Cherry Almond Blonde Brownies
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Cherry Almond Blonde Brownies

These cherry almond blonde brownies use dried cherries and chopped almonds to add updated flavors to traditional blonde brownies.

20 min
1 hr 20 min



2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup chopped almonds

1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped


2 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet baking chocolate

1 teaspoon shortening

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine brown sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in almonds and cherries.

  3. STEP 3

    Press or spread mixture into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 28-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine chocolate and shortening in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Drizzle over brownies. Cut into bars.

Tip #1

Use melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips for a less intense chocolate flavor.


7Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
70Sodium (mg)
24Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  November 12, 2015

Simple and easy to bake. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to try this out for this weekend.

— says Floyd
  February 09, 2014

I made a half recipe, using black walnuts since I had about 5# to use up. Added vanilla and cherry extract, too. I forgot the baking powder!!! But based on the texture of the dough, I'm guessing it's going to be somewhat like shortbread. I'll follow up with a comment when they're baked and cooled.

— says Sarah D.
  April 15, 2011

Delicious brownies! I didn't change a thing in the recipe and it turned out great.

— says Jack G.
  April 20, 2010

Batter is VERY thick, but turns out great. Didn't drizzle on the topping. Brownies are great warm but even better the next day!

— says Karen
  February 26, 2010

Not as moist as traditional chocolate brownies but nice and chewy.

— says Marlys
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