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Cherry Almond Bars

 Cherry Almond Bars
“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.
48 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.