Black Forest Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 18 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 brownies


This Black Forest Brownie recipe is an easy variation on a German specialty, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. This brownie uses prepared ingredients for a fast and delectable dessert.


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Mini Brownie Bites Bar Dough
  • 1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling, warmed
  • 1 cup frozen whipping topping, thawed
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, grated


PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Line 8-inch-square baking pan with foil; lightly grease.

PLACE whole bar in prepared pan. Allow to soften for 5 to 10 minutes. Using fingertips, pat dough gently to fill pan.

BAKE for 24 to 26 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

LIFT from pan; remove foil. Cut into 12 pieces. Arrange pieces close together on serving platter. Top with pie filling, whipped topping and grated chocolate.


by S. S , Jonesboro, AR on Feb. 2010

We had this over the weekend, and it was gone in a flash. I made a double batch. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks again for an easy, fast and delicious recipe. Will make again!!!


by J. Jill , Wheatfield, IN on Oct. 2008

Cherries and Chocolate -- can't go wrong!


by C. Cheryl , VALLEY VILLAGE, CA on Nov. 2005

Easy and all love it. Even better with a scoop of ice cream....


by S. SHARON , pulaski,va on Oct. 2005

Made for a family dinner and needless to say, none were left!

Great Combination

by M. Mary , ARLINGTON, TX on Oct. 2005

Cherries and Chocolate -- two of my very favorites served together!


by J. Janken , TEMPLETON, MA on Oct. 2005

I love Black Forest Cake and this is a quick and easy way to get that great taste. I have used brownies froma mix to make this too, and substitute a little Kirsch for the liquid, giving it a more authentic taste.

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by b. billie , Bakersfield, CA on Sep. 2005

Tried this recipe it was okay as far as brownies go Just isn't my thing, for some reason I just don't like brownies. To me they always taste burnt, nothing wrong with recipe just my taste buds. I will however make them for my daughter-in-law she loves brownies.

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by D. Denise , Oak Creek, WI on Sep. 2005

I think that substituting crushed strawberries in sugar would be good too in place of the cherry pie filling.

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by s. shirley , wv on Jul. 2005

Made these last night for dessert and they were great. I will make another and take them to our picnic we are going to have next week.

Dad's best

by D. Debra , OAK LAWN, IL on Jun. 2005

My dad loves these. His favorite flavor combination is chocolate and cherry.