Merry Cherry Squares

Recipe by mommyoffour

These are an old childhood favorite of mine. I had these each holiday, I think my aunt made them. They look festive too.

Top Review by Anonymous

This was always a favorite childhood Christmas treat! Soft and sweet with a perfect blend of chocolate and mild cherry flavor

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 34 cup coarsely chopped candied red cherries
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup coarsely chopped green candy covered plain chocolate candies

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 -6 teaspoons warm water


  1. Heat oven to 300.
  2. Mix sugar, butter, almond extreact and egg in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Stir in flour, 1/2 cup cherries, and salt.
  4. Spread in ungreased 15 1/2 x 10 jelly roll pan.
  5. Sprinkle on top the remaining cherries and the candies; press lightly.
  6. Bake until edges are very light brown, 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Make glaze by mixing powdered sugar and water until smooth and of desired consistency.
  9. Drizzle squares with glaze.

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