Festive Cake Bars

Festive Cake Bars

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

bars

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
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker® red sugar
  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.
  3. Measure red sugar into bowls. Press 2-inch cookie cutter lightly into frosting of bar to make imprint of design; remove cutter. Dip cutter into sugar; place on imprint in frosting to make design.
Makes 24 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen 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:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.