Chocolate Cherry Brownies
 
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Thick, chewy chocolate brownies flaunt a delicious cherry flavor and marshmallow cherry cream center.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: 15
Ingredients
Brownies
  • 8 oz Dark Chocolate, preferably Ghirardelli or better.
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1¼ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ tsp Pure vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • 1½ cup Marshmallow cream (fluff)
  • ¾ cup Maraschino cherries, chopped - juice reserved
Chocolate Cherry Topping
  • 1½ cups Baking chocolate or chips, semisweet or dark
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 cup Almonds, chopped (optional)
Instructions
Brownies
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler or in a sauce pan on low heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add white and brown sugar and whisk until combined. Allow to cool until warm about 20 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and gently combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Add flour and salt and mix until smooth.
  6. Pour mixture into a buttered 13 x 9 or 9 x 9 (for thicker brownies) baking pan. Set aside
  7. In a separate bowl, mix the marshmallow cream and cherries.
  8. Drop marshmallow mixture over brownies batter by spoons fulls and swirl with a rubber spatula or knife just over the top.
  9. Bake on middle over rack for 30-40 minutes.
  10. Cool completely and remove from pan, careful not to break them.
Chocolate Cherry Topping
  1. In a small sauce pan, heat chocolate, butter and corn syrup over low heat, stirring constantly until completely melted.
  2. Stir in cherry juice and spread over the top of the brownies.
  3. Spread chopped almonds over top (if using) and refrigerate until set.
Recipe by The Butter Dish at http://www.thebutterdish.net/2011/12/chocolate-cherry-brownies/