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chocolate cherry bars

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Debra Russell
Hillsboro, AL

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

(2 ratings)
yield 48 bars
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For chocolate cherry bars

  • 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

How To Make chocolate cherry bars

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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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