Black Forrest Brownies with Toasted Almonds
Black Forest Brownies with rich flavors of chocolate and cherry. Sliced almonds give an exquisite roasted nuttiness and adds a slight crunch.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
- 3 cups maraschino cherries no stems (about 24-ounce jar)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 ounces
- 1/3 cup butter
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup white chocolate chips 6 ounces
- 2/3 cups slivered almonds toasted
- 4 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350º.
Coarsely chop 2 cups of cherries and place on paper towels to drain excess liquid (save the remaining whole cherries as garnish).
Slowly melt chocolate and butter in double boiler. Take off of heat.
Stir in eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt, flour and baking soda. Fold in chopped cherries, white chocolate chips and almonds.
Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick placed in brownie comes out clean. Allow to cool and cut into bars.
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
Pipe mixture in a circular swirl on top of each brownie.
Then place 1 drained cherry on top of each brownie
Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.4mg