Cherry Brownie Bars

Cherry Brownie Bars

Cherry Brownie Bars |  These wonderfully dense chocolate brownies pack a cherry punch!  Nothing compares to a homemade brownie and these certainly deliver.  Not only do they have a decadent chocolate flavor (read below for my secret ingredient) and tons of cherries, these magnificent treats are also topped with a creamy butter frosting that is full of cherries.  So next time you are in need of a chocolate fix or you want to take the best chocolate dessert to a potluck.  These brownies are the ticket to success!

Ingredients

  • 12 maraschino cherries with stems
  • ½ cup dark or milk chocolate candy melts
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, without stems,drained, dried and chopped
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries drained, dried and chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
Read the whole recipe on Lady Behind the Curtain