Cheery Cherry Macaroon Bars

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      Cheery Cherry Macaroon Bars
      • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
      • 1 cup sugar, divided
      • 1/4 cup butter, melted
      • 3¾ cup sweetened coconut flakes
      • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
      • 1/4 tsp salt
      • 3 egg whites
      • 1 egg, slightly beaten
      • 1 tsp almond extract
      • 13 red or green Maraschino cherries, halved and drained
      Heat oven to 350º. Lightly grease 9″ square baking pan. Stir together crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; leave oven on. Stir together coconut, remaining 3/4 cup sugar; flour and salt. Add egg whites, egg and almond extract. Spread mixture over crumb mixture; press in cherry halves. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely in pan on wire race. cover; cut into bars. Makes 25 bars.

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