Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars Recipe
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Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars Recipe

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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
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 164 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  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 the 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.
Originally published as Chewy Chocolate-Cherry Bars in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p54

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tammyharvin User ID: 7502819 142289
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"I made this recipe for a neighborhood party and everyone loved them!"

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