12 Bakes of Christmas: Cranberry Chocolate Brownies


For the sixth instalment of our ’12 Bakes of Christmas’ series, try these delicious chocolate brownies with the addition of fruit and nuts. You can also try out different fruit and nut combinations to suit your own preferences.   


  • 150g dark chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 200g butter
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 40g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 100g macadamia nuts
  • 60g cranberry sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ gas 4 and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with baking parchment. Melt the dark chocolate with the butter in the microwave or in a heatproof bowl over just simmering water.
  2. Mix together the sugar, flour and cocoa powder and stir in the melted chocolate and butter mixture, followed by the eggs. Stir through the dried cranberries and macadamia nuts, then swirl through the cranberry sauce.
  3. Pour into the tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 25 – 30 mins. Allow to cool before slicing.

Recipe from BBC Good Food. 

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