Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

Recipe by breezermom
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut 12 cherries in half, and set aside. Chop the remaining cherries, and set aside.
  • Combine butter and 1/2 cup chocolate morsels in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until the butter and chocolate melt, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
  • Combine the flour and next 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well and set aside.
  • Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla to reserved chocolate mixture, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Add to the reserved flour mixture, beating at low speed of an electric mixer until blended. Stir in reserved chopped cherries and pecans (pecans are optional).
  • Spread mixture in a greased 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 28 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares, and top each square with a reserved cherry half.
  • Combine 1/2 cup chocolate morsels and shortening in the top of a double boiler; bring water to a boiil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolate and shortening melt, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the brownies.
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