Cherry-Macaroon Bars

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1
roll (18 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 1/2
cups chopped slivered almonds
1
egg
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2
cups soft coconut macaroon cookie crumbs (about six 1 3/4-inch cookies)
1
jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries, drained, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF (325°F for dark pan). In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough; press evenly in pan to form crust. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the almonds; firmly press into dough. Bake 11 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat egg. Stir in condensed milk and almond extract until smooth. Stir in cookie crumbs.
  • 3
    Remove partially baked crust from oven. Carefully spread crumb macaroon mixture over crust to edges. Sprinkle with cherries and remaining 1/2 cup almonds; press into crumb mixture.
  • 4
    Return to oven; bake 18 to 23 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and filling is set.
  • 5
    In small microwavable dish, microwave chocolate chips on High 15 to 30 seconds or until melted and can be stirred smooth. Drizzle over warm bars. Cool completely on wire rack, about 1 1/2 hours. Cut into bars.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Use your fingers to crumble the soft macaroons into crumbs for the filling in these rich bars.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
155
Calories from Fat
65
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
11g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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