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Grandma George


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A fun and easy way to package great gifts for giving
Give jars by themselves or use as the perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion


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Cherry-Almond
White Chocolate Cheesecake Bar
~ Mix in a Jar ~


2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup white chocolate pieces
(or white chocolate chips)

Layer in wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar
Combine flour and salt. Put mixture into a 1 quart jar
and pack mixture down firmly. Layer brown sugar into jar,
firmly packing down. Combine the dried cherries, almonds,
and white chocolate chips and put into a sandwich size
ziplock bag. Put bag on top of the other layers

Put the lid on the jar and tie a homespun fabric bow around the lid
As an added touch, tie a wooden spoon to the lid

Attach jar labels to the jar with the following instructions

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~ Cherry-Almond White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars ~

1 jar bar mix
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

~ Cream Cheese Topping ~

1--4oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup cherry preserves

Preheat oven to 350F
Lightly grease an 8 -inch or 9-inch square pan
Remove the bag of cherries, almonds and chips
from jar; set aside. Cream together the brown
sugar, butter, vanilla and almond extract in a
medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients from jar,
into sugar mixture, blending well. Add the dried
cherries, almonds, and white chocolate chips,
stirring until evenly combined. Press batter
into prepared pan. Beat together cream cheese,
granulated sugar and egg in a small bowl at
medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth
Mixture will be thin, but will thicken during
baking. Spread cream cheese mixture over batter
Heat cherry preserves in a microwave oven on high
for about 20 seconds. Stir preserves to remove lumps
Drop cherry preserves over cream cheese topping
Lightly draw the blade of a knife through the topping
to swirl preserves into the cream cheese mixture
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool Cut into
1-1/2 x 2-inch bars. Refrigerate
Makes about 24 bars


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ENJOY!!

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