Treasure Chest Bars
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
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.
Pairs Well With
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.