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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 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 15x10x1-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 115 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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