Black Forest Cake Bars


Yummy! Store covered in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
47 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 47 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 54 mins
20 cake bars


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package double chocolate-chunk cookie mix

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 egg, at room temperature

  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, divided

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Stir cookie mix, oil, and egg together in a large bowl until a soft dough forms. Drop 3 heaping tablespoons of dough on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart to make 3 cookies.

  3. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until set, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet, 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  4. Press remaining dough evenly into the bottom of the baking pan.

  5. Measure 1 cup cherry pie filling into a small bowl and reserve for the topping; cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

  6. Beat cream cheese, remaining cherry pie filling, and white sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended, about 2 minutes. Spread cream cheese mixture over dough.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

  8. Spread whipped topping over cream cheese layer. Top with spoonfuls of the reserved pie filling. Crumble cookies into coarse crumbs and sprinkle on top. Chill until flavors blend, at least 1 hour. Cut into 20 bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

314 Calories
19g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 314
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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