Chocolate Cherry Layer Bars
1 (18.25 ounce) box dark chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1 can ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9x 13-inch pan.
Combine all base ingredients at low speed until crumbly. Press in bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until set.
In small saucepan, combine gelatine and water, let stand 1 minute. Warm over low heat until gelatine dissolves. In small bowl, combine dissolved gelatine, frosting and cherries at low speed until well blended. Spread evenly over cooked base.
In small saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate chips and margarine, stirring constantly until well blended. Drizzle over filling. Refrigerator until firm; cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 48 bars.