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Cut chocolate cherry bar with frosting stacked on top of two other bars
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Rich, fudge brownies stuffed with cherry flavor and topped with a homemade chocolate icing! They are super easy to make because they started with a boxed cake mix.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 15.25 oz pkg Devils Food cake mix
  • 21 oz can cherry pie fruit filling
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs beaten

Frosting

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/4 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Grease and flour a 15" x 10" jelly roll pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract and eggs together and completely combined. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of brownies comes out clean.
  • As soon as you take the bars out of the oven prepare icing. In a saucepan boil sugar, butter and milk for 1 minute then add chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted. Spread on warm bars.
  • Let bars cool completely and icing harden before cutting.

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Notes

How to Store Them
You can make these bars a day in advance - just make sure they're completely cooled before you wrap them with plastic wrap. They will keep well at room temperature for a few days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1.9mg