Cherry Chocolate Bars

 When we lived in Utah, there was a HUGE, old cherry tree in the yard. About fall-time every year, hundreds of cherries would be perfect for picking (at least the ones we could reach)….and as much time as we spent, we never even got close to getting them all. What do you do with that many cherries? Get creative and try new things, of course! My hubby’s favorite are these Cherry Chocolate Bars!

Cherry Chocolate Bars / Busy Mom's Helper


  • 1 cup Margarine, softened
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 12-ounce package Vanilla milk chips
  • 1 12-ounce package Chocolate milk chips
  • 2 cups Dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan, set aside.
  2. Combine margarine, sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla to sugar mixture. Mix in.
  3. In separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder, then slowly add to mixture. Stir in milk chips, cherries and nuts.
  4. Spread evenly into pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly brown. Let cool before cutting.

Notes: I used a fork to mix instead of an electric mixer, and it worked great, plus easier to clean. We serve this warm with vanilla ice cream over it; a nice little fruit and chocolate addition!

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7 Responses to “Cherry Chocolate Bars”

  • Wow this looks great! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Six Sisters 🙂

  • Oh. My. Gosh. My mouth is watering right now. I may have to run out and get the ingredients for this later!!

    • Thanks so much, Annie! Let me know if you try it, and what you think! When I got this post up, my hubby asked me to make them AGAIN already….definitely one of his favorites!

    • Glad you stopped by, Amy! If you try it, let me know what you think or if you switch stuff that makes it better 🙂 Have a great week!

  • Stopping by from the Best of the Weekend party! I adore the combination of chocolate and cherry. These bars wouldn’t last a day in my house!

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