Chocolate Cherry Merlot Brownies

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 53mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Grease 9-inch-square baking pan.
  • Microwave dried cherries and merlot wine in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain cherries; discard wine.
  • Microwave chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR.
  • Sections may retain some of their original shape.
  • If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth; cool to room temperature.
  • Combine flour and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat sugar and butter in medium mixer bowl until well mixed.
  • Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in flour mixture until blended.
  • Stir in drained cherries.
  • Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 33 to 37 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Cut into bars.
  • NOTE: Sweetened dried cranberries can be substituted for the dried cherries.
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