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[The Cookie Elf] Chocolate Cherry Brownies: The Mix Makes It Easy to Bake for Your Valentine
February 02, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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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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Our friends at Prepared Pantry have some easy step by step directions for making brownie pops. It's a perfect winter day indoor activity!

Check out the instructions here.

You can make brownie pops in as little as 15 minutes. Simply roll the brownies into a ball, insert sticks, and dip them in chocolate.

Or make square brownies on a stick. Bake the brownies, cut them, insert the sticks and then freeze. Afterwards, dip the brownies in melted chocolate or frosting. (Freezing makes them hold together while dipping.) Then thaw to serve.

It’s a fun activity to do with the kids.

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See more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

Fun Ways to Bake with Love

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

More Easy Cake Mix Cookie Recipes to Make for Your Valentine

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars (7 ingredients)Lemon Cake Mix 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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