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Three chocolate cherry brownies on a plate next to a pan of brownies and some scattered fresh cherries.

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

These chocolate cherry brownies are a delicious treat that's perfect to make when you have fresh cherries on hand!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry brownies, chocolate cherry brownies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 16 small brownies
Calories 173kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers



  • cup the liquid from the can of black beans (aquafaba)
  • ½ cup canned black beans
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • cup avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup chopped pitted cherries


  • 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.


  • Because there are beans and cherries in this recipe, I recommend storing in an airtight container in the fridge. When you’re ready to have another, pop one out and reheat in the microwave for a warm treat.
  • An 8x8 pan of brownies will make 9 large brownies (cut 3x3) or 16 small brownies (cut 4x4). The nutrition analysis below assumes 16 small brownies.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per small brownie): 173 calories, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 130 mg sodium, 21.5 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 2 g protein, Vitamin D: 0%, Calcium: 2%, Iron: 6%, Potassium: 2%


Calories: 173kcal