Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11 Comments
These Chocolate Cherry Bars are so easy and a great potluck dessert. They’re ultra moist and are lathered with a decadent chocolate frosting.
I don’t think people really get how much I love food. It was 11:30 pm the other night and my sister-in-law, who is staying with us, said, “I’m off to bed, good night!”
To which I replied, “Good night! I’m going to make a cake.”
Yep. I’m crazy. A crazy night owl.
This cake is delicious. In fact, I was supposed to take it to a baby shower and we ended up just eating it all by ourselves. The frosting – buttery, chocolate, fudgey. The cake – moist, fluffy, with a hint of almond and cherry.
And I couldn’t really take it to a baby shower with a piece cut out already. Although that happens more often than it doesn’t in my life. I’m not usually a fan of pictures of food with bites taken out of them but…you…guys…heaven.
- 1 (18.25-oz.) package Devil's Food Cake Mix (you can use a 15.25 or 16.25 oz package as well)
- 1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup milk
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan or 13x9-inch baking dish. Photo above was in a 13X9-inch baking dish.
- In large bowl, combine all cake bar ingredients (cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and eggs);
- Stir until well blended. You can use a stand mixer or stir by hand. A stand mixer will break up the cherries a bit more. Pour into greased and floured pan.
- 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.
- In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Bring mixture to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips and almond extract until smooth. Pour and spread over warm bars. Cool 2 hours or until completely cooled. You can speed up this process by placing them in the fridge to cool. Cut into bars.
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 2 Comments
We're back with another week of delicious meals! Can't wait to try these! We have gotten together with some of our favorite food bloggers to begin an amazing weekly menu plan. We will all be sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week. … [Read More...]
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 7 Comments
This Taco Pasta Salad is filled with black beans, corn, cilantro, avocados, and tomatoes. It's tossed in a vinaigrette and sprinkled with cheese. We all know that when we go to a potluck there’s always a number of pasta salads to choose from. This Taco Pasta Salad completely stands out with its … [Read More...]
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 8 Comments
I don't know about you guys, but one of the hardest things I have to do every week is come up with dinner ideas for my family. It seriously takes years off my life. Not pretty unapproachable meals. I mean meals that my family and your family will actually eat. I've teamed up with some incredible … [Read More...]
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 9 Comments
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes - a mini version of your favorite cake with butter, brown sugar, pineapple, and a cherry on top! Good warm or at room temperature so they're great for parties or luaus. In a perfect world, I would make these from scratch. And by all means if you want to, go right … [Read More...]
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 8 Comments
This Grilled Mexican Lime Chicken is great over salad, in tacos, burritos, or just by itself. With only a few ingredients you have a flavorful easy Mexican chicken. It's summer! I usually embrace summer and love having my kids home with no schedule but for some reason this year my kids … [Read More...]
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14 Comments
Scotcheroos are one of my favorite desserts ever and are even cuter in cookie form. This is a gluten-free version! What I didn't tell you when I made these gluten-free Salsa Verde Enchiladas is that I had to take a meal to the missionaries for our church and one of them has to eat gluten-free. I … [Read More...]
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19 Comments
These German Chocolate Cake Bars are all the flavors of your favorite cake in a bar! We just got back from a trip to Disney World. For those of you who don't know my husband, he binges on fun. Where most people go to Disney for the day, he makes sure we do it from the time the gates open until the … [Read More...]
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 3 Comments
I'm so excited to introduce our new contributor Diana from The Girl Creative! She brought some amazing printables and treats with her. Welcome! Easy and oh-so-delicious 4th of July Marshmallow Treat Pops that your kids will love. Hi everyone! My name is Diana from The Girl Creative and I'm … [Read More...]
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 23 Comments
These Toasted Coconut Cookie Dough Bites are delicious and super easy! The cookie dough balls have mini chocolate chips and toffee bits inside and are rolled in toasted coconut. When I was little (around 6) my sister Susan, who was 10 years older, would use me as an accessory to everything … [Read More...]