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Coconut Cherry Treats Recipe

Coconut Cherry Treats Recipe

—Margaret Multhouf, Duncan, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, quartered

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Press into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  • 2. For filling, in a small bowl, combine the egg, sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Stir in the almonds, coconut and cherries. Spread over crust.
  • 3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Cut into squares while still warm. Yield: 8 bars.

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 210 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.