Black Forest Bars

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Ready in: 150 minutes
Prep Time: 80 minutes
Cook Time: 70 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
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  • 1/4 cup almond flour
    Gluten Free;Health Foods;Baking
  • 1 cup cherry jam
    Nut butters, Jams, and Honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
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  • 3/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
    Dried Fruits;Produce
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2/3 cup sugar
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  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
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  • 1 1/2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
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Steps

  • Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides; coat with cooking spray.
  • Whisk the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, almond flour and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium low; beat in the flour mixture until combined.
  • Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking dish in a thin layer with damp hands. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake until the chocolate layer is set, 25 to 30 minutes; let cool completely in the pan.
  • Meanwhile, combine the jam, dried cherries, lemon juice, cornstarch, almond extract and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the dried cherries soften and the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • Spread over the chocolate layer and let cool completely.
  • Lift the bars out of the pan using the foil.
  • Put the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until smooth; drizzle on the bars.
  • Let stand until the chocolate sets, then cut into squares.
  • Photograph by Levi Brown

Nutrition

  • Calories: 188.62  cal  (9.43%)
  • Fat: 9.04  g  (13.9%)
  • Saturated Fat: 5.33  g  (33.33%)
  • Carbohydrates: 26.23  g  (8.74%)
  • Sugar: 15.55  g  (17.27%)
  • Cholesterol: 20.62  mg  (6.87%)
  • Sodium: 56.71  mg  (2.47%)
  • Protein: 1.8  g  (3.59%)
  • Vitamin A: 370.4  IU  (7.41%)
  • Manganese: 0.11  mg  (5.3%)
  • Fiber: 1.25  g  (5.01%)
  • Selenium: 3.31  µg  (4.74%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.07  mg  (4.43%)
  • Folate: 16.89  µg  (4.22%)
  • Iron: 0.71  mg  (3.97%)
  • Copper: 0.07  mg  (3.7%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.06  mg  (3.63%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.51  mg  (2.55%)
  • Phosphorus: 25.39  mg  (2.54%)
  • Magnesium: 8.73  mg  (2.18%)
  • Vitamin C: 1.74  mg  (2.11%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.26  mg  (1.73%)
  • Calcium: 17.35  mg  (1.73%)
  • Potassium: 46.27  mg  (1.32%)
  • Zinc: 0.17  mg  (1.12%)

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