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                             Marzipan Bars

Recipe By :Canadian Living, Holiday 2001 Special
Serving Size : 40 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Volume 9-12 Dec 2005

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/4 cup rum -- or brandy
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup butter -- softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 cup sliced almonds
200 grams marzipan -- diced
1 tablespoon icing sugar -- (powdered sugar)

Grease a 13 x 9-inch metal cake pan. Line it with parchment paper. Set

In small saucepan, bring rum to boil. Stir in cranberries. Let cool.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs,
one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond

In separate bowl, whisk flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt. Stir
into butter mixture just until combined. Stir in sliced almonds, cranberry
mixture and marzipan. Scrape into prepared pan.

Bake in center of 350F./180C. oven until golden and cake tester inserted in
center comes out clean (45 minutes). Let cool completely in pan on rack.

Dust with icing sugar. Cut into bars.

Makes 40 bars.

Fruit cake lovers will enjoy the dense, chewy texture that comes from the
combination of dried fruit and marzipan. Soaking cranberries in rum softens
them and gives the bars extra zing.

Canadian Living, Holiday 2001 Special

Contributed to the FareShare Gazette by Claudia; 25 December 2005.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 171 Calories; 9g Fat (45.1% calories from 
fat); 3g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 34mg Cholesterol; 83mg 
Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 Other 

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