• 15servings
  • 40minutes
  • 227calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  2. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  3. 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed

  4. 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

  5. 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  6. 1/2 cup sugar

  7. 1/3 cup baking cocoa

  8. 1 egg, lightly beaten

  9. 1/4 cup 2% milk

  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  11. 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

  12. Additional maraschino cherries, halved

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home Place the flour, brown sugar and butter in a food processor; cover and process until fine crumbs form. Stir in walnuts. Set aside 3/4 cup for topping.

  2. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom of an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until set.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and cocoa until smooth. Add the egg, milk and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in chopped cherries. Pour over crust; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  5. Cut into bars; top each with a cherry half. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 bars.


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