Fruit Cocktail Bars Recipe
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Fruit Cocktail Bars Recipe

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My mother passed this recipe on to me. The moist bars have a delightful fruity taste, perfect for potlucks in winter and spring when fresh fruit is limited and expensive. -Linda Tackman, Escanaba, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 161 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs until blended. Beat in fruit cocktail and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture until well blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with coconut and walnuts. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Drizzle over cake. Cool. Cut into bars. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fruit Cocktail Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p37

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angelkin 2181
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"I've been making this recipe for kids are grown now,,but they ate this SO fast!"

red271988 2131
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2013

"Easy and so tasty!"

delowenstein 2126
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"I had made this recipe before & they were really good! Thank you for submitting this recipe to Taste of Home! DELowenstein"

Rebekah Doran 2483
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"These were very good. Will be making them again!"

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