Chocolate Cherry Bars
Makes 48 bars
Prep Time: 10 min.
Baking Time: 45 min.
1 - cup (2 sticks)
3/4 - cup
Special Dark Cocoa
2 - cups
1-1/2 - cups plus 1/3 cup all-purpose
1/3 - cup chopped
1 - can (14-ounces) sweetened
milk (not evaporated milk)
1/2 - teaspoon almonds extract
1 - cup Mini Kisses Brand Milk
1 - cup chopped maraschino
Preheat oven to 350° F. and generously
grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low
heat and stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar, 3 eggs,
1-1/2 cups flour and almonds; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1
egg, remaining 1/3 cup flour, sweetened condensed milk and almond
extract. Pour over baked layer; sprinkle
chocolates and cherries over top. Return to oven. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and
edges are golden brown.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until cold, 6 hours or
overnight. Cut into bars. Cover and refrigerate leftover bars.