3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar, reserving 1 Tbsp.
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
3 oz. dried cherries
2/3 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Adjust oven racks to divide in thirds. Preheat oven to 350*F. Spray an 8″ square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir in cherries. In another small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until just blended. Spread in prepared pan and sprinkle with the tablespoon of reserved sugar. Bake in the upper third of oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center is covered with very moist crumbs. Be careful not to overbake. Cook completely in pan before cutting into 16 equal bars.