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#TMCKitchenSeries: Fruits + Brownies = Fruit Cocktail Brownies

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I always make it a point to bake every week. And last week, I decided to combine fruit cocktail and brownies into one. Fruit Cocktail browniesWhen it comes to brownies, people always use nuts, chocolate chips, corn flakes or even colored sprinkles. I have never eaten a brownie with fruits in it (okay fine, I tried the ones with cherry). So when I saw the recipe from a food magazine, which combines fruit cocktail and brownies, I decided to give it a try. And mommas, I promise you it tastes really good.

Fruit Cocktail Brownies
Fruit Cocktail Brownies

So here’s how to make easy fruit cocktail brownies.

What you’ll need: 

IMG_35972/3 cup butter, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 can fruit cocktail, drained (reserve 2 tbsp of the syrup), 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp iodized salt.

Here’s how to do it:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the cocoa powder. Stir to dissolve

Cocoa Mixture
Cocoa Mixture

3) Transfer the cocoa mixture in a mixing bowl. Add one egg at a time, sugar, vanilla extract and the reserved fruit cocktail syrup. Mix well.

4) Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Fruit Cocktail Mixture
Fruit Cocktail Mixture

5) Put in the fruit cocktail. Take note that you don’t have to finish 1 can in the brownies. Just adjust the amount of fruits to be included in the mixture.

6) Spread into a greased pan and bake for 30 minutes or until brownies starts to pull away from the sides. Let it cool before cutting into bars.

Before and After
Before and After

The top is crispy on the outside but so moist and chewy on the inside. Plus, it gives that sweet, fruity flavor that blends well with the brownies. Try this easy brownie recipe. 

You can also opt not to use fruit cocktail and just stick with the plain brownies. Simply ditch the fruit cocktail from the recipe. Don’t forget to add more chocolate chips on top or nuts in case you prefer something to chew. The kids and kids-at-heart will surely love it.  

I placed the brownie mixture in a round baking pan to make a brownie cake
I placed the brownie mixture in a round baking pan to make a brownie cake

Ayi

A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.

26 Comments

  1. Farm Fresh Mama

    Looks delicious! I’m always looking for new brownie recipes!

    11 . Feb . 2014
    • momhandsarefull

      You should try it. It tastes really good. Plus, it’s quick and easy to do 🙂

      13 . Feb . 2014
  2. Farm Fresh Mama

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Learn more here http://farmfreshfamily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/liebster-award-nomination/

    13 . Feb . 2014
  3. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    Looks delicious! I think i need to try that! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    02 . Nov . 2015
  4. Pearl Paguio

    Mommy I’m gonna hold you on this cause I also like baking. Simple ones for now. I’ll try this next time. ^_^

    02 . Nov . 2015
  5. mommycharm

    This looks yummy. Though I have not tried putting fruits in a brownie but I surely will try this one out.

    02 . Nov . 2015
  6. nilyncartagena

    Yummy! Nakakagutom lalo!!! Tamang tama wala pa akong breakfast! haha.

    03 . Nov . 2015
  7. islesgilian

    I suddenly missed baking. I’m on vacation and have no tools to work with. 🙂 Brownies is what I used to bake, kaya when I saw this, I miss this. 🙂

    03 . Nov . 2015
  8. Kat Rodriguez

    Yay, brownies. This looks delicious.

    03 . Nov . 2015
  9. Lorly

    Scouting to get me an oven soon, hoping to do weekly baking too.

    03 . Nov . 2015
  10. Neri Ann

    Im trying to learn how to bake. Pwede kaya to sa convection? Divided by 2 lang para sa Celsius?

    03 . Nov . 2015
  11. Grace

    this post made me wanna bake again! 😀

    03 . Nov . 2015
  12. mommykach

    Now I’m craving for brownies! Haha. i’ve been planning to learn how to bake and might try this one.

    03 . Nov . 2015
  13. Alarcon Alfonso Noel Ruth

    Interesting! I haven’t tried including fruits in my brownies. Did you mash them?

    04 . Nov . 2015
    • Ayi

      No na 🙂 I just added the drained fruits as it is. It worked well naman 🙂

      04 . Nov . 2015
  14. Melisa Sanchez

    It looks like so delicious! Brownies plus coffee a perfect combination 🙂

    04 . Nov . 2015
  15. Maan Laxa

    Yum! I’ve never had brownies with fruit in them too so now I’m intrigued!

    04 . Nov . 2015
  16. Charley's Mommy

    This looks yummy. I wish i have the time and the talent to bake. 🙂

    05 . Nov . 2015
    • Ayi

      You can do it momma 🙂

      08 . Nov . 2015
  17. BA Isla

    Nagutom naman ako bigla. Thank you mommy. Will ask my sister in law to bake for me. 🙂

    05 . Nov . 2015
  18. mhaan.a-ds

    This looks amazingly delicious! I love brownies! Will try your recipe over the weekend 🙂

    05 . Nov . 2015
    • Ayi

      Great! Let me know how it goes 🙂

      08 . Nov . 2015
  19. Ma. Yvette Heart (@mayvetteheart)

    For me stress reliever ko pag nagbake ako plus the compliment we received sa mga kumain hehe 🙂 Try ko din itong may fruit.

    07 . Nov . 2015
  20. sarah tirona

    my gosh it looks soooo good i dieddddd hahaha

    09 . Nov . 2015
  21. MrsMartinez

    Look so yummy! Patikim hihi

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

    09 . Nov . 2015
  22. mumwrites (@vixquips)

    this looks yum + healthy, too, with all the fruits you added! i will make sure to learn how to make this when i finally get an oven! 🙂

    19 . Nov . 2015

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