Valentine Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Cordial Brownies

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Brownies are one of my favorite treats but sometimes they are just to plain to serve for a special occasion.  I have the perfect solution for you. Try my foolproof layered brownies with cherry and chocolate.  It's elegant enough for a romantic evening, and versatile enough to spoil the kids with a grown-up dessert. Everyone will be impressed!

chocolate cherry cordial brownie

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Mix together and pour into a greased 9"x 13" baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

Layer One

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons *maraschino cherry juice and 5-6 cherries (add more or less depending on how many chunks you prefer)
  • Blend together until smooth, thick and creamy.  Spread onto cooled brownie layer. Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Substitute defrosted frozen dark cherries for a darker pink layer.

Layer Two

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Melt for 1 minute in microwave oven and stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • Spread chocolate layer over the frosting layer for a thin layer. Refrigerate until chilled. Cut off the brownie around the edges of the pan and slice into 1"x1/2" pieces. Makes 24 brownies

What is your favorite type of brownie?

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