Chocolate Cherry Magic Bars

I have been seeing Magic Bars all over the Internet.  I have had Magic Bars before, but never made them myself.  Once I saw these Brownie Peanut Butter Magic Bars with a Brownie Crust by Crazy for Crust, I knew I needed to try Magic Bars.
I decided to make a variation of Magic Bars for Valentine’s Day using the seasonal Cherry M&M’s.  I was able to find the M&M’s at Target, but if you cannot find them you can always use regular M&M’s.  Chocolate and fruit combinations are always great for Valentine’s Day and Chocolate and Cherries are no exception.
These Magic Bars are so good.  They start with a brownie crust, then a layer of maraschino cherries, a layer of milk chocolate chips, a layer of dark chocolate chips, a layer of Cherry M&M’s, and sweetened condensed milk poured all over the layers.
These bars were so delicious, I really love the combination of all the cherry flavors and the chocolate.  These were so ooey and gooey, but were also good cold.  These bars were really rich, so I recommend just a small piece at a time.  I hope you enjoy these great Valentine’s Day treats.
Chocolate Cherry Magic Bars

Chocolate Cherry Magic Bars


  • 1 box Brownie mix (19 ounces), dry
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, quartered and patted dry
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cherry M&Ms
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13 inch pan with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.
  3. Beat the brownie mix, butter, egg, and maraschino cherry juice until combined. The mixture will be thick. Press the mixture into the bottom of the 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the maraschino cherries, milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and cherry M&M's on top of the brownie crust. Pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges of the brownie begin to brown. Let the bars cool completely before slicing. If desired, refrigerate to cool the bars faster.
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  1. I want to taste some magic!!

  2. These bars look AMAZING!!! Pinning … Thanks for the yummy recipe!! 😉

  3. Wow, these look fantastic! I saw the cherry m&m’s at Publix today. I almost bought a bag but I resisted the urge. I still might break down and buy a bag, LOL. Thanks for sharing. Pinning and sharing on my Facebook page!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  4. I love all magic bars!

  5. Ok, this one is the kind of ugly that makes my mouth water. How does that work? It looks gooey, chewy, gnarly, delicious. Fun fun. Lynaea @

  6. Hey lady,
    Just stopping by to let you know that I will be featuring these in my Favorite Finds post tomorrow morning. Hope you have a great weekend! :)


  7. Your Chocolate Cherry Magic Bars look delicious. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. woooha!! those gooey things look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.

  9. look what recipe is featured in today Friday Food Freny this week:) congrats perfect for the season. Feel free to link up again this week you have some amazing recipes.

  10. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!


  11. I absolutely love magic bars, and these ones with a brownie crust and cherry goodness sound incredible! Thanks for sharing!