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Chocolate-Cherry Bars

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  • 1 (1 pound 2.25 ounce) box pudding included devils food cake mix
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan or a 13 x 9-inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine all the bar ingredients; stir until well blended. Spread in greased and floured pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes if using the 15 10 x 1-inch pan or for 25 to 30 minutes if using the 13 x 9-inch pan or until a wooden pick comes out clean after being inserted in the center.
  4. In a small saucepan combine sugar milk and margarine. Bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat, then immediately stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour and spread over warm bars.
  6. Cool for 1 1/4 hours or until completely cooled.
  7. Cut into bars.

Yield: about 48 bars