Chocolate Cherry Cordial Bars

"These bars are the ultimate treat. With chocolate and cherries you can't go wrong (in my opinion :)."
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Ready In:
30 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease a 10 x 15 pan.
  • Combine butter, eggs, sugars and extracts in a large bowl and beat at medium until well blended.
  • Combine flour, soda and cinnamon and mix into creamed mixture until just blended.
  • Stir in pie filling and chocolate chips.
  • Spread in pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
  • Cut into 2 1/2 x 2 inch bars.

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  1. Charlotte J
    Just like the name applies this truly tastes like a chocolate cherry cordial! What a fantastic bar, moist and simple to make. I bake it an air bake pan, and could have left it in for 5 more minutes to bake. I’m sure to get requests for this recipe, as we are taking it to church this morning. Another keeper thank you Karen.
  2. Java265
    I have also made these during the holidays for years. They are quick, moist and always requested!
  3. red_corgi
    Outstanding bars. I did refrigerate them for about 2 hours before cutting into them, and the bars seperated easier than described below.
  4. superblondieno2
    The taste of these bars definately earned a five, they were very good. however, the bars were so moist they gave me a lot of trouble. i was maing them for a bake sale and i was trying to cut them to look nice, but having a very hard time as they were very sticky. the chocolate chips came out of the bottom whenever i moved them the bars didnt look very tasty at first, but as you can tell from the picture a little drizzled chocolate and powdersugar will do the trick!
  5. Im_Genia
    I made these last night and, although I adored the flavour, I could not get the centre to set. It does not taste bad or anything, it is just very wet. I am going to re-visit what I did and try and figure it out. But, flavour wise? Fantastic! I'll likely be trying these again just to try and get them right! Thanks!


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