Chocolate Brownies with Marinated Cherries

A rich earthy indulgence

2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar

15-20 dried cherries –chopped in half

Soak cherries in Balsamic overnight

9×9” pan-greased                                                                                                  Preheat oven 350*

4 oz chocolate-unsweetened-melted and cooled

½  cup cocoa powder

¾  cup flour

½ rounded teaspoon sea salt

¾ cup Butter- room temp

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips-semisweet

1 cup whole walnuts

Melt 4 oz of chocolate over double boiler and set aside to cool.

Measure out cocoa powder, flour, and salt.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl with an electric mixer, or your kitchen aid with beater attachment , Cream  together:

Butter and Sugar. Beat for 2 minutes on med.

Add Eggs and beat for 2 more minutes.

Add Vanilla and Melted Chocolate.

Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not over mix at this point.

With a rubber spatula, Scrape down bowl making sure all is combined.

Fold in Chocolate Chips and Walnuts and balsamic cherries.

Pour into pan.

Bake for 40 minutes. Check brownies for doneness by inserting a wooden skewer. When skewer comes out clean, brownies are done..

Cool completely before cutting, if you have the patience.

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