Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars

Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars

Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars

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Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars

Base:   1 pkg. Pillsbury Plus Dark Chocolate Cake Mix

1/3 cup margarine, softened

1 egg

Filling:   1 envelope unflavored gelatin

¼ cup cold water

1 can Pillsbury Ready To Spread Vanilla Frosting Supreme

½ cup chopped maraschino cherries, well dreained

Glaze:   ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 Tbsp. margarine

Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease 13×9 inch pan.  In large bowl, combine all base ingredients at low speed until crumbly.  Press in bottom of prepared pan.  Bake at 350 F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until set.  Cool completely.

In small saucepan, combine gelatin and water; let set 1 minute.  Warm over low heat until gelatin dissolves.  In small bowl, combine dissolved gelatin, frosting and cherries at low speed until well blended.  Spread evenly over cooled base.  In small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons margarine, stirring constantly until well blended.  Drizzle over filling.  Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.  Store in refrigerate.        48 bars

 (Recipe for Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook)

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