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Canterbury Cherry Bars Recipe

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8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1/4 cup honey
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup Maraschino cherries
1/2 cup raisins

1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, margarine, sugar and egg; mix well. Stir in honey. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients; add nuts, cherries and raisins. Toss lightly to coat fruit. Gradually add cream cheese mixture to the flour mixture. Pour into greased and floured 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until done. Icing: Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir until blended and smooth. Drizzle over warm cookies; cool. Cut into bars.

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Personal Notes:
This is a very old recipe that mom found in the local paper. She would make them every Christmas for family and friends!




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