Pistachio Mon Chéri Brownies

I have been on a mission to clean out the pantry, which might have resulted in some peculiar recipes here. :-))The "Mon Chéri",another chocolate product produced by Italian Ferrero, contains a "heart" of sweet cherry soaked in a liqueur and is encased in Ferrero's dark chocolate!

  1. Preheat the oven to 165C/330F. Grease a 20x25cm baking pan and line with foil. Brush the foil with vegetable oil.
  2. In a bow, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Melt the chocolate, butter and sugar over a pot of simmering water. Add in the flour mixture. Whisk in eggs, one a time, until fully incorporated. Add in vanilla extract and chopped pistachio.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the center of the hot oven for 30 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a rack. Cut into 12 squares.


Roxan 7/10/10 07:53

Pistachios are my favorite nuts, I can eat them in or on anything. I haven't tried them in brownies before but I still know that I could easily eat a whole batch of them!

Kitchen Corner 7/10/10 08:02

WOW! This brownie looks so delicious! I like the combination of pistachio and chocolate. Wonderful!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) 7/10/10 08:33

wow wow wow..looks simply irrestible and mouthwatering....absolutely tempting...

Bakericious 7/10/10 08:35

the brownie looks very delicious, hope I can have a slice now!

Unknown 7/10/10 08:36

Drooling over it...looks perfect 4 a brownie, just luv it.

MaryMoh 7/10/10 08:40

Brownies...my favourite! Looks special and delicious with the cherries and pistachios...mmm

Yeşim Çağlar 7/10/10 08:42

although i m not so fan of dessert, sweet things,i cant say no to a brownie. they seems so good..

busygran 7/10/10 08:42

What a delectable sight those brownies are! Drool!

Nammi 7/10/10 08:45

brownies with pistachios must be delicious

Cherine 7/10/10 08:48

What a great combo!! Those brownies are mouthwatering!

Abhilash 7/10/10 08:52

"delicious cake"... this is inscribed on the cake.

Looks very good and I am sure would also taste good. A long time since I had cake. Will try it today.

Elin 7/10/10 09:20

I shall help myself to a slice...sorry can't resist taking a piece out of the screen..mmmmm awesome...Thanks for sharing the recipe, Angie. And btw great skill...good shots ! I have KIV this ! When the Piggies are back, will make for them :)

Unknown 7/10/10 10:05

What a spectacular creation, these look sooooo good. Give me one :D
*kisses* HH

Jeannie 7/10/10 10:51

Angie, your brownies make me salivate! I am so hungry now!

kitchen flavours 7/10/10 10:54

Delightful looking brownies. One slice is definitely not enough! BTW, thank you so much for the reply. Really appreciate it!

Belinda @zomppa 7/10/10 11:34

What a brilliant use of a classic truffle! Photos are too good...wish I could pluck a brownie off my screen.

Barbara 7/10/10 12:52

Now here's one I never thought of...pistachios in brownies! Can't imagine why because I do love pistachios.
Cherry and chocolate together are a perfect pairing. These brownies look divine!

Love2cook Malaysia 7/10/10 13:46

Delectable brownies! Loved pistachio addition into it! :D

Paul Jennette 7/10/10 13:50

Sweet cherry soaked in a liqueur, this sounds awesome with the chocolate. I love brownies, and was looking for a new recipe!! Photos look fantastic!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 7/10/10 13:56

skipping a healthy breakfast now you did it to me with these off the diet I go!

Christo Gonzales 7/10/10 14:07

pistachios in brownies is like adding diamonds to gold - what a great combination - these brownies look so moist and chocolatey.....

Anonymous 7/10/10 14:33

Oh my! What a great brownie! Pistachios are where its at! :-)

Unknown 7/10/10 15:11

I love pistachios...and with chocolate...I think I'm in heaven!

Evan @swEEts 7/10/10 15:12

I just bought a bag of pistachios for baking with :) Perfect timing!

foodtravelandwine 7/10/10 15:12

Great recipe!!....as always :).....!!....excellent combination....mmmm...pistachios and chocolate together are the best!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Happy Flour 7/10/10 15:24

I love pistachios! Chocolate and pistachio sound yummy....

Mary Bergfeld 7/10/10 15:37

I love the food you share with us. It is always beautiful to look at and sounds interesting and delicious. I hope all is well and that you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Unknown 7/10/10 15:59

I love that recipe. I love pistachios and especially with chocolate.

