Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Puree black beans and aquafaba in a food processor or blender. Add to bowl.
Add sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla to bowl and whisk with black bean mixture.
Melt the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave (it should only take about 30-60 seconds - do this in 20 second increments and do not overheat). Add to the bowl with previous ingredients. Whisk mixture.
Add flour, salt, and baking powder to bowl and stir to combine. Fold in chopped cherries and remaining unmelted chocolate chips.
Pour into a brownie pan or a pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top looks dry and a knife pulls out clean. (If you want it a little fudgier, you could try baking a smidge less – I haven't tried it but there's no need to worry about food poisoning from undercooked items since there are no eggs in it). Let cool and slice into squares. Enjoy!