Chocolate Cherry Bars

Debra Russell


This is perfect to add a festive touch to holiday celebrations, such as Valentine’s Day.

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48 bars


45 Min


1 cup butter
¾ cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
½ cups plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour,divided
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
½ tsp. almond extract
1 cup hershey’s mini kisses semi-sweet
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries , drained

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350 . Generously grease 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat.
Add sugar,3 eggs ,1 ½ cups flour and almonds; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile whisk together remaining 1 egg, remaining 1/3 c. flour, sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Pour over baked layer; sprinkle mini kisses and cherries over top. Return to oven.
Bake additional 20 to 25 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until cold, 6 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Cover and refrigerate leftover bars.

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Other Tag: For Kids