1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
5 tbs maraschino cherry juice
2 dozen well-drained cherries, chopped fine
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup margarine
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1. Blend butter, salt, powdered sugar and flour to make soft dough. Press
evenly into ungreased 9″X13″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees 15-20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine eggs, juice, cherries, sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Blend
until smooth. Pour over baked crust
3. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 25 minutes until firm. Cool.
Melt margarine and chocolate together. Spread over bars as a glaze. (Or
just sprinkle with powdered sugar.)
TO MAKE ORANGE BARS:
Substitute 1 TBS grated orange peel and 5 TBS orange juice for cherries and
cherry juice. Use same glaze as above.