Festive Cake Bars

Use sugar cookie mix, maraschino cherries and ready-to-spread frosting to turn out easy-to-make bars.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/4
cup butter, melted
1/4
cup milk
2
eggs
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ whipped fluffy white frosting

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, beat cookie mix, butter, milk and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 20 seconds or until well mixed. Stir in cherries and almond extract. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 45 minutes. Frost with frosting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Chop maraschino cherries easily by snipping them with kitchen scissors. Drain on paper towels to absorb moisture.

Cake bars store well, tightly covered, in the freezer. Remove from freezer about two hours before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
95mg
95%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.