Chocolate Cherry Bars Recipe: Easy Holiday Flavors

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Sep 29
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Cherry Chocolate Bars Recipe – These bars are a rich and moist variation of the traditional “gooey” brownie bars.

Bake a pan full of colorful brownie treats. They make wonderful food gifts to bring to the office at Holiday time.

In a hurry? Who does not like cherries or chocolate? Close your eyes and imagine the flavor of these fruit and nut chocolate bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars Recipe

Say the word around any member of this family and you will garner an instant reaction and complete attention.  Add the word brownie bar and you have them hook, line and sinker.

 Paradise Cherries Whole, Red, 16 Ounce

But what if we pushed the envelope and made cherry chocolate bars?

Thanks to the colorful addition of both red and green candied cherries, these gooey gems of baked goodness are particularly decorative when set on your Holiday season dessert tray.

We also include a batch of our best brownie – a perennial favorite at any time of the year.

A brownie by any other name…should taste so good.

My version is all dressed up for the Holidays with added red and green candied cherries.

Ready For A Cherry Chocolate Bars Recipe?

Cherry Chocolate Bars from the Paradise Fruit Company

Cherry Chocolate Bars from the Paradise Fruit Company

Here is the original recipe from the Paradise Fruit Company®.

  • Duration:30-40 minutes
  • Yield: 24? 12? or bite size squares.
  • Author: Paradise Fruit Company


  • 1 – 16oz. Candied Red Cherries (chopped)
  • 1 – 16oz. Candied Green Cherries (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups Pecan or Walnut pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 8 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda


  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Note: the company website lists a cookie sheet but surely this is a mistake. Use a 9×9 or 9×13 pan.
  • Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda, set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture until moistened.
  • Fold in candied fruit, nuts and chocolate morsels (batter will be thick).
  • Press into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.
  • Candied Fruit Nutritional Information.

ingredients for chocolate cherry bars recipe
Recipe and photo courtesy of Paradise Fruit Company in Plant City, Florida. Posted on local website with express permission from the company.

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