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Cherry Almond Bars Recipe

Cherry Almond Bars Recipe

“A sweet Japanese lady I used to work for gave me this recipe. It is so easy and so festive-looking - and delicious,” writes Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped red and/or green maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 2. Sprinkle with raisins, cherries and almonds; drizzle with milk. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 115 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.