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Fudgy Cherry Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

3 dozen

When I first saw this recipe in a local newspaper years ago, I couldn't wait to try it for our guests that very night. I knew it was a winner from the first bite. These rich fudgy brownies have been making friends merry ever since!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan or microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. In a bowl, combine biscuit mix, milk, egg and almond extract. Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well. Fold in cherries and remaining chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs and the edges pull away from the sides. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 131 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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