Checkered Cherry Squares

Made with a light, fluffy pastry dough and shaped into little checkered squares

  • Servings: 12
  • Cook Time: Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Main Ingredient: Chocolate


  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 3/4 cup canned pitted tart cherries (drained)
  • 1/2 cup SugarTwin® SUCRALOSE Granulated White (Add additional 2 Tbsp.; divided)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped and toasted)
  • 9 sheets phyllo pastry (defrosted)
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine chocolate pieces, cherries, ½ cup SugarTwin® and walnuts. Put aside. Lay one phyllo sheet flat on work surface; spray lightly with cooking spray (butter flavor if possible). Place a second phyllo sheet over the buttered sheet; spray with cooking spray (butter flavor if possible). Repeat with a third phyllo sheet and a light coating of cooking spray. Cut the dough into four 4-inch wide strips. Place a large tablespoon of the chocolate-cherry filling 2-inches from the end of the strip. Diagonally fold the end of the pastry over the filling to make a 3-inch triangle. Continue folding in the manner of a flag. Place seam-side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Repeat filling and folding remaining 3 pastry strips. Sprinkle triangles with 2 tablespoons of SugarTwin®. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.