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Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Updated On: Jul 02, 2024

These Chocolate Cherry Brownies are so incredibly delicious that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them this way before. Dried tart cherries are added to a rich brownie batter and make for the perfect sweet tart bite.

Chocolate Cherry Brownies | farmgirlgourmet.com

This delicious post is part of a blog tour for a new cookbook called The Flying Brownie by Shirley Fan .  This cookbook contains 100 recipes that are “shipment friendly” and is the only book devoted to recipes that are meant to be mailed. There are recipes of all shapes and sizes from Apricot-Almond Granola Bars to Butterscotch Blondies and everything in between.  

Nonetheless, all of the recipes looked amazing, but when I flipped to these Chocolate Cherry Brownies, I knew this was the recipe for me.  They are soft, chewy and a little crunchy on the edges.  If you ask me that’s the trifecta of brownie deliciousness.  The dried cherries add a welcome chewy surprise to the rich brownies as well.

From the book:

I love the flavors of chocolate and cherries, so I put them together in this rich and decadent brownie, which holds up very well for long and bumpy trips and will keep up to 2 weeks.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose
  • Dried tart cherries
chocolate cherry brownies recipe

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

A quick chocolate brownie recipe that's loaded with tart dried cherries and ships well. Easily converted to gluten-free.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine All Cuisines
Servings 16 Servings


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/4 sticks
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free all-purpose
  • ¾ cup dried tart cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving extra for overhang; set aside.
  • In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt. Whisk together until melted and combined; remove from the heat and set aside to begin cooling.
  • While the butter mixture is still a bit warm, add the eggs and vanilla. Stir together until the batter becomes thick and glossy. Mix in the flour and stir until combined. Fold in the cherries.
  • Spread the mixture in the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with small crumbs clinging to it, 33-35 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan on a rack. Remove the brownies from the pan by grasping the edges of the parchment paper, and cut into 16 squares. Wrap the bars individually with waxed or parchment paper or plastic wrap, seal with tape, and pack in a zipper-top plastic bag or other container. Alternatively, layer unwrapped bars in an airtight container, separating the layers with waxed or parchment paper.


Serving: 1gCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16g
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. Yaşamın Ta Kendisi says:

    good recipe!looks delicious:)

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  3. This looks like a delicious recipe! A note: recipes containing fruit and butter are not considered “desert safe” for sending in the summer in military care packages. ( No worries for shorter shipping times or cooler temperatures.) Vegetable shortening is the only fat recommended for summer military care packages because the others are more likely to go rancid in transit.

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love chocolate with cherries, these brownies look like chocolate heaven!

  5. Rustic Honey says:

    What a great idea this cookbook is! I would love to send my sister goodies more often! These brownies would be a perfect way to brighten someone’s day!

  6. Milisa (@missnthekitchen) says:

    I know I could eat this whole pan of brownies.

  7. Cookin Canuck says:

    I love the idea of this book! I never try to ship food because I’m always certain it will arrive in a pile of crumbs. And these brownies…cherry and chocolate is such a great combination.

  8. laurasmess says:

    Aw yum!! I’ve just bought my first bag of dried sour cherries and so far all I’ve done is eaten them on their own. Now they’re going to find a nice snuggly little chocolate home in these amazing looking brownies! Thanks Heather! Love your blog, this is my first visit!

  9. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love chocolate and cherries! Yummy-looking recipe, Heather! 🙂

  10. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    I absolutely adore the chocolate and cherry combo. (You should see how fast a bag of Harry and David’s chocolate covered cherries disappears around here!) These brownies sound fabulous!

  11. ashley - baker by nature says:

    I just bought a big bag of cherries today (BIG sale!). I know where some of them will be going. These look too dang goood!

  12. Bake Your Day says:

    These look truly amazing, Heather! I love a good gooey brownie. And the cherry with the chocolate reminds me of my grandma…she loved chocolate-covered cherries!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      That’s funny Cassie. My grandmother loves chocolate cherries too. I have never really enjoyed them much, but these brownies are another thing all together. So good!

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