If you love chocolate and cherry together, this is the ultimate brownie for you! The brownie bottom is so easy to make. Then top it with the ultimate cherry goodness, then another layer of chocolate. After one bite you’ll be ready to polish off the whole pan.
Every Christmas season we would always have chocolate covered cherries. Our grandpa Tom was the biggest chocolate cherry lover. We would give them to him every year for Christmas.
We share his love for the flavors of chocolate and cherry combined. These brownies are the bomb! They are so easy to make and look like you spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
The cherry layer is as easy as mixing some amazing ingredients together. And then the chocolate layer on top is done in the microwave. So easy and it just keeps getting better.
The cherry filling in the middle layer has mini chocolate chips and tastes like Ben and Jerry’s Garcia ice cream. That is one of our personal favorite ice cream flavors.
We used a store bought brownie mix for these Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies. It is easy and convenient. There are so many flavors available at the store with extra chocolate chunks and mix ins added. Any brand works great.
These brownies also work great with your own homemade brownie recipe for a 9 x 13 inch pan. Just make them in the pan and let them cool completely. We love using our Fudgy Brownies recipe in place of a store bought mix when we don’t have one on hand.
Whether you use a store bought mix, or make your own brownies, these taste amazing. We love a good brownie and these Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies won’t disappoint.
These Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brownies are specifically for a 9 x 13 inch pan. If you were to use a half sheet baking pan, they would be too thin and the cherry layer would not spread over the entire pan of brownies.
Chocolate Cherry Chunk Brоwnіеѕ
2 hr, 15 Prep Time
25 mіn Cооk Tіmе
2 hr, 40 Tоtаl Tіmе
- 1 (21 оunсе) расkаgе Bеttу Crосkеr Suрrеmе brоwnіе mіx
- 3 Tаblеѕрооnѕ wаtеr
- 1/2 сuр vеgеtаblе оіl
- 2 еggѕ
Chеrrу Lауеr :
- 3/4 сuр buttеr (ѕоftеnеd)
- 3 1/2 сuрѕ powdered ѕugаr
- 1/2 сuр mіnі ѕеmі-ѕwееt chocolate сhірѕ
- 1 (10 оunсе) jаr mаrаѕсhіnо сhеrrіеѕ (rеѕеrvе juісе)
Chосоlаtе Lауеr :
- 2 1/4 сuр mіlk сhосоlаtе сhірѕ (оr ѕеmі-ѕwееt)
- 3/4 сuр buttеr
Prepare brownies mix with the water, vegetable oil and eggs that it calls for on the box. (Every box can vary slightly) Bake as directed on the box. Let cool completely.
In a medium sized mixing bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, and 3 Tablespoons of juice from the maraschino cherries.
Beat until smooth and creamy.
Remove all of the cherries from the jar and chop.
Fold in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips into the batter.
Spread over the top of cooled brownies.
Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to let the cherry layer set up well.
Melt chocolate chips and butter together in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir, and repeat for 30 more seconds. Continue to do this until chocolate is smooth and melted.
Spread over cherry-chocolate layer. Spread quickly because it will tend to set up when it hits the cold cherry layer.
Let set up until hardened (stick in the fridge if you need them set up faster) and then cut and serve.