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May 30th, 2010, 12:49 PM
No-Bake Cherry Cheese Squares

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (21oz) can cherry filling and topping
1/2 tsp. almond extract

In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs,1/4 cup sugar and melted butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of 9x9x2 baking pan. Let crust chill.

Mix cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar, lemon peel
and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into chilled crust.

Combine cherry filling and almond extract. Pour over cheese filling. Let chill until ready to serve.