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TREASURE CHEST BARS Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Edna Owen
Added: Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter
2 unbeaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c milk
1/2 c mixed nuts
1 c well-drained maraschino cherry halves
1 (4 1/2 oz) milk chocolate candy bar, cut into small pieces, or 1 c semisweet chocolate morsels

Directions:
Directions:
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Add sugars gradually to butter, creaming thoroughly. Blend in eggs; beat well after each, and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk; begin and end with dry ingredients. Blend well after each addition. Stir in nuts, cheery halves, and chocolate. Turn into 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan or two 9x9 inch pans, greased and floured on bottom. Bake at 325 for 25 to 30 minutes. Frost warm. Cool. Cut in bars or squares. Store covered with plastic wrap.

Frosting: Brown 1/4 c butter over medium heat until deep brown. Removed from heat. Blend in 2 c sifted powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Add 2 tbsp milk; beat until smooth.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 3 dozen bars.

 

 

 

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