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Merry Cherry Bars

 

These bars have been a family favorite for Mary Wilhelm of Sparta for decades.
93

Yield

24

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

50

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 cup butter
room temperature
1 cup sugar
*
1 large eggs
½ teaspoon almond extract
*
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup maraschino cherries
divided
*
¾ cup candy coated chocolate pieces
M&M's or Smarties
*
1 cup powdered sugar
5 teaspoons maraschino cherries
juice or water
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Lightly coat 15-by-10-by-inch pan with vegetable oil spray.

In large bowl, combine butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Blend in egg and extract.

Stir in flour, then add ½ cup of the cherries.

Spread into prepared pan, using wet fingers. Sprinkle with remaining cherries and M?&?Ms.

Bake in preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown.

Combine powdered sugar and cherry juice or water and mix until smooth.

Drizzle over bars.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 27g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13055% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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