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Chocolate-Cherry Squares

Posted by On 18-12-2021
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Chocolate-Cherry Squares

Straight from the Human Resource Office is Brenda’s Chocolate-Cherry Squares. This one is sure to be on your nice list this holiday season.

Chocolate-Cherry Squares – Crumb Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350*. In a large mixer bowl combine flour, butter, and brown sugar. Blend on low speed to form fine crumbs, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Reserve ¾ cup crumb mixture for topping; pat remain crumbs in an ungreased square pan, 9x2x2 inches. Bake 10 mins or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, prepare the Filling.

Cherry Squares – Filling Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped red candied cherries
  • About 3 dozen halved cherries for topping the squares.

In a small mixer bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until fluffy. Add cocoa, milk, egg, and vanilla; beat until smooth. Fold in cherries.

Spread over warm crust. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture; garnish with cherry halves. Return to oven: bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool; cut into squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Yields about 3 dozen squares.

Festive Fact∴

Did you know that home-made candied cherries (aka Glacé Cherries) can last up to one year in the fridge!

So why not make your own with this simple recipe

Printable Copy of Brenda’s Chocolate-Cherry Squares

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