Christmas Cherry Chews

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

We make these around Christmas time, because the red and green cherries make it so holiday looking....warning, these are addictive, they taste almost like a fruitcake with a crust

Top Review by Annacia

These were made for DH and he is thrilled with them (in fact he's made a very sizable dent already). I left out the nuts and then followed the directions using 8 mins for the base and the 30 for the over all bake. It is as promised, chewy soft except for the edges which bubble up and become quite hard. I placed the cherries like cabochon's on what would be each piece but the topping rose up and buried them completely, I wouldn't recommend spending extra for the green cherries because you don't see them in the end anyway. They looked very plain on the dish with no cherries showing so I "snowed" the bars with sugar and that made then look more festive.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients.
  4. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  5. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes (don't overbake); remove and cool.
  7. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  8. In a bowl, combine all topping ingredients; mix well.
  9. Spread topping over the cooled base.
  10. Sprinkle with pecan halves over top.
  11. Return to oven; bake for 30 minutes longer.
  12. Cool, cut into squares.

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