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This recipe for CHOCOLATE CHERRY SQUARES, by , is from Mary Jo's Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Jo Creevy
Added: Monday, November 3, 2008


1 c. flour
1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Red candied cherries, halved

Heat oven to 350. Mix flour, butter and brown sugar. Blend on low, stir in nuts. Reserve 3/4 c. crumb mixture for topping; pat remaining crumbs into ungreased square pan 9x9x2". Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare Filling; spread over warm crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; garnish with cherry halves. Return to oven; bake 25 minutes. Cool; cut into squares. Store, covered in frig.

1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. Hershey's cocoa
1/4 c. milk
1 egg
1/4 t. vanilla extract
1/4 c. chopped red candied cherries

Combine cream cheese and sugar; beat until fluffy. Add cocoa, milk, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Fold in cherries.





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