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Chocolate-Drizzled Cherry Bars

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Serves 3 dozen | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 35 minutes + cooling


2 cups flour
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 tsp shortening

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, and butter until crumbly

Set aside 1 1/2 cups

Press the remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan

Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes or until the edges begin to brown

In a bowl, combine the pie filling and the extract

Carefully spread over the crust

Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture

Bake at 20-25 minutes longer or until the edges and topping are lightly browned

In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and the shortening

Melt the chocolate chips and the shortening

Stir until smooth

Drizzle over the warm bars

Cool completely on a wire rack

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