My husband’s birthday was last month and he requested a cherry cobbler for dessert. As I started making it, I asked him what he would think if I added cocoa powder into my usual topping mixture. He opted out and said he didn’t want an experiment for his birthday dessert. He followed that up by saying “not that your experiments aren’t delicious” because he’s smart like that. So, he got his traditional cherry cobbler.
However, I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of a chocolate cherry cobbler. So one day last week when we needed something for dessert, I decided it was time to finally try it out. It turned out so good! Each bite tastes like a chocolate covered cherry on a spoon. I will warn you though that it is very sweet, so if you prefer your desserts a little less sweet, you can leave out the chocolate chips.
Chocolate Cherry Cobbler
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1 c. oats
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. flour
- 1/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1/2 c. butter, cut into pieces
1. Pour cherry pie filling into a small casserole dish. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together oats, sugar, flour and cocoa powder until combined. Cut butter into the oat mixture with a pastry cutter, two knives or your hands until crumbly, making sure to leave some bigger clumps as well.
3. Spoon oat mixture on top of the cherries. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until set. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream on top.
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