Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Sooooooo Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I have one question for you: who’s ready for a brownie? Not just any run of the mill brownie though. Are you ready for a decadent, chewy, dark chocolatey brownie filled with cherry filled chocolate chips? Call it a hunch, but I’m thinking you are.

When it comes to desserts, I will gladly eat cakes. I’ll eat cookies. I’ll eat some pies. Ice cream. Cheesecakes.

But then there are brownies.

Brownies are on a level all their own. Brownies are my all time favorite dessert. Ever. In the history of desserts.

But no nuts. Absolutely never ever add nuts to one of my brownies.

You can, and should however, add chocolate chips. And especially, cherry filled chocolate chips.

I use the same cherry filled chocolate chips that I used for this Dark Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake that I made last December. They worked wonderfully in that cheesecake and are as equally as scrumptious in these decadent brownies.

In addition to adding the cherry chocolate chips to these brownies, I also tried something else different. Instead of using only granulated sugar, I used half granulated sugar and half dark brown sugar. I think that it helped make these brownies even more decadent and chewy and I’m pretty sure I’m going to add brown sugar to my brownies from now on.

I could tell you more how about delicious these are. How chewy. How fudgy, How unbelievably chocolaty they are. But instead I’m just going to go ahead and end this post now so you can get in the kitchen and make them yourself.

And since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and all, I recommend resisting the urge to eat the whole pan and save one for your sweetie…if you can.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

Makes approximately 16 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9 ounce) package Nestle Tollhouse Delightfulls Cherry Flavor Filled Morsels

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper (or butter and flour).

2

Melt butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in cocoa powder. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

3

Once cool whisk in granulated and brown sugar. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Whisk in vanilla.

4

In bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly whisk dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

5

Fold in cherry chocolate chips.

6

Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few crumbs. Remove from oven. Cool, slice and serve.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Miranda Payne Couse
    February 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Oh yum! These look so decadent and I LOVE the addition of the cherry filled chocolate chips. Heavenlyyyyy.

  • Reply
    Jennifer McHenry
    February 16, 2015 at 7:14 am

    My husband would adore these! I need to be on the lookout for those cherry morsels!

  • Reply
    Lynn @ theroadtohoney
    February 16, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Yummos! These looks so rich and chocolatey and those cherry filled chocolate chips. . .I bit that threw it over the edge of decadence.

  • Reply
    June Burns
    February 15, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Mmm those look amazing! Love chocolate + cherry, that’s a fabulous combination :)

  • Reply
    Cate @ Chez CateyLou
    February 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Oh I sure am ready for one of these brownies! These look so rich and chocolatey and amazing!!

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    Susan S. Bradley
    February 14, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Wow, these are so dark and fudgy! I’m intrigued that they are made with all cocoa powder. They’re going to be super chocolatety. Is that a word? :-) As for the cherry filled chips, I really must pay more attention in the grocery store. I’ve never heard of these.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      February 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      I use chocolatey all the time so I hope it’s a word! :)

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    Christie Campbell
    February 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my. These looks oh so amazing!! I’m a sucker for anything dark chocolate so these are right up my alley!! And I culd eat my weight in chocolate covered cherries. I’m definifely puting these #onthemenu

    • Reply
      Deseree
      February 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Hope you enjoy them!

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    Heather @FrenchPress
    February 13, 2015 at 8:12 am

    these look SO dark, and moist, and amazing! I don’t like chocolate, but brownies are a different story! love them

  • Reply
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
    February 13, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Love the cherry twist. Those morsels are so much fun!

  • Reply
    spabettie
    February 13, 2015 at 6:13 am

    brownies have to be my favorite thing – and with this sweet twist?? yes please!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    February 13, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Woah, these look decadent!

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    Kristen (amindfullmom)
    February 13, 2015 at 4:37 am

    I love chocolate and cherry combo. I have yet to try cherry chocolate chips–must do that soon!

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    Rachel Cooks
    February 13, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Whoa! Wish I was having these for breakfast!

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      Deseree
      February 24, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      They would be a great breakfast! ;-)

  • Reply
    Kate Veggie Desserts
    February 13, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Woah, cherry chocolate chips. I need to find some of those. These brownies sound goooooood!

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    Sarah
    February 13, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I don’t think those brownies would be safe in my house! The combination of chocolate and cherries is always amazing.