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Chocolate Cherry Bars

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1974

Enjoy the mouth-watering combination of chocolate and cherry in these lavish dessert bars.

This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1974.

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.

Every other winning recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-Off.

Ingredients

For the cake bars

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 eggs, beaten

For the frosting

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • 5 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

For the cake bars

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 15x10x1-inch baking pan or 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all cake bar ingredients; stir until well blended. Pour into greased and floured pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. For 15x10x1-inch pan, bake 20 to 30 minutes; for 13x9-inch pan, bake 25 to 35 minutes.

For the frosting

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings48
Calories Per Serving109
Total Fat4g7%
Sugar10gN/A
Saturated1g7%
Cholesterol10mg3%
Protein1g2%
Carbs18g6%
Vitamin A6µg1%
Vitamin C0.4mg0.7%
Vitamin E0.2mg1.2%
Vitamin K2µg2%
Calcium22mg2%
Fiber0.5g2.2%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)13µg3%
Folic acid5µgN/A
Iron0.7mg3.8%
Magnesium11mg3%
Monounsaturated2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.2mg1%
Phosphorus43mg6%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium68mg2%
Sodium106mg4%
Sugars, added6gN/A
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.2mg1.3%