Red Wine Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 9 large squares
Get ready for the best brownies you've ever tasted - that's a promise!
  • 1½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup red wine, preferably Merlot
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8 by 8 inch square pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter with chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and salt over medium heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. Remove melted chocolate/butter mixture from pan and let cool for five minutes. After five minutes, whisk into the sugar and eggs.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, and cranberries until well mixed. Drizzle in the red wine last and just fold in.
  5. Scrap batter into pan and bake 35-45 minutes until top is set but middle is still a bit soft.
  6. You can scoop and serve immediately but it will be very fudgy. Instead, let sit overnight in the refrigerator and cut into squares to be enjoyed.
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