Chocolate-Cherry Fudge Bars

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Chocolate-Cherry Fudge Bar Recipes Recipe
Makes 3 doz. or 36 servings, one bar each


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4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries with 7 Tbsp. of the juice reserved, divided
2 ounces (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar


Prep: 25 Minutes

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 13- x 9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Grease foil. Set aside.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add granulated sugar; mix well. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and dry pudding mix; mix well. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cherries and 1/3 cup of the reserved cherry juice; spread into prepared pan.

BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool in pan on wire rack.

MIX cream cheese, powdered sugar and remaining cherry juice until well blended. Drizzle over cooled dessert; top with remaining 1/4 cup cherries. Use foil handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into bars. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 140
Total fat: 6 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 85 mg
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 16 g
Protein: 1 g
Vitamin A: 4% DV
Vitamin C: 0% DV
Calcium: 0% DV
Iron: 4% DV

Created date

March 2010