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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Diamonds

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Chocolate-Covered Cherry Diamonds
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 48
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Enjoy these bars made using cherries and topped with chocolate - a delicious baked dessert.

Ingredients

1
jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries
1
cup powdered sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
12
red candied cherries, cut into fourths, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F (if using dark or nonstick pan, heat oven to 300°F). Drain maraschino cherries, reserving liquid. Finely chop maraschino cherries.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid and almond extract with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Beat in flour and salt until well mixed. Stir in maraschino cherries. On bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan, spread dough.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 4 Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let stand about 5 minutes or until chocolate is softened; spread chocolate evenly over bars with spatula. Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes. For diamond shapes, cut bars diagonally into 8 rows by 6 rows. Garnish with candied cherries.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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