Chocolate-Cherry-Pistachio Brownies

Brownies go from good to great with easy add-ins to a convenient fudge brownie mix.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 20

Ingredients

1
box (18.4 oz) Pillsbury® Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
2/3
cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1/4
cup water
3
eggs
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, well drained, cut in half
1
box (4-serving size) pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix
1/2
cup cold milk
1
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2
cup pistachio nuts, chopped, toasted*
1/2
cup butter
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water and eggs 50 strokes with spoon. Stir in cherries. Spread batter in pan. Bake 28 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk with wire whisk until well blended. Fold in whipped topping and nuts. Spread over brownie. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter and chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Cool 5 minutes; carefully spread over pudding mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For brownies, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Brownie
    Calories
    300
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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