Monday, January 30, 2012

be my valentine: cherry chocolate brownies three ways

 These super ooey-gooey brownies are loaded with sticky sweet. The surprise kick is a boost of cherry flavor that makes these so tasty!

*1 box brownie mix
*1 small box of cherry jello
*1 egg
**1/4 cup oil
*1/4 water
Dump your brownie mix into a happy bowl and add your jello powder. Give it a swirl with a mixing spoon to incorporate and add the remaining ingredients as stated on the box of mix.
The jello will turn your batter a lovely red velvet color. Pour into a prepared pan and bake according to package instructions.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. When cool, admire the lovely color and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out lovely brownie bits. My cookie cutter was medium small but that is definitely enough for a kiddo to enjoy. The jello also makes the finished brownie extra sticky. The flavor is very cherry filled and tangy, kinda like a tootsie roll. Black cherry jello may be less tart, I haven't tried it yet.
Whip up a bowl of lightly sweetened whipped cream with a touch of pink food color. It makes all the gooey so much better. To speed up the whipping, i usually place a bowl in the freezer once the brownies are removed from the oven. While the brownies cool, the bowl chills and the cream whips fast and furious!
You can also layer up two hearts with a dollop of pink whipped cream in between and a cherry on top.
 Or, you can use up the in between bits by chopping them into smaller pieces, adding to a small bowl and topping with that magical whipped cream. A smattering of heart shaped sprinkles helps as well.
I hope you enjoy this sticky sweet Valentine's Day dessert, if you pin this and please do, make sure to credit scrumdilly-do! Thank you!

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