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Chocolate Cherry Bars

posted by Julie Evink on February 14, 2013
Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Fudgy Brownies with a surprise of Cherry!

Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Fudgy Brownies with a surprise of Cherry!!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you have a fabulous day and are all treated like princesses or princes whichever is appropriate!

This month I decided to participate in the Lady Behind the Curtain’s dessert challenge!

We are assigned a combination of flavors and we have to come up with a dessert recipe featuring these flavors. Then we a

Chocolate Cherry Brownies ~ Fudgy Brownies with a surprise of Cherry! #brownies #recipes #cherry

ll post on the same morning and get to check each others recipes out. This month we were assigned Chocolate and Cherry. YUM-O!


I knew exactly what I was going to make when I found out the flavor combination. I went straight to mom’s recipe box and dug out this recipe. It’s been a staple in her repertoire for years. They are so moist and yummy plus the chocolate frosting is hard on top. Sinful. These chocolate brownies have just the right amount of cherry to them and you will love them as much as my family does!

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Chocolate Cherry Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Chocolate Cherry Bars


  • 1 pkg Devils Food cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie fruit filling
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/4 c. chocolate chips


  1. Grease and flour a 15" x 10" jelly roll pan
  2. Mix cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond and extract and eggs together. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of brownies comes out clean
  4. Boil sugar, butter and milk for 1 minute then add chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted. Spread on warm bars.
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  • Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Oh these look amazing! This was a great challenge this month. Everything looks so good from everyone! I’m linked up at Lady Behind the Curtain also. I would love for you to come and visit. I made Chocolate Cherries Cookies!

  • Melissa

    These brownies look great! They’re really similar to the cake that I made. This challenge was so fun 🙂

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    These are SO pretty – and they sound amazing!

  • Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    What a great recipe! Your brownies look so decadent. Thanks for participating in The Dessert Challenge. I can’t wait to see what you make for next month’s challenge. ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

    • Julie

      Thanks for hosting Sheryl!

  • Liz

    I love that these bars have almond added….perfect with the cherries and chocolate! A must try recipe!!!

    • Julie

      I’m a sucker for Almond in anything…check out my Cherry Pie Bars…they have almond in the crust!

  • Sandra

    This is the kind of chocolate I want when I crave chocolate … looks delicious!

    • Julie

      Thanks Sandra!

  • Teri @ The Freshman Cook

    These look so delish! What a great recipe!

    • Julie

      Thanks Teri!

  • Kathie

    I’d like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!


  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

    I had fun with the challenge as well! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! Hope to see you there again on Monday night!

  • Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden

    Great bars, I love anything chocolaty, and these seem awesome!

    • Julie

      Thanks Vera!

  • Denise

    These have been a hhuge family favorite for years. I got the recipe from a Pillsbury cookbook in the 1980’s. They are woderfully good and wonderfully easy.

    • Julie Evink

      Ahhh is that where it came from? It’s been passed around so much that I didn’t know it’s original source! Thanks Denise!

  • Michal

    Wow! looks so good!

  • Anna

    Yes but quite a few of your recipes I cannot make because in Europe we don’t have cake mix !! Any basic ones you can recommend (in metrics, please. It’s also annoying to convert each time.) Thank you :))))

  • Dottie

    This is an amazing recipe !
    It is the ONLY cake we have made for our kids birthdays for the last 15 years !
    It’s what they always ask for.
    It is the easiest to make and is so moist with the cherry pie filling in it.
    Chocolate lovers…..this is the cake for you !

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