Christmas Brownies


Our Christmas brownie recipe has a secret fruity ingredient -- candied cherries!

Christmas Brownies
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
48 bars


  • 8 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoon cherry brandy (optional)

  • 2 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 6 large eggs

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped candied cherries

  • 4 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped.


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; lightly grease. Set aside.

  2. In small saucepan stir semisweet chocolate and butter over low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in brandy and vanilla. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Add sugars and eggs; beat on medium until well-combined.

  3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add to chocolate-egg mixture. Beat on medium until well-combined. Stir in cherries and chopped chocolate. Spread batter in prepared pan.

  4. Bake 30 minutes. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely. Gently cut in bars or sticks using a sharp knife. Makes about 48 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 63mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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