Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Brownies


Brownies….chewy little decadent bites of heaven…and they are easier than you think to make. I made these Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Brownies for an early Valentine’s Day treat for Mike (and me). I never realized how easy brownies were to make from scratch until a few years ago and honestly I will never go back to boxed mix again.

Do you ever have a cute plan in your head for a decoration or your finished product but it turns out to be completely different? Well thats what happened here and that’s why I ended up with Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Brownies. I was planning on melting some Wilton pink candy melts but I am pretty sure they were old because they wouldn’t melt right ….kitchen fail. ANYWHO I searched in my baking cupboard to see what I had in instead and found a jar of cherries from a few years ago when I made a black forest cake. These turned out really cute and tasty because the juices from the cherries soak into the brownies for a little extra sweetness!

My brownie recipe is basically butter, flour, cocoa powder, and eggs. SO if you have those things you can whip up these bad boys in a pan on the stove and bake bout 25 minutes. No mixer needed..just melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients. 20190201_142232.jpg

After they cool a bit, I just used my thumb to make an indent and set the cherry on top!


Maraschino Cherry Chocolate Brownies

  • Difficulty: easy
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Author: Stefanie


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (6 oz) jar of Maraschino Cherries


  1. In pan over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Then beat in cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour into greased 9×13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 25 mins.
  6. Remove from oven ad let cool.
  7. Cut brownies to desired sizes.Using your thumb or small spoon, make an indent into each brownie and place on cherry in the middle.
  8. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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Enjoy! Be sure to let me know if you make these brownies! Happy Valentine’s Day❤

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