Saturday, September 13, 2008

Chocolate Cherry Bars

I'm sorry that the food blog has been a little slow lately, I've been in a bit of a food slump during all the transition we've been dealing with. Hopefully as time goes on, and life slows down a bit (does that really ever happen?), there will be a lot more food-alicious blogging amiss.

As I believe I've mentioned in the past, there aren't many recipes that I repeat over and over simply because I like to try new things as often as possible. However, when I need to put something together that I know will be a crowd pleaser, I have my few fail proof recipes that always manage to impress. These Chocolate Cherry bars are really easy to make, and have turned even the staunchest cherry loathers into believers. It's also got an icing that's TO DIE for!

1 pkg. pudding included devil's food cake mix
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 tsp almond extract
3 eggs beaten

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
5 TB margarine or butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9x13 inch pan. In large bowl combine all bar ingredients, stir until well blended, pour and spred into pan.
2. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
3. In small saucepan, combine sugar, milk, and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm bars. Cool 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars and devour like a rabid animal!

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