Chocolate Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Bursts of maraschino cherry shine through rich cream cheese topping for these perfect holiday brownies. Chocolate and cherry bars make a great addition to a dessert buffet, Santa's plate or gifts for neighbors. Just make sure you save some for yourself.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
PREP
25 min
BAKE
40 min
YIELD
24

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories270
Calories from Fat110
Total Fat13 g20% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium100 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates37 g12% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars28 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron8% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories270
Calories from Fat110
Total Fat13 g20% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium100 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates37 g12% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars28 g
Protein5 g
Vitamin A6% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg6% DV
Iron8% DV
1 cupbutter or margarine (2 sticks)
3/4 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
2 cupssugar
4 eggs
1/3 cupalmonds, chopped
1 cansweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz.)
1/2 teaspoonalmond extract
1 cupHERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Chips
1 cupmaraschino cherries, chopped, drained
1-1/2 cupsplus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour , divided

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar, 3 eggs, 1-1/2 cups flour and almonds; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1 egg, remaining 1/3 cup flour, sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Pour over baked layer; sprinkle chocolates and cherries over top. Return to oven.
  • 4. Bake 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; refrigerate leftover bars. About 48 bars.
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