Gooey Cherry Bars

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Cherry and nut layer bars which are very festive for all December holidays.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 bars

Ingredients

  • 2.3299999237061 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, white sugar and 3/4 cup butter until crumbly. Press into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, until light brown.

  4. In a food processor, combine eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and baking powder and process until smooth. Pour in cherries and walnuts and pulse until just chopped and incorporated, but not pulverized. Pour over crust.

  5. Bake 25 minutes, until center is set.

  6. To frost, cream together confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons butter and 4 tablespoons cherry juice until fluffy. Frost cooled dessert and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 39mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.