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Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

January has just flown by for us, even though we have had sub-zero temperatures and snow the past couple of weeks forcing us to stay inside, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of January. I am not complaining because that means we are closer to summer, which makes me super happy!

And speaking of summer, these Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies taste just like one of my all time favorite ice cream flavors, Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Soft and fudg-y brownie topped with maraschino cherry filling with dark chocolate chips and layered with white chocolate ganache. I am pretty sure I could have just eaten the filling straight out of the bowl with a big spoon, it was just like Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Yummy!

If you love cherries and chocolates together, this brownie is for you. And they are an easy dessert to make for your family and friends for Valentine’s Day.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies-recipe (1 of 8)

JUST A FEW BAKING TIPS:

✔ To make it super easy for you to cut the brownies into squares, line your 9×9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Once the brownies have cooled, lift the brownies out of the pan, folding down the aluminum foil sides. Then use a sharp knife to cut the brownies into squares. SUPER EASY! 

✔  The pink candy melts I used to drizzle on top of the white chocolate, can be found at Wal-Mart or any craft store. And they have a TON of different fun colors to choose from.

Yield: 10 Brownies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 5 Tablespoons cherry juice from jar
  • 10.5 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

MAKE THE BROWNIES:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9x9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: Melt butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature (about 10 minutes).

STEP 2: Stir sugar into cooled chocolate/butter mixture until combined.

STEP 3: Add eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla.

STEP 4: Gently fold in the flour and salt. Pour batter into prepared pan.

STEP 5: Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before topping with cherry buttercream filling.

MAKE THE CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

STEP 6: 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.

STEP 7: Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until combined.

STEP 8: Fold in roughly chopped cherries and dark chocolate chips. CAREFULLY, spread over the top of cooled brownies.

MAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

STEP 9: 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.

STEP 10: Spread over cherry filling and place in fridge for at least 2 hours or until hardened before cutting into squares.

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And if you LOVE cherries like me, you have to try my Sweet Cherry Bread next!

Sweet Cherry Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

46 comments on “Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies”

  1. Pingback: 105+Special Valentine’s Day Desserts - lookstips

  2. 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!)

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

  4. These look amazing! and very nice looking…

  5. 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

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

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

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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;)

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

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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!

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

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

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