Chocolate-Covered Cherry Bars
Contributed by Diane S.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies
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Title: Chocolate-Covered Cherry Bars
Categories: Desserts, Cookies, Christmas
Yield: 48 Servings
1 10 oz. jar maraschino
-cherries without stems
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Butter or margarine melted
2 oz Unsweetened chocolate,
-melted and cooled
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
1/2 c Milk
1 6 oz. package ( 1 cup) semi
-sweet chocolate pieces (do
-not use imitation)
1/2 c Sweetened condensed milk
Drain cherries, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Place cherries in a food
processor bowl; cover and process with on/off turns till coarsely
chopped, or chop by hand.
Combine sugar, butter or margarine, unsweetened chocolate, and
vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute at
medium speed. Stir together flour, baking powder, and dash salt. Add
to chocolate mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each
addition. Spread batter in a greased and floured 15x10x1 inch baking
pan. Sprinkle with chopped cherries.
Combine chocolate pieces and sweetened condensed milk in a small heavy
saucepan. Stir over low heat till chocolate is melted. Stir in
reserved cherry juice. Use a spoon to drizzle evenly over batter.
Bake in a 350øF for 25 to 30 minutes or till a wooden toothpick comes
out clean. Cool on wire rack. Spray a thin knife with nonstick
spray coating; wipe off excess. Use knife to cut chocolate mixture
into squares. Makes 48
Source: Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies.
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