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Spiced Chocolate Cherry Bars
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Spice Islands®

Spiced Chocolate Cherry Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

24 bars

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

Dash Spice Islands® Ground Cloves

Dash salt

1 cup butter OR margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup dried cherries

6 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a bowl until well mixed.  Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. 

Add eggs and vanilla: beat until light and fluffy.  Slowly add flour mixture, beating at low speed just until combined.  Stir in cherries and white chocolate.  Spread in greased 13 x 9-inch pan.  Sprinkle with pecans.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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