Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 dish and set aside.
Add the liquid from the can of beans along with the beans to a small food processor. Puree until smooth. Pour in a mixing bowl.
To the same mixing bowl, add the sugar, applesauce, oil, and vanilla. Stir together until well combined.
Take ⅔ cup of the dark chocolate chips and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is fully melted. Stir this into the mixing bowl.
Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Fold in chopped cherries and remaining ⅓ cup of dark chocolate chips.
Pour into the 8x8 dish and bake at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top looks dry and a toothpick pulls out clean. Let cool and slice into squares.