Game night is finally here and it could not be completed without a delicious dessert to go with a fabulous fun game of Ticket to Ride™. Before you prepare what routes you will be embarking on tonight, make sure you try these mouth watering brownies that can be found in the newest and only Ticket to Ride™ – The Official Cookbook. 

Thimbleberry or Raspberry Brownies from Ticket to Ride™ – The Official Cookbook

If you’re lucky enough to have access to thimbleberries, the subtle, tart-sweet Midwestern berries similar to raspberries, try them swirled into a pan of rich, fudgy brownies. This recipe uses berries in three forms: fresh, freeze-dried, and jam—to really highlight the fruit flavor.

Makes: 8 servings | Active time: 15 minutes | Total time: 1 hour


1 tablespoon plus 1 cup softened unsalted butter, divided

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup self-rising flour

3⁄4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup dark chocolate chunks

1 cup fresh thimbleberries or raspberries (see note)

1⁄2 cup freeze-dried raspberries,crushed

1⁄4 cup raspberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12 x 9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the 1 cup butter, eggs, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder with an electric mixer or by hand until smooth.
  3. Gently fold in the chocolate chunks and fresh berries.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased pan and top with the crushed freeze-dried raspberries and dollops of jam.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.


Thimbleberries are very delicate so they’re rarely produced commercially. Feel free to use raspberries for an almost-as-good result.



Enjoy game night with Ticket to Ride™ – The Official Cookbook and these brownies and remember you can pre order the Official Cookbook today! 

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