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Dried cherry-flavored cranberries give these bars a chewy texture and pretty crimson color.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Place cake mix, butter, almond extract and egg in bowl. Mix well using fork. Reserve 2/3 cup mixture for topping; set aside. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Combine apricot preserves and dried cranberries in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until preserves are melted.
Carefully spread fruit mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Sprinkle with reserved cake mix mixture. Bake 24-26 minutes or until topping is light golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Made these for the Holidays this year and turned out great! Wonderful way to break up all the chocolate goodies
Very delicious! I have made these several times and everyone always loves them. I do believe that the cooking time is off - in my experience, baking the crust for 10 minutes is too long, and they do not take 24 - 26 minutes to bake.
These are sooo good. I didn't have apricot preserves, so I substituted Mango preserves and I had a real Mango so I cut that up and added it to the filling. Didn't put cranberries in. Thought it was a little too sweet so I added about 1 tsp. of lime juice. Ummm.
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