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Black Forest Cookie Bars

These Black Forest Cookie Bars are the dreamiest combination of cherry and chocolate I have ever had!

Black Forest Cookie Bars - Honestly one of the BEST things I have ever made or eaten! #valentinesday #dessert #blackforestcake

This easy recipe for Black Forest Cookie Bars is a fun and incredibly scrumptious take on the traditional black forest cake. The flavors and textures in this festive dessert will make you swoon!

Black Forest Cookie Bars - Honestly one of the BEST things I have ever made or eaten! #valentinesday #dessert #blackforestcake

I have never been a huge fan of cherry desserts. I love the fruit itself, but I never cared much for cherry pie, ice cream, or even cherry chocolate cookies. I don’t know why.

These bars have completely changed my feelings for cherry desserts. I can tell you with complete honesty that this is one of the best things I have ever made or eaten in my life! Seriously!

Black Forest Cookie Bars - Honestly one of the BEST things I have ever made or eaten! #valentinesday #dessert #blackforestcake

The base of these bars is a fudge brownie like cookie that will make you sing! Quite delicious all on it’s own, but I didn’t stop there. I topped the chocolate base with cherries, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and condensed milk.  The cherries mix with the condensed milk, turning it the prettiest pink and giving it a soft, sweet cherry flavor. The result is a gooey, cherry chocolate delight that will have even the cherry naysayers back for seconds!

Black Forest Cookie Bars - Honestly one of the BEST things I have ever made or eaten! #valentinesday #dessert #blackforestcake

Step aside, Black Forest Cake, these Black Forest Cookie Bars are taking over!

*****Save your cherry juice to make this killer recipe!!*****

Black Forest Cookie Bars - Honestly one of the BEST things I have ever made or eaten! #valentinesday #dessert #blackforestcake


Black Forest Cookie Bars

Serves 32
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 22 minutes
Total time 37 minutes
These Black Forest Cookie Bars are a cherry chocolate delight! These ooey, gooey bars are the ultimate Black Forest treat and one of the BEST dessert ever!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries (drained)
  • 7oz sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)


Cookie Base
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large microwave safe bowl melt the butter. Stir in cocoa and sugar until smooth. Stir in eggs and salt until well combined. Mix in flour until fully incorporated. Spread into a greased 9x13" pan.
Step 2
Sprinkle chocolate chips, marshmallows, and chopped cherries over the cookie base. Pour condensed milk evenly over bars.
Bake for 22 minutes and let cool completely before cutting into bars.

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25 Responses to “Black Forest Cookie Bars”

  1. What a fun recipe!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted..Loaded Maple Bacon Donut FriesMy Profile

  2. I love how colorful these bars are, I haven’t been one for cherries but I just might have to change that!
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  3. There went my will power.
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  4. Joelen says:

    Oh my… this is going to be devoured by my man since he loves black forest anything! Thank you for sharing and your pics are fantastic!

  5. Dina says:

    this is full of ooey gooey goodness. yum!
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  6. I’m sorry I just completely lost all track of my thoughts while I was starring at that picture – YUM!
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  7. Angie says:

    These cookie bars look so decadent!
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  8. Julie says:

    Love the chocolate cherry combo!
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  9. Black Forest Cake was my grandmother’s favorite! These bars brought back some delicious memories. Thanks!
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  10. I’ll take two please! Delish!!!
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  11. Samantha says:

    I started to instantly salivate after looking at these photos!!!

  12. I love how colorful these Black Forest Cookies are! I could eat the whole tray!
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  13. whoaaaa these look so over the top delicious!
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious recently posted..Honey-Ginger Latte + Nespresso VertuoLine ReviewMy Profile

  14. I love Black Forest Cake so I assume these cookies must be terrific!! Thanks for the recipe :)
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  15. OMG, yum! I want the whole plate of these cookie bars! :)
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  16. Such a fun recipe! I love these colors! I would devour these in seconds. I wouldn’t even share. Because that’s how I roll…


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