Triple-Chocolate Cherry Bars

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

By now most of you know I'm a cookin' fool :) If it has to do with cooking I'm probably signed up. One of my favorite things is the Betty Crocker newsletter. I get great recipes sent right to my email. I got one of those newsletters yesterday and totally fell for the picture of Triple-Chocolate Cherry Bars. I'm going to have to make them now! Because I thought they looked so good and Valentine's Day being right around the corner, I decided to share the recipe with you even though it's one I haven't tried yet. I will definetely let ya'll know how they turn out!


What you'll need:

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® chocolate fudge cake mix
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
2 eggs, beaten
½ bag (12-oz size) miniature semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped chocolate frosting

1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch or 13x9-inch pan, or spray with baking spray with flour.

2. In large bowl, gently mix dry cake mix, pie filling, eggs and chocolate chips with rubber scraper; break up any undissolved cake mix by pressing with scraper. Carefully spread in pan.

3. Bake 15x10x1-inch pan 25 to 30 minutes, 13x9-inch pan 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Frost with frosting. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Special Touch
A dazzling drizzle of melted white chocolate makes these bars look even more special.

Variation
Make Triple-Chocolate Strawberry Bars by using strawberry pie filling instead of the cherry.

Did You Know...
Shiny metal pans are preferred for making bars because they reflect the heat away from the bars, preventing the crust from getting too brown. If using dark nonstick or glass baking pans, follow the manufacturer's directions, usually reducing the oven temperature 25°F.

Cost:
boxed cake mix - $1.29
pie filling - $1.99
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
chocolate chips - $2.50
frosting - $1.29
Total - $6.00

3 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

renaye said...

i almost fainted seeing ur bars! i love to eat this kind of snack but it's so hard to get in malaysia. and i think i will try making it to fix my craving!

Coco said...

You KNOW I am all about the chocolate. I have to go find some.

Coco

sherri said...

Please come link this over at my site. This is PERFECT for Valentine's day!

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