Chocolate Cherry Dessert

Chocolate Cherry DessertI love church potlucks! Not only are there tables overflowing with good food, but there’s the unique opportunity for a wise cook to try out a new recipe on an unsuspecting crowd.

If it’s a hit, you proudly claim it. If it isn’t, you sneak it quickly out to the car without acknowledging that you made it!

I used a recent potluck to try out a new chocolate dessert, and I’m glad to report that it was a hit. And yes, I claimed it as my own!

Chocolate Cherry Dessert

Crust: Mix 3 cups of crushed Oreo cookies with  2/3 cup of melted butter. Press it into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely.

Filling: Mix together 2 – 14 oz. jars sweetened condensed milk, 2/3 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoons almond flavoring, and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Fold in 2 cups of Cool Whip.

Spoon over cookie crust.

Cover with 2 cans of cherry pie filling.

Refrigerate and enjoy!