You’ve got to try these 3 ingredient cherry brownies! So easy to make these mini cherry filled brownie muffins for dessert and I guarantee your kids will love them. The perfect little bite sized chocolate treat that is cute served at a party too.
We weren’t sure how this quick dessert would turn out but these cherry brownies were a real hit! Using just 3 ingredients, we threw them together and baked for just 15 minutes in a mini muffin pan. Topped them with a dollop of vanilla frosting and voila, the most amazing cherry filled brownie bites!! (affiliate links present)
3 Ingredient Cherry Brownies
The other day my girls and I thought that adding some pie filling might work well to fill our chocolatey brownies with some cherries which we love!
All of that is done for you in the convenient can of pie filling. Yep, my style.
- 1 box chocolate brownie mix – I’ve made them several times and this box is the absolute best
- 1 can of cherry pie filling – I buy what is on sale, this one works well
- 2 eggs
- mini muffin tin – we have made them in regular muffin tins too but mini turns out best
If you bake with your kids this is a really fun dessert to make. It is easy to throw together and for them to really make the whole thing and entice them to cook with you more often.
This is what they look like when you bite into them. They are filled with cherry flavor and juicy whole cherries too.
It is something my girls and I enjoy doing together and now my youngest (well she’s 9, not a baby anymore) makes my recipe for 6 cupcakes all by herself all the time.
Makes her feel independent and is a way she can make a treat for all of us.
They are rich so making them bite sized is perfect because 2 is about the perfect serving size. With a dollop of frosting on top and a slice or whole cherry is fun to do if making them for a party too.
Our blueberry pie filling dump cake cupcakes are just as easy as this recipe too!
Here are a few questions you might have in mind before you get started on these:
I enjoy one that says dark chocolate flavor or black forest. Pillsbury classic box is said to be the most popular though we prefer Ghirardelli ourselves.
Fudgy and flourless cake like is hands down the best. To make fluffier and not as dense you’ll want to add more egg.
I have never done this and don’t think it is necessary, no. I would say that room temperature eggs is better than very cold but I don’t always have time to wait and do that too.
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Here’s what you do to make cherry brownies. Like I said we like using a mini muffin tin so timing is listed for that.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
Fold together brownie mix, eggs, and entire can of pie filling so no powder is left. Be careful to not mix harshly and smash all cherries.
Spray mini muffin tin with non stick cooking spray and add chocolate cherry brownie mix to prepared pan, about 3/4 way full. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Now bake brownie batter for 15 minutes, regular size muffin tin brownies take closer to 20 minutes or until top is somewhat firm to the touch.
Toothpick inserted will come out mostly clean with some moist crumbs attached.
Cool or eat warm topped with whipped cream or ice cream! You can top those with a maraschino cherry too for fun.
Cherry Pie Filling Brownies
- Fold together brownie mix, eggs, and entire can of pie filling so no powder is left, be careful to not mix harshly and smash all cherries.
- Spray mini muffin tin with non stick spray and add brownie mix to holes, about 3/4 way full.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes, regular size muffin tin brownies take closer to 20 minutes or until top is firm to touch.
- Cool or eat warm!