Fudge Caramel Brownies with Maraschino Cherries

June 19, 2014 (Last Updated: May 21, 2018)

Fudge and Caramel Brownies with ChocolateFudge and Caramel Brownies with Cherries & Cashews are going to seriously appeal to your Sweet Tooth. They combine a Fudge, Rich Flavor with the decadence of Maraschino Cherries and Cashew Nuts!

When my 24-year-old son was small I used to make these for him and his friends. They absolutely flew off the table in a matter of seconds- Needless to say, I was a hit with his friends. These days I don’t make them as often. Usually for Special Occasions such as the Holidays or when I am missing my Favorite Child in the world.

Today. I was missing Kory very much. My son is my mini-me. Another wonderful Marine who is deployed out in the Ocean until September. So with a few teary eyes, I decided to make something I knew he would enjoy… Fudge and Caramel Brownies with Cherries & Cashews. They say Chocolate cures the Blues. So let’s find out.

Fudge Caramel Brownies with Maraschino Cherries
  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted Cashew nuts (divided by 2)
  • 1/2 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 6 whole Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 16 original size Rolo Candies
  • 16 perfect maraschino cherries with stems
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Whisk to combine ingredients- Add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, All- Purpose flour and Self Rising flour. Once you are done incorporating the ingredients stir in 1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts.
  3. Prepare a 9 x 11 glass baking dish or metal baking pan by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. You will need to eye your measurements or use a ruler without touching batter if needed for 16 brownies. Place 1 Rolo Candy in the center of uncooked brownie and insert till about 3/4 of the way in the batter.  Sprinkle the remaining   1/4 of chopped salted Cashews evenly over uncooked brownies.  Place on Maraschino Cherry on top of each Rolos Candy. (Do not remove stems)
  4. Bake in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for about 35 minutes (until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter.)
  5. Cool at room temperature in the pan for about an hour then refrigerates about 1 hour. Cut the brownies into 16 squares.



If you are having an issue with your Maraschino Cherry staying on top of Rolos Candy dip it in a bit of the batter left on sides of the bowl it will help adhere it to the Rolos.


Fudge and Caramel Brownies with Cherries & Cashews

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  • Reply
    April J Harris (@apriljharris)
    December 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my goodness, Heidy, what a wonderful recipe! I love all the ingredients in these lovely brownies and can’t wait to give them a try. Will share on my FB page 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely Christmas season.

  • Reply
    Mandy Lewis
    June 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome idea for brownies! I love the fact they have cherries in them!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    June 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your Fudge and Caramel Brownies with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    Stacy Bennet
    June 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    These are beautiful! Love how you added the Rolos Candies and a cherry ! Very creative!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Those Rolos and cherries really made the brownies fantastic.

  • Reply
    Dina@Kitchen Dreaming
    June 19, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Heidy, these look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing them over at The Weekend Social. See you again next Thursday.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Dina ,
      Fudge and Caramel Brownies with Maraschino Cherries & Cashews are delicious— and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe

  • Reply
    The Foodie Affair
    June 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    These are wonderful! I bet the kids were always at your house after getting a taste of your treats. Hugs to you and your son. Sept will be here before you know it!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks ! Yes we had a lot of children at our house—almost ate me out of house and home…lol

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