Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

I found this recipe in a recent Everyday Food that looked perfect for my kids.  I adapted it a bit by halving the recipe, using some whole wheat flour, and mini chocolate chips because that is what I had on hand.  My family likes then under cooked a bit so they are gooey.  If your prefer them fully cooked then add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.  They turned out to be a huge hit for their after school snack and both kids gobbled their blondie up in seconds.  They said they really loved the tart cherries with the rich chocolate… I have a feeling my husband is really going to love them too.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Coat an 8×8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the flour with the baking soda and salt then mix well.

Using a mixer, beat the sugars together with the butter until creamy and smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla then beat until mixed thoroughly.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.  Add the cherries and chocolate chips and mix.  Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 28 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan before slicing and serving.  Enjoy.

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Chocolate-Cherry Blondies

Yield: 9

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 28-30 min.

Total Time: 38-40 min.

Ingredients:

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of dried cherries
1/2 cup of mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the flour with the baking soda and salt then mix well.

Using a mixer, beat the butter together with the sugars until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla then beat until mixed thoroughly. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined. Add the cherries and chocolate chips then mix. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 28 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan before slicing and serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Everyday Food

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18 Responses to “Chocolate-Cherry Blondies”

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    Jenn's Food Journey — October 1, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Gooey or cooked minutes longer.. I don’t care, just please serve one of these delicious gems to me!! :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 1, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    I’m all for ooey gooey blondies!

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    Nisa Homey — October 1, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    hmmm I would vote for ooey goeey…

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    Diane — October 1, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    I will try this with my frozen cherries, sure that will also make it more gooey :-)
    Have a good week. Diane

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    Carmen Rosa — October 2, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    Woow, looks so good !!! cherries and chocolate , I love it !!

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    debbie — October 2, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    What a perfect snack. They look delicious!!!

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    Kim in MD — October 2, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    Count me in for gooey brownies and blondies! These look yummy, and I love the changes you made to the original recipe. Baking with whole wheat flour somehow makes things feel like they are healthier! ;-)

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    Sues — October 2, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I love the chocolate cherry combination…. And am in love with blondies. So, yeah; I like these a lot!

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    Joanne — October 2, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Those do look like rich and gooey perfection! I love that the dried cherries are mixed in.

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    grace — October 2, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    the goo in these is so obvious, and that’s the mark of a good blondie! :)

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    jennifurla — October 2, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    oh yum, just ate my lunch but would gladly still eat one of these.

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    Marjie — October 2, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    I’ve never tried to make a recipe smaller; I just can’t imagine it. These blondies look splendid!

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    gloria — October 2, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    look and sounds really delicious!

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    Blond Duck — October 2, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    I’m serious. I’d be happy to come live with you and be a taste tester.

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    Words Of Deliciousness — October 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

    I love the chocolate and cherry combination, these two go so well together. I know that I would love these for a treat too.

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — October 3, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    They look so good. Really delicious treat!

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    Chris — October 3, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    I like cherries in almost anything, so I’d eat these. On a rare day when I eat sweets, but I’d definitely eat these.

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    Christian Rene Friborg — November 15, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    I can already taste the cherry and chocolate combination, but I’d leave out the raisins. Not a fan.

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