Jeweled Cherry Nut Bars
• ¾ C all purpose flour
• 1/3 C packed brown sugar
• 5 Tbsp cold butter
• ¾ Tsp egg replacer mixed with 1½ Tbsp warm water
• ¼ C cashew halves
• ¼ C almond slices
• ¾ C green and red candied cherries
• ¼ C vanilla chips
1. In a bowl, combine flour and half of sugar. Cut in butter; rub with fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a lightly greased 8 x 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F/180 C for 10 minutes.
2. In another mixing bowl, combine the egg replacer with warm water until smooth. Add the remaining sugar and mix well. Add the nuts, cherries and vanilla chips. Spoon evenly over the baked crust. Bake at 350 F/180 C for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack. When warm, cut into bars.
By Anand Lila Devi Dasi