Chocolate Viennese Bars

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 36 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Base
  • 18
    ounces fudge marble cake mix
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
  • Filling
  • 1
    cup dried apricot, chopped
  • 23
    cup water
  • 13
    cup milk
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 1
  • Glaze
  • 14
    cup semisweet chocolate morsel
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray or grease it.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix,(reserve chocolate pouch), egg and softened butter at low speed until crumbly.
  • Reserve 1 cup for filling.
  • Do not wash bowl.
  • Press remaining mixture in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan combine water and apricots.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until apricots are soft and most of the water is absorbed.
  • Spread over base.
  • In the same large bowl combine chocolate pouch, reserved cake mix crumb mixture, milk, almond extract, and egg on low speed until moistened.
  • Beat for 2 minutes on high.
  • Pour evenly over apricot layer.
  • Return pan to oven for 20-25 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • Cool completely.
  • In small saucepan, combine semi sweet morsels and butter.
  • Cook over low heat until chocolate melts completely, stir constantly.
  • Drizzle over bars.
  • Chill until chocolate is set.
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