Yup, I'm going to be an aunt! My mom hosted a barbecue to celebrate, and we got a surprise during dessert! I will be welcoming a niece in September. The outdoor setting on an 80 degree afternoon in April was the perfect way to celebrate. My dad grilled up a heap of ribs and chicken, and we (of course) had
Dried cherries are one of my favorite snacks, so if I can tuck them into my favorite dessert (brownies) then it's a win-win, right? These brownies turned out amazing, and you can definitely taste the cherries in there. A little bit of almond extract and tart cherry juice boost the flavor of the dried cherries and keeps the brownies fudgy and moist.
Since I was making this recipe for a gender-reveal party, I soaked the tart dried cherries in cherry juice, but if you were feeling a little sinful, you spike it with a little kirsch or even brandy. Be sure to use a good quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor, and don't over-bake. As soon as a toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are done.
For the full recipe and baking directions, make sure to head over to Bowl Me Over.