Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Source: Better Homes & Gardens

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; set aside.
  3. In mixing bowl beat 1/2 cup of the butter on medium to high 30 seconds.
  4. Add 1 cup of the brown sugar, the baking soda, and salt.
  5. Beat until combined, occasionally scraping bowl.
  6. Beat in 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla.
  7. Beat or stir in 1-1/4 cups of the flour.
  8. Stir in oats; set aside.
  9. For filling, in saucepan stir remaining 1-1/2 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter over medium heat until combined; cool slightly.
  10. Stir in remaining 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; lightly beat with wooden spoon.
  11. Stir in remaining 1-1/4 cups flour and the chocolate.
  12. Set aside 3/4 cup oats mixture; press remaining in pan.
  13. Spread filling, top with cherries, dot with reserved oats mixture, and sprinkle nuts.
  14. Bake 25 minutes, until top is light brown and filling is moist.
  15. Cool on rack 1 hour.
  16. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  17. Lift from pan; cut with serrated knife.
  18. Store, covered, at room temperature.


Most Helpful

I hesitantly made this recipe after seeing it in Better Homes and Garden. It actually was a HUGE hit with my co-workers and family - they said it's their new favorite! I used a bag of frozen cherries, and did not even bother to thaw them out - the cherry/chocolate combo is awesome. I used bittersweet chocolate chips for the chocolate portion.

BakerNurse June 23, 2008

These bars are awesome!! I made these with fresh picked cherries from the orchard this past week!! I brought them for a work function and there were none left - we all have a sweet tooth!!

StacieJG June 22, 2008

I didn't care for this at all. My kids liked it though. Way too much sugar. Could probably cut the sugar in half. Will not make again. I also cooked it for almost an hour.

drappa June 21, 2008

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