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Cherry Bomb Brownies

Cherry Bomb Brownies for Valentines Day


Valentine’s Day is coming up and I seem to get into the mood for red hearts, flowers, sweet desserts and glittery things. Having little ones at home usually doesn’t allow for much romantic time alone but I really don’t mind. I find it fun to share the love inspired festive baking, crafts and romantic dinners with the kids too.


Hearts are my favourite shape; ever since I can remember I have loved them which makes Valentine’s Day even more loveable to me. I remember back to grade 4 when my best friend bought me a glittery red heart key-chain; to this day just the thought of it makes me smile.




Naturally when I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of chocolate and the colour red. This year I’m sharing my chewy Cherry Bomb Brownies because, well, the name says it all. Enjoy!




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Cherry Bomb Brownies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1½ cup maraschino cherries, drained (about 1 jar)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Mix sugar, butter and water in a large bowl.
  2. Add in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder in a medium bowl and stir into butter mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Spread into a greased 9X13 square pan.
  6. Pour cherries over the top and press into chocolate brownie mix until chocolate almost covers the cherries.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 F. oven for 30 minutes or until wood toothpick inserted into the centre comes out slightly sticky.
  8. Cool completely, dust with powdered sugar and cut into small squares.


For more Valentine’s Day themed recipes, check out these Valentine’s Day Cupcakes2 Ingredient Valentine BitesRed Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, Valentine Cupcake Candy Cups and Skinny Raspberry Milkshake.


5 comments on “Cherry Bomb Brownies”

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  4. Recipes look delicious

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