Cherry-Coconut Slices Recipe

Cherry-Coconut Slices Recipe
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Cherry-Coconut Slices Recipe

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My mother got this recipe from a woman named Emmie Oddie, a well-known home economist in Canada who had a column in a farming newspaper. She would test reader recipes in her own kitchen and write about it. These tasty sweets are so rich that you only need a small piece.—Judy Olson, Whitecourt, Alberta
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling
MAKES:
32 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, mix cracker crumbs, marshmallows, coconut and cherries; stir in condensed milk and flavoring. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; cool until lukewarm, about 15 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over crumb mixture; refrigerate until set, about 1-1/2 hours.
Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 32 bars.
Editor's Note: Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.
Originally published as Cherry-Coconut Slices in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p120

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 169 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  1. In a large bowl, mix cracker crumbs, marshmallows, coconut and cherries; stir in condensed milk and flavoring. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; cool until lukewarm, about 15 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over crumb mixture; refrigerate until set, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 32 bars.
Editor's Note: Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.
Originally published as Cherry-Coconut Slices in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2014, p120

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