Chocolate Chip-Cherry Bars

Chocolate Chip-Cherry Bars

Take the chocolate-cherry combo to the max with these decadent bars, both filled and topped with the delicious pairing. It’s a true chocolate-cherry indulgence!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

32

bars

Bars
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries
1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Topping
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Drizzle
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
Reserved cherry juice
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving juice for drizzle; set juice aside. Finely chop cherries; pat dry with paper towel.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in vanilla and eggs. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and the cherries. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips. Let stand 5 minutes or until chocolate in softened. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.
  4. In small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 2 to 3 tablespoons reserved cherry juice until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over chocolate. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 32 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
Fill a resealable plastic bag with the cherry drizzle, and cut off a tiny bottom corner of the bag to easily drizzle over the chocolate.
Success
Make sure you dry the cherries with a paper towel to eliminate excess moisture.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.