1/2 c. butter
4 squares (1 oz. each)
unsweetened chocolate
2 c. sugar
1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 t. vanilla
1-1/2 c. halved red and/or green
candied cherries, divided
1 c. chopped walnuts

In a heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Cool for 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1-1/4 c. cherries and walnuts.

Transfer to a greased 9x13" baking pan. Arrange remaining cherries over top. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Makes 2 dozen