Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

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My husband and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. Valentine’s Day is always a fun holiday for us because it falls two weeks between both our wedding anniversary and my birthday. February truly is the month of love in our home. We have been inseparable since meeting on a blind date 15 years ago. He had just moved to Arizona and I was still in college when we both were annoyed at the idea of a blind date set up by mutual friends. We laugh now knowing we both only went because we were being nice to the friends that set us up. Fortunately it was opposite of all those awful blind date stories you hear about. 15 years later we are very happy with two beautiful healthy daughters and a perfect blind date story. This year to celebrate Valentine’s Day I’m sharing sweet treats and American Greetings cards. The Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies are easy to make and a great way to add some sugar to the special love celebration day. Our love story and the sweet brownies are a perfect gift “to the man who has my heart” and the American Greetings card couldn’t have said it better.

dark chocolate cherry brownies recipe

An adorable free American Greetings printable calendar reminded me we only have a couple of weeks left for Valentine’s Day shopping. I’ll be mailing cards to family too so that gives me less time to prepare packages before the holiday.

American Greetings printable calendar

The dark chocolate cherry brownies are great for gifting to friends and neighbors. A plate of these heart shaped brownies will also make an appearance at my home for Valentine’s Day to treat my husband. The easy recipe uses a brownie mix, premade frosting and cherry gelatin. It really can’t get any easier to whip up a sweet treat.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe


  • dark chocolate brownie mix
  • ingredients to prepare brownies from package (egg, water, oil)
  • white vanilla frosting
  • chocolate frosting
  • one small package cherry gelatin

dark chocolate cherry brownies ingredients

Prepare brownies according to package instructions and cool. Mix 1/4 C hot water with cherry gelatin until smooth. Fold cherry gelatin into vanilla frosting and stir until fully mixed making a pink cherry frosting.

dark chocolate cherry brownies frosting

Pour the pink cherry frosting on the prepared brownies.

dark chocolate cherry brownies frosting pour

Warm the chocolate frosting and pour on top of cherry frosting. Use the back of a spoon to swirl the two frostings to create a marble look. The frosting should be the same thickness as the brownies.

frosted dark chocolate cherry brownies

Refrigerate until firm then use a heart cookie cutter to shape the brownies.

heart dark chocolate cherry brownies

The layers of the dark chocolate cherry brownies make this a beautiful (and yummy!) sweet treat.

dark cherry chocolate brownie layers

American Greetings Mobile/desktop wallpaper is keeping Valentine’s Day on my mind. With just a week to get my packages complete to send to out of town relatives, I stopped by the store to pick up cards. 

American Greetings WallpaperFinding the perfect American Greetings card for my husband was easy and I found the most perfect hedgehog card for my mom! For the past three years my oldest daughter saved every dollar she received for gifts because she wanted to purchase a pet hedgehog. She saved almost $200 by the time the law changed and permitted hedgehogs in Arizona. In the meantime my mom was visiting my brother out of state and met the owner of a hedgehog farm. My mom purchased a baby hedgehog and brought it home for my daughter. She was ecstatic when my mom gifted her the new pet.

Valentine's Day Hedgehog card

Our hedgehog, named Skittles because she has a very colorful personality, also loved the Valentine’s Day card we are sending my mom!

Hedgehog love

Hedgehog American Greetings

A heart filled American Greetings gift bag and tissue paper are the perfect way to gift something special for my husband. The dark chocolate cherry brownies will be a sweet treat to add to our love day celebration!

husband valentine's day gift

Who are you making dark chocolate cherry brownies for this Valentine’s Day? Find an American Greetings retailer near you and make your shopping list with a printable shopping list so you’ll have everything you need for to share love with friends and family! 

American Greetings Printable Shopping List

Find more American Greetings Valentine’s Day printables like calendars, quotes and wallpapers. Learn more about American Greetings by connecting with them on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter. Looking for help writing in your Valentine’s Day cards? Check out the American Greetings blog and what to write in a Valentine’s Day card.

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1 thought on “Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe”

  1. First off, your daughter’s hedgehog is ADORABLE! On to the recipe… I never heard of mixing gelatin with frosting, but that’s an awesome idea! Paired with an American Greetings card, it makes a great gift for loved ones for Valentine’s Day. #client


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