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Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

These Cherry Chocolate Brownies will make you forget about all your troubles and worries in the world!

Okay, maybe not exactly…but still, they’re pretty amazing. So amazing in fact, that I can’t get these Cherry Chocolate Brownies off my mind. 

Not only are they perfect to make and just have sitting around the house when you’re having that chocolate craving, but you can also believe that everyone will love you for baking and bringing them to the latest gathering as well. 

Think Super Bowl, birthday parties, or even family reunions and picnic…you just can’t go wrong when you show up with these in your hands.

The great part about these brownies is the winning combination of cherries and chocolate. It’s often an overlooked flavor that many people tend to forget about and underutilize if you ask me. This year, bring back the winning combination and bake up a pan or two of these Cherry Chocolate Brownies! 

With simple to follow directions, you’ll love this recipe just like I do. And who knows…this may just become a recipe that you pass down to all your family members and friends as well. Because…why not? When you can make a dessert this delicious, you’ll want to share it with others! 

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CHERRY BROWNIES INGREDIENTS

BROWNIES:

 MILK CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX: 1 (19 oz.) milk chocolate brownie mix. 

 TRIPLE FUDGE BROWNIE MIX: 1 (19 oz.) triple fudge brownie mix. I used the Ghirardelli mix. 

 WATER: 1/2 cup of water.

 VEGETABLE OIL: 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. 

 EGGS: 2 large eggs. 

 CHOCOLATE CHIPS: 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FILLING:

 BUTTER: 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter.

 POWDERED SUGAR: 3 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. 

 DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS: 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips. 

 MARASCHINO CHERRIES: 1 (6 oz.) jar of maraschino cherries. You will use the cherry juice, as well.

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:

 WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS: 2 cups of white chocolate chips.

 HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream.

 PINK CANDY MELTS: about a handful or more of pink candy melts to drizzle on top. 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

HOW TO MAKE CHERRY BROWNIES

To make these Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies, simply:

MAKE THE BROWNIES:

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

STEP 1: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, mix both brownie mixes, water, oil, and eggs until combined.

STEP 2: Stir chocolate chips into brownie mix.

STEP 3: Pour brownie mix into prepared pan.

STEP 4: Bake for 40 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 the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat for 30 more seconds.

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

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies

ADDITIONAL BAKING TIPS

HOW TO CUT BROWNIES INTO SQUARES: 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! 

CANDY MELTS: 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.

CHERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIES

BAKING TOOLS NEEDED

MIXER: I love my KitchenAid Mixer, I use it for everything. Makes baking so much easier!

9×9 INCH BAKING PAN: This is the baking pan I used to make these brownies. 

Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies-recipe

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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. 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).
  3. Stir sugar into cooled chocolate/butter mixture until combined.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla.
  5. Gently fold in the flour and salt. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30 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: 627 Total Fat: 46g Saturated Fat: 28g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 130mg Sodium: 100mg Carbohydrates: 54g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 44g Protein: 6g

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50 comments on “Cherry Chocolate Chip Brownies”

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!)

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

  8. These look amazing! and very nice looking…

  9. 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

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

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

    CHERRY-MINT CHOCOLATE a burst of cherry zest

    Both are great flavour

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. 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;)

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

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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!

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

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

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