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Cherry Coconut Bars Recipe
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Cherry Coconut Bars Recipe

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I came across these bars while stationed at a Michigan Air Force base in 1964 and have been making them ever since. My children don't think an event is special unless they are part of it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 94 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts, cherries and coconut. Spread over crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Coconut Bars in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p75

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 94 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

I think these cherry coconut bars were easy to make and tasted good & chewy, I baked them the full 25 min. The only problem I had was the bottom crumbled a little. How could I firm up the bottom?

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

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