Hale Groves Chocolate Chip Cherry Bars

The Hale Groves Team

Even the name of these tasty treats sounds sumptuous! Sweet Bing cherries, decadent dark chocolate, a warm and chewy blondie base…this easy-to-make summertime dessert will be the first to disappear at your potluck picnic, so be sure to make plenty.


1 c. Hale Groves Sweet Mountain Bing Cherries, pitted

½ c. unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)

1 c. light brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. salt, optional

1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° Line 8”x8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt butter (about 60 seconds), then add brown sugar; stir to combine. Add egg and vanilla; stir to combine. Add flour and salt and stir until just combined (do not overmix).
  • Fold in chocolate chips and cherries (you can either half the cherries first or leave them whole) and pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing it lightly with a spatula. Bake until edges begin to pull away from pan slight and center is set (about 27-32 minutes).
  • Let bars cool for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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