Chocolate Cherry Bars
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup cold butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp almond extract
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
2 cups (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped almonds
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cocoa.
Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.
Add the egg and almond extract until blended.
Set aside 1 cup for the topping.
Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
Carefully top with the pie filling.
Combine the chips, almonds, and the reserved crumb mixture.
Sprinkle over the pie filling.
Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars.
Pairs Well With
Taste Of Home - Tina Dierking
The taste is similiar to chocolate covered cherries