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Cherry Almond Bars
Ingredients:

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2/3 cup reduced-fat margarine
* 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
* 2/3 cup ground almonds
* 1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons candied cherries, finely chopped
* 1 large egg, beaten
* 3/4 cup skim milk
* 1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease and line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the ground almonds and cherries.
3. Mix the beaten egg with the milk and almond extract, and gradually beat into the creamed margarine and sugar, adding a little of the flour mixture if there is any sign of curdling.
4. Beat in the rest of the flour mixture, turn into the prepared pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. Remove the lining paper, allow to cool on a wire rack and when completely cool, cut into bars or squares before serving.

Makes 16 Bars (1 Bar Serving)

Nutritional Info Per Serving:
Calories: 130
Protein: 3 g
Sodium: 106 mg
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Fat: 5 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat
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