Desserts

Cherry Chocolate Brownies

Last month my recipe for Maraschino Cherry Cupcakes caught the attention of CherryMan, a company with over 100 varieties of maraschino cherries! I had never heard of CherryMan before so I said “definitely!” when they asked if they could send me some to try out. I often use maraschino cherries in my baking and liked how CherryMan’s maraschino cherries were natural with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

CherryMan sent me some of their Farm to Market Natural Maraschino Cherries to try out. There’s a QR code on the side of each jar that let’s you find out more about the origins  and story of the growers of each jar! The cherries have just the right amount of sweetness and are delicious even just eating on their own.

Cherries are not just for sundaes! CherryMan has a bunch of sweet and even a few savory recipes you can make using their cherries. The first recipe I wanted to try was the Cherry Chocolate Brownies.  They are moist and chewy and full of sweet maraschino cherry goodness. You can also add nuts, but I left them out of my recipe.  Top with some vanilla ice cream or eat them plain, these Cherry Chocolate Brownies make a scrumptious (and seriously simple) dessert.

Cherry Chocolate Brownies - Rich and sinfully sweet brownies packed with luscious cherries!

Yield: 18 to 24

Cherry Chocolate Brownies

Rich and sinfully sweet brownies packed with luscious cherries!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries, stems removed

Directions:

  1. Stir together melted butter and sugar. Whisk in almond extract and eggs.
  2. Stir in flour, salt, and cocoa. Add cherries and mix again.
  3. Spread in a greased 9×13″ pan and bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or till toothpick comes out clean.

Cherry Chocolate Brownies - Rich and sinfully sweet brownies packed with luscious cherries!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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