Susi's Kochen und Backen 7/10/10 16:30

Fantastic looking brownies!!! Mon Cherie is one of my all time favorites, I just can't get the real liqueur filled ones in the states :o( Also love your addition of pistachios, double yum!!!

Nate @ House of Annie 7/10/10 16:32

Whoa, absolutely stunning. You really outdid yourself with these brownies!

A Canadian Foodie 7/10/10 17:22

Angie - what do you do in real life? You cook so much, you must stay home and work. Am I right> Beautiful pics and anything with chocolate and pistachios is definitely going to get a taste!

pigpigscorner 7/10/10 17:58

I love the sound of that! Nutty, fruity, boozy..yum!


Awesome, Angie! I don't have any mon cheri, but I have some Godiva liqueur...wonder if I could use that!

Shabitha Karthikeyan 7/10/10 18:19

Lovely brownies. Makes me drool !!!

Satya 7/10/10 18:37

delicious brownies...perfect soft n tempting ..yummy



sweetlife 7/10/10 18:42

great recipe, your pantry items resulted in a amazing treat!!


Trissa 7/10/10 19:03

I'm not a fan of cherry chocolate with liquer but you've managed to make this look really good!

Soumya 7/10/10 19:53

Yum! very tempting and delicious brownie

Angie's Recipes 7/10/10 20:06

You mean "Godiva Liqueur Chocolate"? I think any chocolate with liqueur could be used instead.

Faith 7/10/10 21:01

I need to join you in that mission, my pantry could use a cleaning out! :) This recipe is a lovely way to do it...how delicious!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen 7/10/10 21:06

I haven't seen pistachios in such a long time, but I bet they make fantastic brownies! Beautiful photos!! Thank you for a great post! :)

Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 7/10/10 21:14

These brownies are out of this world! I love pistachios. I can finish a whole batch myself. Yep, that's how I like them!

Priya Suresh 7/10/10 21:24

Irresistible and delicious looking brownies;.

Madhura Manoj 7/10/10 22:14

droolworthy brownies.Nice clicks


Monet 7/10/10 22:52

Pistachios and chocolate should always be paired together in my book! These look amazing, and they sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Claudia 7/10/10 23:30

Oh my - I wish my pantry was stocked with pistachios and chocolate so I could clean it out as deliciously as you did!

Unknown 8/10/10 00:04

Oh choc and Pistachios is my recently found love, those look sinfully delicious!

Chef Dennis Littley 8/10/10 01:28

now that sounds like a wonderful combination! I do love pistachio's and know that wonderful chocolate so well!! I never thought of putting them in baked goods, what a great recipe!

scrambledhenfruit 8/10/10 01:42

These look and sound delicious! I wish I had some pistachios and this chocolate in my pantry so I could clean them out of it!

tigerfish 8/10/10 01:45

Good idea to add those Mon Cheri choc into the brownies. And with those pistachios....they are truly Angie's brownies. Yum!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 8/10/10 03:53

These look really decadent! The pistachios are a nice addition. Must taste delicious.

petite nyonya 8/10/10 03:59

believe it or not, i have not made brownie before. hahaha. my sister came by last weekend & made it for me. i love to eat it esp with bits of nuts n dried fruits in it. i'm so encourage to make some on my own now. pistachio in brownie is yummy.

OysterCulture 8/10/10 05:03

My goodness, this just sounds like perfection. I love brownies - practically go week in the knees, and to have them with pistacios? Wow.

The Duo Dishes 8/10/10 05:04

There's nothing peculiar about this. Chocolate and pistachios are great friends when it comes to baked goods!

Pete 8/10/10 08:36

Mmmm, nice pistachios in brownies....love the creamy pistachios!

Von 8/10/10 09:33

We need to clear out our pantry too....haha! We can barely fit any more food into it! Only ours is more stuffed with junkfood =) These brownies look delicious!!

faithy 8/10/10 11:30

Woah! Simply to die for! Yums!

Joanne 8/10/10 12:46

You should clean out the pantry more often if it's going to result in delicious recipes like this! I love the sound of these, especially with the pistachios!

