Boreal Forest Cranberry Brownies

"This recipe is from a cookbooklet I bought on the Washington coast, "CRANBERRY HARVEST FESTIVAL 2002 COOKBOOK", put out by the Cranberry Coast Chamber of Commerce to raise money to stage the annual festival."
 
Boreal Forest Cranberry Brownies created by Jostlori
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  • NOTE: to make cranberry juice for icing (if you don't have bottle juice on hand) simmer cranberries for brownies a few minutes in 1/8 cup water. Drain and reserve liquid and use berries in brownies.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Melt 1 cup butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cocoa powder. Add 2 cups sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoons almond extract; stir until well blended.
  • Stir chocolate mixture into flour mixture. Add cranberries and nuts and mix just until blended.
  • Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool completely and frost.
  • FROSTING: Melt 3 tbls. butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoons almond extract, cranberry sauce and juice; stir well.
  • Add confectioners' sugar; mix until well blended.
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  1. Jostlori
    Wow, Mike - these are amazing! I already reviewed your recipe on "the other site", but had to add it to this one too! The frosting is killer... it tastes like black forest cake, except there are no cherries in it! I ate all the leftovers with a spoon! LOL... Because we can't find fresh or frozen cranberries here in Costa Rica, I used dried ones (Oceanspray Craisins). Delish!
     
  2. Jostlori
    Boreal Forest Cranberry Brownies Created by Jostlori
  3. LonghornMama
    Delicious and a little different. Folowed the recipe exactly, except used Pom juice in the frosting instead of cranberry since that's what was in the fridge. Everyone loved them, and the burst of tart cranberry paired nicely with the chocolate. Wouldn't chage a thing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
     
  4. LonghornMama
    Delicious and a little different. Folowed the recipe exactly, except used Pom juice in the frosting instead of cranberry since that's what was in the fridge. Everyone loved them, and the burst of tart cranberry paired nicely with the chocolate. Wouldn't chage a thing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
     
  5. Classy Canuck
    These were fabulous. So moist. I dislike dry brownies, and these were perfect. I did not have any cranberry sauce, so my only change was to substitute more cranberry juice for the sauce.
     
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