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Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

These melt in your mouth Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies are so easy to make and the perfect decadent treat to make for Valentine’s Day.

These brownies we cheated and used our favorite brownie box mix but to make these brownies even better I would highly suggest using our Homemade Fudgy Brownie recipe. If you love these brownies, you will also love our Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies and our delicious Frosted Turtle Brownies. Or if your like us and you can’t decide…just make all three! 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES

The winning combination of chocolate and cherries combine to make a chewy brownie that is delicious and rich in flavor! This delicious brownie mixture starts with not one but two different brownie mixes to help create a decadent brownie that you don’t have to make from scratch.

The cherry buttercream filling and white chocolate ganache combine to make a sweet topping for these delicious brownies. Plus, this recipe only takes twenty minutes to prepare and thirty minutes to bake! They look so good; you’ll have a hard time waiting for them to cool!

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies-recipe (1 of 8)

HOW TO MAKE BROWNIES

PREP: Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 9×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

BROWNIE BATTER: In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix both brownie mixes, water, oil, and eggs until combined. Stir chocolate chips into brownie mix.

BAKE: Pour brownie mix into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before topping with cherry buttercream filling.

CHERRY BUTTERCREAM: In a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer, combine butter and juice from the maraschino cherries jar. Beat until the butter is smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Fold in roughly chopped cherries and dark chocolate chips. CAREFULLY, spread over the top of cooled brownies.

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE: In a large bowl, melt white chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat for 30 more seconds. Spread over cherry filling and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until hardened before cutting into squares.

DECORATE: If you want to decorate the tops of the brownies for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or any party. I used Wilton Candy Melts and drizzled the colored chocolate on the top to make them more festive. 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

BROWNIE RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

HOW DO I CUT BROWNIES INTO SQUARES? Cutting brownies into squares is so easy! When you prepare your baking pan, line it with aluminum foil. Leave enough overhang on the sides to be able to lift the brownies out of the pan once they’ve cooled. After baking, lift the brownies out of the pan and fold down the aluminum foil sides. Then use a sharp knife to cut your brownies into squares!

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THE BROWNIES ARE DONE BAKING? I have a quick trick that will help you know whether or not your brownies are done! First, insert a toothpick into the brownie. You want to stick it about an inch from the edge. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done. If you try and do this in the center of the brownie, you’ll be waiting a long time, and they’ll end up being overcooked.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

STORAGE & FREEZING

HOW TO STORE BROWNIES? Store cut brownie squares in an airtight container in the refrigerator; they’re best eaten within 1 to 2 days. A whole pan of brownies, uncut and well wrapped in plastic, will be good for up to 4 days.

CAN I FREEZE BROWNIES? You can freeze these brownies to enjoy later. They are best frozen as an uncut brownies to protect them from freezer burn. To prepare your brownies for the freezer:

  1. Let them cool completely.
  2. Wrap the entire sheet of brownies using plastic wrap, then wrap them again in foil.
  3. Do not top them with the cherry frosting or ganache until you’re ready to enjoy them.

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES

 

FOR MORE CHERRY RECIPES, TRY:

 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies-recipe
Yield: 12 Brownies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes

Ingredients

BROWNIES:

  • 1 (19 oz.) milk chocolate brownie mix
  • 1 (19 oz.) triple fudge brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli Triple Fudge)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 5 Tablespoons cherry juice from jar

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • pink candy melts, for drizzling on top

Instructions

MAKE THE BROWNIES:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix both brownie mixes, water, oil, and eggs until combined. Stir chocolate chips into brownie mix.
  3. Pour brownie mix into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before topping with cherry buttercream filling.

MAKE THE CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

  1. In a large bowl using an electric or stand mixer, combine butter and juice from the maraschino cherries jar. Beat until the butter is smooth.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  3. Fold in roughly chopped cherries and dark chocolate chips. CAREFULLY, spread over the top of cooled brownies.

MAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

  1. In a large bowl, melt white chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream together in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat for 30 more seconds.
  2. Spread over cherry filling and place in fridge for at least 2 hours or until hardened before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 627Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 6g

the best brownies ever

 

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55 comments on “Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies”

  1. Heavenly!! I think this is the best combination of flavors!! My favorite is the chunks of cherries!

  2. These Chocolate Chip Brownies are absolutely amazing!! Everyone LOVED them!

  3. These look AMAZING! I can not wait to try these!

  4. Holy moly! So many layers of goodness in these brownies!

  5. These are going to be so perfect for Valentine’s day! My kids are going to love them!

  6. These look absolutely incredible! LOVE the pinks and reds!

  7. Perfect valentine’s treat. So tasty and cute 🙂

  8. These are so pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day! I can’t wait to make these!

  9. just when I thought brownies couldn’t get any better!

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  11. One of my goal’s is to try out new recipes this year- and this looked like a good one to attempt. Turned out OK (taste great) but like another person wrote, my ganache was way too thin- never set and ended up looking like sweetened condensed milk poured over the dessert. Made me wonder if the amount of cream is correct at I would use less next time (yes, I plan to make again!)

  12. This looks delish! If we can’t use cherries due to allergies, do you have suggestions on a substitute for the filling?

  13. These look amazing! and very nice looking…

  14. Yum!
    This was shared in a round up post by Dreaming of Leaving on a link party on my blog, VMG206.   I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  15. I love, love chocolate and cherry! These are so decadent! Pinned!

  16. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE This is pure delight for your taste buds.

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

  17. I made these brownies for our annual book club dinner and they were a huge hit! So beautiful and festive for this time of year and so delicious! They’re on the top of my favorite ‘Brownie’ list for sure! Thanks so much Jen!

  18. I made these brownies, and they were a huge hit! My ganache was much too thin, and I’m not sure what went wrong, but I think I’ll use more vanilla chips next time. Thanks for a terrific recipe!

  19. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them sometime soon.

  20. Thanks, Renee! They make a very delicious Valentine’s Day treat, enjoy!

  21. Just found your blog searching for a cherry dessert! What a fun little spot on the web! It’d be fun to collaborate sometime, your dessert pictures are beautiful;)

  22. What did you use for the decorative icing on top of the white ganache? Thanks!

  23. Oh dear. I can’t remember if I left you a comment yet. Sorry if it is a repeat! I come with great news. Your Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies will be featured on Sunday at “Inspiration Monday Party’! I hope you will stop by…it begins @ 2pm EST. Thanks for linking up 🙂

  24. Hi Jenn! I’m excited to tell you that I will be featuring your recipe on Inspiration Monday Party this Sunday @ 2pm EST. These look amazing! Thanks for linking up…hope to see you there!

  25. Can I use a brownie mix instead of making the brownies from scratch? I’m always looking for the easy way out! ha

  26. https://www.facebook.com/mariah.delights?ref=stream
    Mariah pointed me to your site… Love this recipe and will be coming back for more! 🙂

  27. These brownies look amazing! I just discovered your blog, I love the name!

  28. Have you ever substituted frozen strawberries in sweetened juice?

  29. I love Ben & Jerrys as well. Best Ice cream ever! Jenn – these brownies look delicious! Love the colors. 🙂

  30. I love them! I could just taste it by looking at it.

  31. Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I included these delicious-looking brownies in my “Perfect Valentine’s Desserts” roundup that will go live tomorrow morning!

  32. These look amazing! They would be a perfect idea for valentines day 🙂

  33. what a lovely brownies, nice color and great pictures.

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