See how life is like a bowl of cherries with these Canterbury Cherry Bars! Your whole family will love these delicious cherry bars, featuring cream cheese!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 36 servings
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup honey
2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped drained maraschino cherries, divided
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1-1/3 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg; mix well. Blend in honey; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cherries, the pecans and raisins.
Spread into greased and floured 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle over warm bars. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cherries. Cool completely. Cut into 36 bars.
Looking for something sweet? One serving of this treat will hit the spot when served with a cold glass of fat free milk.
Prepare as directed, substituting candied fruit for the maraschino cherries and adding 1 tsp. salt to the flour mixture.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 0.8079g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 3 doz. or 36 servings, 1 bar each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.