Cherry-Almond Bars

Cherry-Almond Bars

Love cherries? Make these sweet and easy bars.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

bars

Bars
1
jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
eggs
1
cup sliced almonds
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
Almond-Cherry Glaze
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
2
to 3 teaspoons reserved maraschino cherry juice
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Drain cherries, reserving juice for Almond-Cherry Glaze. Chop cherries; set aside. In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar with spoon. Press in ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Bake about 10 minutes or until set.
  2. In medium bowl, beat eggs with fork. Stir in cherries and all remaining Bar ingredients. Spread over baked layer.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, mix all Almond-Cherry Glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle cooled bars with glaze. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 2 rows. Cut each bar diagonally in half to form triangles.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know
Maraschino cherries are soaked in a sugar syrup and dyed red or green. Red cherries are flavored with almond; green cherries are flavored with mint.
How-To
Line the baking pan with foil to make cleanup and cutting bars easy.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 135
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.