Chocolate Cherry Bars

12 large bars

1 box fudge cake mix
21-ounce can cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
6-ounce package chocolate chips

Grease and flour a 9-by-13-inch pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract and eggs. Stir by hand until well mixed. Pour into pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Pour on frosting and cut into bars.

For frosting, combine all frosting ingredients except chocolate chips in a small saucepan. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove and stir in chocolate chips until smooth.