies pull away from sides of pan slightly.
When cool run a knife under base of brownie all the way around to loosen from base & transfer brownie to a large platter. Prepare frosting by adding 1/2 stick of soften butter to a small bowl, along with powdered sugar, crushed coffee granules, and beat till mixed well, add milk as needed to make of spreading consistency. Frost top of brownie. Then top brownie with maraschino cherry halves, and drizzle top with chocolate syrup if desired.

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user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - May 22, 2012
Oh my Rose Mary. The name didn't exactly get me running here infact I didn't until I saw the picture at the top of a groups page. WOW! what an amazing looking cake.
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - May 22, 2012
Thank you Stormy. They are brownies, made in a square springform pan. They are really good too, very chocolaty, I made it with Ghiradeli Chocolate Chips, and that makes it rich, moist, tasty and very good, filled with lots of nuts, and moist from the plump raisins. Thanks for your comments. It will become one of my husbands favorite brownie recipes. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with the other groups Stormy.
user Phyllis Lively PhyllisBaker - May 23, 2012
OK - I give up. Takes me all day to make a meal and you whip up these magnificent gorgeous meals and desserts in a flash AND you type and post your recipes! I'm over-the-top impressed. WOW - this one is a must try too.
Dang Lady Rose - ALL your recipes are a must try. I don't have enough years left in this lifetime to eat 'em all - much less make them all too! You're the best. Looks like you've got another blue ribbon winner here. Love it. and LOL, I'm richly amused by your comment that this recipe serves 12 to 16, depending on appetites. That IS funny..... not 12 to 16 in this house - not with chocolate - not in this house. Gimme a fork...... one serving!

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