If you like chocolate covered cherries, you are going to love these bars! They start with a layer of homemade brownies, topped with a maraschino cherry butter cream frosting, and that is covered with a rich chocolate.
This dessert was for an installment of our son’s Christmas present (a dessert every month delivered to his door). If you would like to know the reason why I chose this as his Christmas present this year, read (here). I always put chocolate covered cherries in his stocking at Christmas as I know how much he likes them. So when I saw this recipe, I knew that would be the next one I wanted to make. It was very nice of him to move back to town so that I don’t have to mail his desserts anymore. I’m sure that is why he moved back. Or maybe it was to be closer to his mother. Yes, that seems reasonable to me. Well, whatever his reason, I am very happy he is living closer now, and we get to see him more often instead of just at holidays.
These brownies are very easy to make. With each layer, basically you are just throwing everything into a bowl and mixing the ingredients together. The most time-consuming part is waiting for everything to cool so you can add the next layer. With the addition of the cherries and the red juice in the frosting layer, these brownies would be perfect for Memorial Day coming up or any kind of patriotic holiday. Actually they would be good for Valentine’s Day or a Christmas party for that matter.
These are just good brownies for holidays or parties in general. In fact, I made a double batch, and am going to take these to Fiesta Friday over at Angie’s (The Novice Gardener Blog). I always love taking dessert to a get together, and I think these will be perfect. Make them soon and take them to a party or to someone you love. They are pretty much guaranteed to make them love you back. Another reason I like to bake for my son!:)
For the Brownie Base: For the Cherry Buttercream: For the Chocolate Glaze: Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, original recipe found on A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Chocolate Covered Cherry Brownies
For the Brownie Base:
For the Cherry Buttercream:
For the Chocolate Glaze:
Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, original recipe found on A Farmgirl’s Dabbles