Ever since I was little, I have loved chocolate-covered cherries. My husband, on the other hand, hates them. So when I whipped up these brownies a week ago, I had to eat the whole pan by myself.
It was a hard job, but someone had to do it!
If you love chocolates and cherries together, this is the brownie for you.
The cherry-chocolate filling tastes just like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream (which is a personal fave of mine!) . . . I am pretty sure I could have just eaten the filling straight out of the bowl with a big spoon. It was so yummy.
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies
1 brownie mix (the 9x13 size)
Eggs, oil, and water called for on the back of the box
Prepare brownies and bake as directed on the box. Let cool.
Source: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
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2 sticks butter (1 cup), slightly softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks, chopped into small pieces (chips would work too)
1 (6 oz) jar of maraschino cherries
In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter and 4-5 Tablespoons juice from the maraschino cherries. Beat until the butter is smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until combined. Increase mixer speed to medium high and beat for about a minute and a half. Remove cherries from the jar and give them a rough chop (you can use as many as you liked- I used about 1/2 cup of chopped cherries, which was the whole jar). Roughly chop your chocolate chunks and fold it into the filling with the cherries.
Spread over the top of cooled brownies.
2 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. butter