This rich, decadent Chocolate Cherry Bars recipe becomes an enjoyable and festive treat for Santa, your special valentine or anyone who loves a sweet treat. And who doesn't love a brownie with HERSHEY'S Cocoa, then layered with a rich cream cheese filling? Top that with bursts of maraschino cherries and HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Chips, and you've got a great chocolate cherry bars recipe! The luscious and festive flavors of chocolate and cherries make any holiday or special occasion magical. Especially this delightful Chocolate and Cherries Fudge Torte that's spot-on for a romantic evening on Valentine's Day or an anniversary celebration. With a bit of imagination, you can adapt it for the holidays by arranging the HERSHEY'S KISSES and cherries on top to form a stocking or an ornament instead of a heart.
Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar, 3 eggs, 1-1/2 cups flour and almonds; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1 egg, remaining 1/3 cup flour, sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Pour over baked layer; sprinkle chocolates and cherries over top. Return to oven.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until cold, 6 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Cover; refrigerate leftover bars.
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