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Sacher Bars

 Sacher Bars
Is your mouth watering yet? This rich take on a Viennese classic using apricot preserves and chocolate left the Taste of Home tasters speechless. Unless you count "mmm." —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
75 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with
  • waxed paper. Grease and flour the paper; set aside. In a microwave,
  • melt butter and unsweetened chocolate; stir until smooth. In a large
  • bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture.
  • Gradually add flour.
  • Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool 10
  • minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, heat preserves until melted. Cut cake into four
  • 7-1/2x5-in. rectangles. Spread half of the preserves over two
  • rectangles. Top each with remaining cake and spread with remaining
  • preserves. Cut into bars.
  • In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle

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Directions (continued)

  • over bars. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in
  • the refrigerator. Yield: 6-1/4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.