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Cherry Truffle Squares

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Chocolate and cherries, always a dynamic duo, have an especially luscious character in these rich cookie-crusted squares.

Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Catherine Stovern
Veteran, Wyoming

Ingredients

Crust and Filling

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
tablespoons light corn syrup
1
tablespoon milk
2
cups powdered sugar
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, chopped (about 30 cherries)

Topping

1
cup white vanilla baking chips
2
tablespoons shortening

Garnish, if desired

Chocolate shavings or curls

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. Cut each section in half lengthwise. With floured fingers, press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, mix chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in cocoa, corn syrup and milk until well blended. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. Press over cooled crust. Top with cherries; gently press into filling.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place vanilla baking chips and shortening. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon and spread over filling. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows, or cut into diamond-shaped pieces. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. Cut each section in half lengthwise. With floured fingers, press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, mix chocolate chips and butter. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in cocoa, corn syrup and milk until well blended. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. Press over cooled crust. Top with cherries; gently press into filling.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place vanilla baking chips and shortening. Microwave on High 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon and spread over filling. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows, or cut into diamond-shaped pieces. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
12%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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