Please the whole crowd when you bake these luscious Black Forest Bars for your next party. COOL WHIP and chocolate curls top cherry-filled devil's food cake in this delectable Black Forest Bars recipe.
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray.
Microwave 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted when stirred. Add butter, cake mix and 1 egg. Beat with mixer until crumbly.
Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture for later use; press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 min.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar in clean bowl with mixer until blended. Add remaining egg; mix well.
Spread cream cheese mixture over crust; cover with pie filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake 35 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 30 min. Meanwhile, make curls from remaining chocolate. (See tip.)
Cut dessert into 24 bars. Serve topped with the COOL WHIP and chocolate curls.
For more flavor, add 1 tsp. vanilla to cream cheese mixture along with the remaining egg.
Combine 1/2 cup cherry preserves and 1/4 cup dried cherries; use instead of the cherry pie filling.
Savor a serving of this crowd-pleasing dessert on special occasions.
Easy Chocolate Curls
Impress your friends and family by making chocolate curls like the pros. Simply heat chocolate slightly by microwaving 20 to 30 sec. or until you can just smudge the chocolate with your thumb. Draw a vegetable peeler down the edge of the chocolate to create chocolate curls. Curls are delicate, so handle carefully or place on dessert with a toothpick.
How to Easily Transfer the Chocolate Curls to Bars
Use toothpick to transfer the chocolate curls to the bars before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fiber 0.9119g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.