Monday, December 22, 2014

Cherry Coconut Bars

  • This is one of Dad's favorite Christmas goodies that his mom used to make.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 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


  • Combine flour and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl; 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. 
  • 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.
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