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Maraschino Cherry Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Maraschino Cherry Bars, by , is from Our Family Cookbook - 2nd Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Erica Jennen
Added: Monday, November 3, 2008


2 C. flour
1/3 C. sugar
3/4 C. margarine or butter, softened
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 C. firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (reserve juice)
1/2 C. chopped walnuts or pecans
2 T. butter
2 1/2 C. powdered sugar
3-4 T. reserved cherry juice

Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, mix the first three ingredients. Press into ungreased 9X13 pan. Bake crust for 12-15 min. In small bowl mix the filling ingredients well. Pour over crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool. In a small bowl combine frosting ingredients. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled bars.




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