Festive Cake Bars

Use sugar cookie mix, maraschino cherries and ready-to-spread frosting to turn out easy-to-make bars.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
1/4
cup butter, melted
1/4
cup milk
2
eggs
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, stems removed, coarsely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
tub (12 oz) whipped fluffy white frosting
2
tablespoons red sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour. In medium bowl, beat cookie mix, butter, milk and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed about 20 seconds or until well mixed. Stir in cherries and almond extract. Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 45 minutes. Frost with frosting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • 3 Measure red sugar into bowls. Press 2-inch cookie cutter lightly into frosting of bar to make imprint of design; remove cutter. Dip cutter into sugar; place on imprint in frosting to make design.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    180
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    20g
    20%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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