Put a brownie on a plate and a heaping scoop of ice cream on top of the brownie. Spoon the cherries and Hot Fudge Sauce over the ice cream. Add a dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkle with candy bits or almonds.
In a small saucepan heat the cream until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Add the chocolate chips and let sit for several minutes. Stir with a wire whisk until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the butter and amaretto, if using, and allow the butter to melt. Whisk until combined.
Recipe courtesy of Great Northwest Ice Cream, Portland, OR