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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

                             The brownie looks almost black because of all the dark chocolate- yum!

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts, but somehow I always end up messing them up- they're too hard, too soft, have a mysterious oily layer on top (yeah, I don't know either.  That recipe definitely got trashed), but these brownies are the richest, most delicious ones I've ever had.

Usually when I make brownies, I make a very, very low fat version sprinkled with a tiny bit of powdered sugar- under 100 calories a piece and amazing.  Sometimes, however, you want all the richness associated with a three egg and multiple chocolate brownie.

This one is it:)

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
3 eggs
3/4 cup peanut or canola oil
3/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup halved maraschino cherries


Mix everything but the chips and cherries in a bowl by hand (don't overmix!).  When it's combined, but just barely, add the chips and the cherries.  Gently mix in.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Spray a baking pan with canola oil or line with parchment paper.  Pour in the brownies and bake for 30-35 minutes.

You can either...

-wait until they cool, cut them into tidy little squares and serve them to your friends and family like the lady/gentleman you are.


(and this is my favorite method)

-Slice them up scalding hot and eat with a glass of icy cold chocolate soymilk.  Offer to share if you feel like it.

                         You can't see any cherries, but the chocolate looks sooo delicious and melty!

Seriously, how easy was that?  Original, untampered recipe from this website.  


  1. DARK chocolate brownies?!....genius!

  2. I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate, but it certainly looks delicious!

  3. I'm not huge into dark chocolate either, but it just has the effect of making it richer somehow. It can also be made with regular cocoa:)

  4. This looks really yummy!

  5. that looks so delicious! I love cherries and chocolate together.

  6. Cherries and chocolate? Yes, please! I'm definitely making these brownies this week. Yum!

  7. these look so delicious! I love brownies xx

  8. looks amazing, and i love all the recipes! i'm a suck-y cook, so it's nice to get inspirations from other bloggers. you have a new follower, and hoping to stay connected and inspire each other. :) wishing you all the best on your blog, and have a great wknd!

    1. Thank you! The Brownies are about as easy as it comes in the baking world, so I hope you'll give them a try:)


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