Suchitra Vaidyaram 8/10/10 13:05

I could eat one right now- looks amazing (love pistachio in any form)

Heather S-G 8/10/10 14:21

that mon chéri sounds great! And love the pistachios, too...I'd definitely dive into this pan of brownies with gusto :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 8/10/10 14:56

Seriously lady, where do you put all these desserts! You must have a huge family or some extrememly happy neighbors!

My family loves pistachios but I have never baked with them. Pistachio pudding doesn't count! I should try these next time they buy pistachios!

Puja 8/10/10 15:01

Totally irresistible for a chocoholic like me. Yumm!!!!

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maameemoomoo 8/10/10 17:54

Oh my.. would love this warm with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream! *drools*

Emily Z 8/10/10 19:04

Your recipes always look so delicious and mouth watering! For that reason I always enjoy my visits to your site! You are a cook to strive to be like, for sure! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 8/10/10 19:39

What a unique brownie. Love your add-ins, Angie! I can never resist a brownie, as long as it's not too dry and full of flavor. This fits the bill for sure.

Anonymous 8/10/10 21:06

OMG...this is fantastic.....

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines 8/10/10 21:21

Those look like one tasty pantry cleanout! Maybe we could swap some brownies for some cupcakes!

lisaiscooking 8/10/10 23:16

Sounds like a delicious brownie! Sweet cherries in chocolate is a great combination.

Unknown 9/10/10 00:12

Oh pistachio nuts with Mon Cheri chocolates baked into a brownie, not one but two of my favorites, I like your pantry:)

Indonesia Eats 9/10/10 01:18

What a combination!!!! Pistachio is irresistible

Anonymous 9/10/10 03:46

I can't wait to try these brownies with pistachios, very unique and sounds so delicious!

tasteofbeirut 9/10/10 07:25

I used to eat mon chéri chocolate candies, wrapped in gold paper all throughout my childhood! I had forgotten about them. What a splendidi idea to include them in a brownie batter!

theUngourmet 9/10/10 07:50

What a great use for these yummy chocolates! I have quite the weakness for brownies and these look so fantastic. I'm loving the pistachios in the mix too!

My Little Space 9/10/10 07:51

Mon Cheri! Must google for this and check what the actual look of this thing. haha... Yes, I was too curious to learn more & more stuffs everyday. Btw, your brownie looks amazing and very tempting. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Dee 9/10/10 12:40

What a wonderful pairing. I love pistachios in anything but these sound delicious! Can't wait to give this a try. Have a wonderful weekend, Angie!

FOODESSA 9/10/10 13:37

To our Chèri baker Angie...these are perfection!
Cleaning out the pantry should be done more often by you ;o)

Love the accompanying pics...just scrumptious looking!

Ciao for now and have a great weekend,

Sanjeeta kk 9/10/10 14:40

I had to scroll down a lot to reach here :) That shows how good these brownies are. Lovely clicks and a great chocolaty treat.

Velva 9/10/10 14:54

if only a clean out of my pantry be able to produce such wonderful delights. My family loves brownies, it can be very American and you have taken the brownie and have given it sophistication-it's beautiful.

noobcook 9/10/10 16:14

you're really talented to come out with recipes like this! :)

Reeni 9/10/10 17:13

This is not peculiar at all Angie! It's chocoholic heaven! The cherries sound divine!

alison 9/10/10 18:19

love pistachio addition in yours brownies!

☺lani☺ 9/10/10 18:42

Oh my! This is much better, I would like to grab one! Happy Weekend Angie!

fimere 9/10/10 19:32

ces brownies sont très tentants et bien gourmands
bonne soirée

Krishnaveni 9/10/10 23:28

excellent recipe, looks yummy

Karen 10/10/10 00:30

I've never had pistachios in brownies...great idea in place of the usual walnuts! The brownies look wonderful!

Dimah 10/10/10 01:28

Wow, those look amazing!

Pei-Lin 11/10/10 17:04

Too bad, I don't think we can find Mon Cheri easily here ... Perhaps, nonexistent!!?? I wish I can have a slice of the brownies! Look decadent!

Cristina @ TeenieCakes 12/10/10 02:57

Brownies made with dark chocolate and cherries...sprinkled with pistachios, this is my kinda dessert! :)

naomi 13/10/10 03:52

I will gladly help you clean out your pantry next time. What a great creation!

Rachana 13/10/10 17:35

Delectable brownies! Wish I could have one now.


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