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Sacher Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


6-1/4 dozen

Is your mouth watering yet? This rich take on a Viennese classic using apricot preserves and chocolate left the Taste of Home tasters speechless. Unless you count "mmm." —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sacher Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper. Grease and flour the paper; set aside. In a microwave, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour.
  2. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, heat preserves until melted. Cut cake into four 7-1/2x5-in. rectangles. Spread half of the preserves over two rectangles. Top each with remaining cake and spread with remaining preserves. Cut into bars.
  4. In a microwave, melt semisweet chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 59 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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