Drunk Cherry Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Mike and I went out on a date last night to one of my favorite (newly open and newly discovered) places. We had this dessert - apple walnut bread pudding with salted caramel, TOPPED WITH CHEESE CURDS. Sounds weird, right? You guys, it totally worked, and I was as happy as a clam. Mike always tells me that he knows when I really love something I’m eating because I get quiet and I stop caring about politely leaving bites for the person I’m sharing the dish with. I also stop caring about getting food on my face, or getting my hands messy. That is how good the dish was.

It is also how good these brownies are. The idea came from a girlfriend who sent me a similar recipe, but instead of following it, I made my usual brownies and simply added the drunk cherries. Personally, I like to eat these hot and fresh from the oven. The cherries are still warm and bursting with the boozy wine flavor. The brownies are rich with chocolate, all I’m saying here is… just make them!

Drunk Cherry Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Yield: 16 small brownies

 

Ingredients:

3/4 of a bottle of red wine

2 cups of dark cherries, pitted and roughly chopped

1/2 cup of unsalted butter

8 ounces semi sweet chocolate, chopped

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

pinch of salt

1 cup of chocolate chunks

 

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Pour your cherries into a bowl, and pour the wine over them making sure they are fully submerged. Soak for at least 3 hours. If you want to be an over achiever, go ahead and soak them overnight.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add your sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt and cocoa powder. Stir together with a fork and set aside.

3. In a microwave, add your butter and chocolate, and melt on low heat for 20 seconds at a time until fully melted. Pour into your mixing bowl with ry ingredients. Add in your eggs, vanilla extract and mix until combine.

4. Drain your cherries and measure your chocolate chunks. Pour into the mixing bowl, ad stir to combine. Pour into a parchment paper lined 9×9 inch pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

 

      

One Response to “Drunk Cherry Chocolate Chunk Brownies”

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    Christina @ Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe — October 25, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    YUM girl! This looks so good!!!!

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