Bursts of maraschino cherry shine through rich cream cheese topping for these perfect holiday brownies. Chocolate and cherry bars make a great addition to a dessert buffet, Santa's plate or gifts for neighbors. Just make sure you save some for yourself.
Heat oven to 350°F. Generously grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat; stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar, 3 eggs, 1-1/2 cups flour and almonds; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1 egg, remaining 1/3 cup flour, sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Pour over baked layer; sprinkle chocolates and cherries over top. Return to oven.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until set and edges are golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate until cold, 6 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Cover; refrigerate leftover bars.
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