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German Chocolate Cherry Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Cathy Trochelman

Ingredients

Bars

  • 6 1 oz. squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. almond
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Cherry M&M's

Coconut Topping

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. toasted coconut
  • 3/4 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp. almond extract

Instructions

Bars

  1. In small saucepan combine chocolate, butter and sugar over low heat; stir constantly until chocolate is melted.
  2. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  3. In large bowl beat eggs, oil, and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and stir in 1 c. M&M's.
  5. Spread batter in greased 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
  6. Cool completely; top with coconut topping and additional M&M's.

Coconut Topping

  1. In large saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until thick and bubbly.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread evenly over cooled bars.
  4. *Recipe adapted from The Great American Cookie Cookbook