Chocolate Cherry Bars

These Chocolate Cherry Bars are so easy and a great potluck dessert. They’re ultra moist and are lathered with a decadent chocolate frosting.
Chocolate Cherry Bars - so easy and a great potluck dessert. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI 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.

Chocolate Cherry Bars - so easy and a great potluck dessert. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

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. Chocolate Cherry Bars - so easy and a great potluck dessert. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comChocolate Cherry Bars - so easy and a great potluck dessert. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI’m not usually a fan of pictures of food with bites taken out of them but…you…guys…heaven.

5.0 from 6 reviews
Chocolate Cherry Bars
Serves: 36 servings
 
Ingredients
Cake Bars:
  • 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
Frosting:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. In large bowl, combine all cake bar ingredients (cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and eggs);
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Notes
Source: http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/chocolate-cherry-bars/15d6f3ce-21b3-43fb-8cb0-b33fb4177d3e

Pillsbury

 

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