Chocolate-Cherry Bars


My faithful readers know that I am a “make it homemade” kind of cook. But there are times when a boxed mix is a blessing. Since we are in the midst of moving and settling in, this was definitely one of those times!

I thought this recipe looked really fast since it only had 4 ingredients. But I discovered that it took a really long time to mix the eggs into the cake mix by hand.

Sure tasted good though!

Chocolate-Cherry Bars

1 2-layer pkg. chocolate cake mix
2 eggs. beaten
1 tsp. almond extract
1 20-oz. can cherry pie filling
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 c. milk
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

Combine cake mix, eggs and flavoring in bowl; mix well by hand.

Stir in pie filling. Spoon into greased and floured 9X13-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until layers tests done. Cool.

Bring mixture of confectioners’ sugar, butter and milk to a boil in saucepan.

Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly; remove from heat.

Stir in Chocolate chips until melted. Spread over baked layer.

Let stand until set. Cut into bars.

Yield: 3 dozen