Enjoy these bars made using cherries and topped with chocolate - a delicious baked dessert.
jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries
cup powdered sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
teaspoon almond extract
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
red candied cherries, cut into fourths, if desired
Heat oven to 325°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 300°F). Drain maraschino cherries, reserving liquid. Finely chop maraschino cherries.
In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid and almond extract with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Beat in flour and salt until well mixed. Stir in maraschino cherries. On bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, spread dough.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chocolate is softened; spread chocolate evenly over bars with spatula. Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes. For diamond shapes, cut bars diagonally into 8 rows by 6 rows. Garnish with candied cherries.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Bar
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.