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Thanksgiving Cranberry Chewy Brownies on white plate

Cranberry Thanksgiving Brownie Recipe

If you are a chocolate lover then you will want to make this Cranberry Thanksgiving Brownie Recipe. Moist chewy brownies loaded with dark chocolate flavor and sweet cranberries marry in a perfect bite just right for your Thanksgiving dessert table.
Prep Time 10 mins
45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 227 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs large, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar white, granulated
  • 3/4 cup butter real butter only, soften (1 and 1/2 sticks)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla real not imitation
  • 1 cup cranberries not imitation


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray. I like to use spray coconut oil, it tastes better.
  • In a large bowl add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. stir together the dry ingredients until blended well.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer and another large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. Turn the mixer on low and mix the dry and liquid ingredients together. They should form a smooth batter.
  • Remove bowl from the stand mixer, using a wooden spoon stir in the cranberries.
  • Pour brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake on the middle rack in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  • Brownies will be done when you can insert a wooden toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
  • Cool before cutting.


  • Flour: be sure you use all-purpose flour. You can use white or whole wheat, whichever you prefer.
  • Cocoa powder: To infuse the most chocolate flavor in each bite I suggest using Hersey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder. I found it at one of my local grocery stores but you can also order it online.
  • Eggs: It is best to allow your eggs to warm up to room temperature before putting them into the mixture.
  • Butter: Be sure you let your butter sit out and soften to room temperature before using.
  • Vanilla: Don't use imitation, real vanilla is best for a stronger flavor.
  • Cranberries: Don't use fresh, they will make your brownies soggy. Chose real dried cranberries


Serving: 1gCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
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