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Cherry-pecan Shortbread Bars

Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Microwave
Servings: 12
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts

1  cup  all-purpose flour
1/2  cup  sugar
1/2  cup  margarine or butter, softened
1/4  cup  finely chopped pecans
1/3  cup  semisweet chocolate chips
1/2  cup  cherry preserves

1. Mix flour, sugar, margarine and pecans until crumbly. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased square dish, 8 X 8 X 2 inches. 2. Microwave uncovered on high 4 to 5 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 2 minutes, until slightly puffed and set. 3. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over hot layer; let stand uncovered 3 to 4 minutes or until chips are shiny. Carefully spread to cover; cool about 30 minutes or until chocolate is slightly set. Spread preserves over chocolate. Cut into about 1-3/4 X 1-1/4-inch bars. 24 BARS; 105 CALORIES PER BAR.



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