These cherry chocolate chip bars are made with wholesome ingredients and are vegan friendly, as well as refined sugar free and gluten free. Perfect and simple dessert to make and share all summer long!
When I was little, my grandma would buy those boxes of Queen Anne cordial cherries each year around Christmas time. I wasn’t really a fan, but she would savor each little chocolate covered cherry, pretty sparingly too, one here..two there, until the box was finished. For the longest time I wasn’t a fan of cherries. Probably because I had never tasted a fresh one, only cherry cough syrup, maraschino cherries, those packaged cherry hand pies at the gas station, and grandma’s cordial cherries.
I wasn’t the most cultured child, haha! 🙈
So imagine my surprise when I tasted a real, fresh cherry for the first time. What I want to know is how and why they make cherry flavored foods so disgusting if real cherries are so delicious?? 🤔
Sometimes I’ll go down an aisle at the store and see those little red boxes of cordial cherries and smile. Chocolate-cherry combos will always remind me of my sweet grandma. And I actually do like the flavor combo, as long as it’s made with fresh cherries.. not artificially dyed cherries soaked in a sickeningly sweet syrup. 😝
These bars have pockets of melty chocolate and chunks of sweet cherries with a cookie dough-like center. They’re also vegan friendly, refined sugar free, and gluten-free too! I hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as we did!Print