Recipes and Cooking Christmas Brownies 3.8 (9) Our Christmas brownie recipe has a secret fruity ingredient -- candied cherries! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Cool Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 3 hrs Yield: 48 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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. Directions Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; lightly grease. Set aside. 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. 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. Bake 30 minutes. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely. Gently cut in bars or sticks using a sharp knife. Makes about 48 bars. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 146 Calories 7g Fat 21g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.