German Chocolate Cherry Bars
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Ingredients
  • 6 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ c. butter
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. almond 1
  • ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ c. Cherry M&M's
  • Coconut Topping
  • ½ c. butter ⅓ c. light brown sugar ⅓ c. light corn syrup 1 c. toasted coconut ¾ c. sliced almonds 1 tsp. almond extract
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan combine chocolate, butter and sugar over low heat; stir constantly until chocolate is melted.
  2. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  3. In large bowl beat eggs, oil, and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and stir in 1 c. M&M's.
  5. Spread batter in greased 8x8 inch pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
  7. Cool completely; top with coconut topping and additional M&M's.
  8. Coconut Topping
  9. In large saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until thick and bubbly.
  10. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over cooled bars.
Notes
*Recipe adapted from The Great American Cookie Cookbook
Recipe by The 36th AVENUE at http://www.the36thavenue.com/german-chocolate-cherry-bars/