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Chocolate Cherry Bars Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Bars
Intermediate

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries

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.

Ratings & Reviews

    Love this recipe!
    These are SOOOO Good! I have been making these for years!!! They are so rich and goey! This is a winner! you have to like cherries though! I have used pecans and vanilla extract also and it it just as good!
    I am surprised nobody ever rated this before--I have been making these for years! This is a great recipe. They are best chilled but they are good warm out of the oven too. My electricity went off in the middle of my preparation today and I forgot that the brownie layer is supposed to be baked first (I was using the online recipe). I put the top layer on while waiting for the electricity to turn back on. I baked the whole thing for about 40 minutes and they turned out fine.