X-Treme Cherry Bars

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“These bright and cheery bars add pizzazz to any holiday cookie platter. You can make up your own combination of flavors by using different dried fruits and extracts with different Jell-o flavors to make an assortment of colorful bars. Kids will love them! Recipe from a Land O Lakes cookbook.”
48 bars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine butter and sugar in large mixer bowl.
  4. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
  5. Add Jell-o, and beat until well mixed.
  6. Add eggs and almond extract and beat well.
  7. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture.
  8. Beat until just combined.
  9. Stir in cranberries and almonds by hand.
  10. Spread batter into greased 15 x 10 jelly- roll pan.
  11. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; cut into bars.

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