12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner – Cherry Bing Bars

These Cherry Bing Bars, quickly became a holiday favorite. They are full of delicious flavor with just the right amount of cherry. They are so easy to make, and every one will love these.

Fruity flavors and chocolate just go together. I don’t know what it is, but I love the combination.

I have never really tried making these myself, until I read the recipe and decided these Cherry Bing Bars actually looked pretty easy.

Sure enough, they were so easy, and so delicious. They have just the right amount of cherry and chocolate. This has now become a family tradition at our house.

It’s just not Christmas without these Cherry Bing Bars!

the story behind the recipe

In honor of our cookbook, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters? Stuff, we hosted a recipe contest to find YOUR favorite holiday recipes.

After a lot of baking, cooking and sampling we have chosen 12 of our reader’s favorite recipes. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Today we are featuring Cherry Bing Bars submitted by Robin Plante.

This is one of Robin’s favorite Christmas goodies. She found it crazy that you could never find cherry chips other than the holidays.

Robin and her sister would get so excited when they would see them in the cupboard.  That meant mom was going to be making Cherry Bing Bars soon.

They didn’t last long at her house.  This is a delicious dessert, all the way from South Dakota. These are so easy to make and our family loved them too.

what could I use in place of the peanut butter and peanuts

I am a huge peanut butter fan. I am the person that goes at it with a spoon.

However, I have recently found a love for almond butter. It is so delicious, and has the best texture. It is so thick and creamy, with an amazing almond flavor.

I have made this recipe using almond butter, instead of peanut butter, and it was just as delicious.

I would also recommend switching out the peanuts for almonds as well.

I have also tried making this with cashew butter and it was also very yummy. I replace the peanuts with cashews, and it was a holiday hit. Everyone loved it.

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Serves: 30

12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner - Cherry Bing Bars

A simple chocolate and cherry dessert that is rich and creamy!

40 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 12 regular sized marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 10 to 11 ounces cherry chips (1 package)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11.5 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup salted peanuts (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, milk, marshmallows and margarine in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes stirring the entire time.
  4. Remove from heat and add cherry chips and vanilla.
  5. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch lightly greased pan and let cool.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and add peanut butter and chopped peanuts.
  7. Mix together well and spread over the cherry mixture and chill in fridge until set.

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Cuisines
American
Occasions
Christmas
New Year's Eve
Valentine's Day
Winter
Courses
Dinner
Allergy
egg free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

7318 cal

Fat

476 g

Carbs

725 g

Protein

143 g
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41 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Recipe Contest Winner – Cherry Bing Bars”

    • You can order them on line. Wal Mart sells Log House Cherry Baking Chips in a 10 ounce bag. If you have a kitchen/cooking store in your area, they sell all flavors of chips. A lot of the stores sell them during the holidays. Amazon also sells Cherry Baking Chips, but they are cheaper if you can find them in the grocery store. Hope this helps!!
  1. Can you use other chips (like not cherry) for this recipe too? I don't like cherry flavors but I'm curious if some other sort of berry chip (I'm not sure what kind because I don't know what kinds are available, never even knew there were cherry chips before today!) would work! What do you think? :)
  2. Carol Evans
    These Cherry Bing Bars looks really yummy, but unfortunately we have a peanut allergy in our household. Has anyone tried these without the peanuts & peanut butter? If so, did you substitute something else instead or just leave them out? Thanks!
  3. Anne Cassidy
    I've been making these at Christmas time for over 30 years. I send them to my 5 brothers every year, but finding the cherry chips is a challenge for me. At times my sisters have found them where they live and mailed them to me. Once, when even they couldn't locate any, and my youngest brother heard he would be without his favorite Christmas treat, he ordered a case online and split them between his 3 sisters!
  4. Frustrated. I followed the recipe exactly, boiled the mixture the precise amount of time, coated my aluminum foil plenty and it was a disaster. The bottom never set up, it separated from the chocolate, and it all stuck to the foil. When I scooped it off the foil, though, it tasted delicious as I was throwing it away. Open to any suggestions!
    • We have not used marshmallow creme in place of the marshmallows, but this is what I found when I googled it for you. According to Kraft-General Foods Inc., a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme may be used in place of 4 cups of miniature marshmallows or 40 large marshmallows when making Rice Krispies treats. So this recipes calls for 12 big marshmallows which would equal about 1/4 of the marshmallow creme container. Hope this helps. Keep us posted!!
  5. What makes my Cherry layer and chocolate layer separate? I let the cherry layer cool before I poured the chocolate on and they both set up beautifully, but as soon as I cut them, they fell apart? This has happened the last couple of years. I didn't have this trouble other years and I followed your recipe completely.

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