Chocolate-covered cherries are a big favorite with many fans of candy. This lusciously-rich combination is one that can't be compared to any other type of candy, since it's in a class all it's own! And once you start eating them, staying out of them gets to be too difficult! Yet, there's something very satisfying about this classic flavor combination.
I have a recipe for a dessert that takes cherries and chocolate to another level and that's in a cobbler! "Yummy Chocolate Cherry Cobbler" is one that you'll like, if you enjoy cherries and chocolate. This uses several convenience products, so making it isn't a problem at all. You basically open up the packages and layer everything, except for the cobbler portion, which is mixed together.
You start off with a package of sugar cookie mix and reserve part of it for the cobbler's topping. The remaining mix is mixed with milk, eggs and spices to form a thick batter. This is poured into a 9x13 inch pan. This is now topped with cherry pie filling and chocolate morsels. The reserved cookie mix is sprinkled over the top. It's now ready for baking and when it's done, you'll have a thick cake portion, surround by cherries and chocolate. To make it extra tasty, top it with some whipped topping or ice cream. It's great no matter how you serve it!
This would also be an easy recipe for the young cook to make. It's simple enough to make with little supervision. And if you have a young cook that would like to try their hand at baking a cake, I gave a recipe sometime back for "Short-Cut Pound Cake", which is a one-bowl, one operation cake that anyone can make. Here's the link to get the recipe:
Try this fabulous combination of chocolate and cherries in an easy, new way!
YUMMY CHOCOLATE-CHERRY COBBLER
- 1 (1 lb., 1.5 oz) pkg. sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Measure 1 cup of the dry cookie mix and set aside. In a large bowl, combine milk and eggs, beating with a fork until blended. Add remaining sugar cookie mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over the top of batter and spread gently. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels and reserved cookie mix. Bake for 40 minutes or until top is firm. Serve warm or cool, plain or with whipped topping or ice cream.