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[Cookie Elf File] Chocolate Cherry Brownies: The Mix Makes It Easy to Bake for Your Valentine
January 31, 2017
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February is the month of love and National Cherry Month. Check out today’s feature recipe – an easy way to bake for Valentine’s Day!

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Feature: Chocolate Cherry Brownies : The Mix Makes It Easy to Bake for Your Valentine

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“They’re such a surprise,” said a friend when she tasted Chocolate Cherry Brownies . What looks like a frosted brownie explodes with flavor from the marriage of chocolate with cherry.

And like a brownie, the bars are a cross between a slice of cake and a cookie.

It’s the cake mix base that makes putting together the recipe easy, saving you steps. Plus, you can mix the frosting in just a few minutes while the bars are baking and spread it on the bars as soon as they come out of the oven, further streamlining the recipe.

It’s easy to see why these bars were a favorite recipe from the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest #25 in 1974.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Bake time: 20-30 minutes
Cooling time: 90 minutes-2 hours
Makes 48 bars

Get the full recipe for Chocolate Cherry Brownies – and be sure to check out other Brownie Recipes on The Elf’s Pinterest board.

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Valentine cookie cutters! From R & M and others Valentine cookie stamps, cookie press disks, cookie making sets from Wilton and others. Love! Valentine sprinkles, nonpareils, and decos, oh my!

More Easy Cookies from a Mix for Your Valentine

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars (7 ingredients) Lemon Cookies (4 ingredients) Fran’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies (5 ingredients) Red Velvet Chip Cookies (5 ingredients)

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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