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Maraschino Cherry Brownies

Sweet and gooey, that’s the way we love our brownies. Maraschino cherries add the most wonderful flavor to this recipe. Bake a batch and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Enjoy!

My son Josh likes two maraschino cherries in a glass of seltzer when out for dinner. So, when thinking of a new brownie recipe, those little cherries came to mind. I surprised my son with them the other day. When he took a bite, he tasted that familiar flavor and absolutely loved them. The next day he grabbed one and packed it into his lunch bag. They are sweet and gooey. Just the way a brownie should be.

Maraschino Cherry Brownies

Yields: 16 brownies

Nutrition: calories 126, fat 4.8 g


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar plus 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large or extra large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 10 -15 Maraschino cherries, chopped into little pieces
  • 1 tbsp Maraschino liquid
  • 1 Tbsp milk or water
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray an 8 inch non-stick square pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and  cocoa and mix well with a wire whisk to break up any clumps.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and mix well until all is combined and with a rubber spatula, dig deep to the bottom of the bowl to make sure all the dry ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 22-28 minutes. Try not to over bake. Test with a wooden skewer or toothpick. Should come out with moist crumbs.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack and then cut when cooled but still a little warm and enjoy!



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