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Crunchy Almond Bars

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Toasted slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Candied cherries 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), halved
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate 6 Ounce (1 Package Or 1 Cup)
For simply sweet glaze
  Candied cherries 2 Tablespoon, sliced (For Garnish)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Sifted powdered sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Grease a 16" x 11" baking pan; set aside.
Preheat oven to 375° (190°C).
In a large mixer bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and creamy.
Beat in egg and almond extract.
Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
Stir in almonds, candied cherries, coconut and chocolate pieces.
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 20 minutes.
Cool slightly.
While baking, prepare Simply Sweet Glaze.
Drizzle glaze over warm cake.
Cut into 1" x 2" bars.
Garnish each bar with a cherry slice.
Simply Sweet Glaze: In a small saucepan, melt butter or margarine with milk over low heat.
Remove from heat.
Stir in powdered sugar until creamy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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