Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

(From Family Circle Magazine)

  • 1 cup dried cherries (soaked in water for 15 minutes to plump, then drained)
  • 1/2 lb. unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bitter baking chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Combine butter and baking chocolate in a microwavable bowl and heat in microwave until melted. Whisk together until blended.

In a separate bowl place 2 cups sugar and whisk in the four eggs, one at a time. Blend in the flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Add the butter and chocolate mixture and the cherries and 3/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips.

Pour into a 10 x 15 inch jelly roll pan that has been lined with nonstick foil. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Cool on a rack in the pan, then lift out the brownies with the aluminum foil and place on a cutting board.

Cut into 24 brownies. (Rose uses a pizza cutter and a yardstick to get uniform squares.)