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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars Recipe

Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars Recipe

Colorful dried cherries and pistachios star in this take on seven-layer bars. To switch it up even more, try cinnamon or chocolate graham cracker crumbs instead of plain and substitute pecans or walnuts for the pistachios. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cherries
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pistachios, chopped

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients until blended; carefully spread over crust.
  • 2. Bake 25-28 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.