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Cherry Bars with Milk Chocolate Chips

These sweet cherry bars are packed with chunks of cherries and melted milk chocolate chips!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author foodnessgracious

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the brown sugar and butter together until creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Gradually add the flour and mix on low until well combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and cherries and fold them through the batter with a heavy spatula.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread to the sides evenly.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes and then let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.