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Cherry Pecan Dark Chocolate Brownies

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 16 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients

A decadent twist on our Dark Chocolate Brownies....


  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened 100% cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, plus,
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup low-fat or whole plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour, plus,
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup dried cherries, soaked in hot water to plump, then drained (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
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Nutrition Facts


225 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

6 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


25 g


17 g


3 g


4 g


54 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Do this by cutting 2 equal size pieces and overlapping them, allowing some overhang. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and cocoa together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Add the eggs and the yolk one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. The batter should be thick and shiny. Stir in the yogurt, until well blended. Add the flour and mix well until completely absorbed. Stir in chocolate chips, soaked cherries, and pecans.
  3. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. The batter will be very thick. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few pieces of the batter on it, but not raw. Do not over cook, or your brownie will be dry. It should not cook longer than 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately use the overhang to lift the brownie out of the baking pan and onto a cutting board. Allow to cool and cut into 16 square pieces.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find dried cherries, use prunes instead. If they are large, chop them up after soaking.

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