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Treasure Chest Bars

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Serves 24 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 30 miutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Like the name implies, these bars are loaded with goodies - peanuts, chocolate, and cherries. I have made them many times for Christmas, and everyone enjoys them.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
6 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup Maraschino cherries, drained and coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Chop the cherries and set aside in a strainer to drain.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars.

Blend in eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.

Add half of the dry ingredients - combine completely.

Add half of the milk - combine well. Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients and milk.

Stir in the nuts, chips, and cherries.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until light golden brown.

Cool before cutting.

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