Tis the weekend of sweets and candy! Our chocolate bucket is already filled with milky, gooey wrappers – and the twins still have school parties, a house party, and trick-or-treating to go. We will be stocked up, but I’m trying to not dig into their stash too much this year. I always end up disappointed when devouring a miniature candy bar.
Instead, I thought it would be fun to treat the grown-ups to a sweet that will be totally worth the calories consumed. A chocolate chocolate-chip cherry brownie will do the trick – don’t you think? I’ve never tasted a sweet treat that I loved more!
Make this amazing treat for the weekend, and let me encourage you to happily leave the mini Kit-Kats alone.
Start with your favorite chocolate brownie recipe. One thing I love about these brownies is that you can add the extra sweetness to any recipe you love. Try them gluten-free, original, from a box, or even make them out of beans (although, beans do not ever truly taste like chocolate).
Make the brownies with; 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter softened, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarsely, 1 1/4 cups sugar, and 3 large eggs.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating combine all above ingredients and mix until well combined. Melt the chocolate pieces in the microwave before combining.
Pour into pan and bake for 50 minutes.
To add the extra sweetness; pit 1 cup of cherries and cut into halves. Once the brownie mixture has been poured into the pan, smooth out the top with a knife. Gently drop in the cherries and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Dropping them in right at the end like this gives the brownies a gorgeous look and makes for a taste that cannot be beat!
Treat yourself this weekend… to a sweet that will not disappoint!
(Photography by Pavel Gramatikov for A Subtle Revelry)