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Chocolate Cherry Bars

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  39 reviews
  • 15 min prep time
  • 2 hr 0 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Enjoy the mouth-watering combination of chocolate and cherry in these lavish dessert bars.

Bake-Off® Contest 25, 1974
Francis Jerzak
Porter, Minnesota

Ingredients

Cake Bars

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme™ Devil's Food Cake Mix
1
(21-oz.) can cherry pie filling
1
teaspoon almond extract
3
eggs, beaten

Frosting

1
cup sugar
1/3
cup milk
5
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
(6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan or 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all cake bar ingredients; stir until well blended. Pour into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 15x10x1-inch pan, bake 20 to 30 minutes; for 13x9-inch pan, bake 25 to 35 minutes.
  • 3 In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm bars. Cool 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan or 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all cake bar ingredients; stir until well blended. Pour into greased and floured pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 15x10x1-inch pan, bake 20 to 30 minutes; for 13x9-inch pan, bake 25 to 35 minutes.
  • 3 In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm bars. Cool 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
14g
14%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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