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    Party Bars

    Party Bars. Photo by Rita1

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

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    25 mins

    Rita1's Note:

    My niece gave me this recipe. I have no idea as to where it originated. I made these bars today for the first time and took them to a family gathering and brought home an empty pan. The bars are chocked full of chocolate chips and maraschino cherries and are very moist. I would suggest using 1/2 of the chips the recipe calls for and maybe adding more cherries. They are Mmm Mmm good! I forgot to ice my party bars but they were plenty rich without the frosting.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sift flour, baking powder and salt.
    2. 2
      Cream shortening and sugars.
    3. 3
      Beat in eggs, add vanilla and beat until fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add milk and dry ingredients alternately.
    5. 5
      Stir in cherries and chocolate chips.
    6. 6
      Pour into greased jelly roll pan.
    7. 7
      Bake at 325°F for 24-30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Frost with chocolate icing while warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 25, 2013

      55

      I made these as my Christmas gifts this year and they were wonderful! I doubled the recipe, I used butter rather than shortening and doubled the choc chips (half white and half milk). I got rave reviews and will make this again. It looked wonderfully festive on green plates with the red cherries and choc chips. Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 18, 2008

      45

      These are easy and tasty bars to prepare, especially appealing, of course, to those who love the combination of cherry and chocolate. It has a cake-like texture, as well. I wasn't sure if I should use whole maraschino cherries, so I "squished" them a bit with a fork to generate more pieces and to release some of the juices. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on August 12, 2006

      55

      These are a very moist and delicious bar cookie. Extremely easy to make and the cherries keep them very chewy & moist. I didn't frost them either as they were already very sweet. These would be good on a Christmas party tray. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Party Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 565.7
     
    Calories from Fat 251
    44%
    Total Fat 27.9 g
    42%
    Saturated Fat 11.7 g
    58%
    Cholesterol 56.0 mg
    18%
    Sodium 252.8 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 78.0 g
    26%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 49.1 g
    196%
    Protein 7.3 g
    14%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    maraschino cherries

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