These two ingredients go together like peanut butter and jelly. You have that nutty crunch from the almonds while it compliments the sweetness from the cherries. A snack worth baking and munching.

How To Make Cherry Almond Bars

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Preparation:
30 mins
Cooking:
35 mins
Total:
1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
36

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat margarine
  • 2 tbsp sugar granulated
  • 2/3 cup almonds ground
  • 1/3 cup candied cherries finely chopped, plus 2 Tbs.
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease and line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. In another large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the ground almonds and cherries into the cream mixture. Mix the beaten egg with the milk and almond extract, and gradually beat into the creamed margarine and sugar.
  • Gradually add in the flour and baking powder mixture.
  • Turn into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 mins. You can use a skewer to check if it's well-done.
  • Take the bars out the oven. Remove the lining paper and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut the bars into square-shaped pieces before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg