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Cherry Chews Recipe
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Cherry Chews

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"A delicious square popular in our family during the holidays."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, oats, 1 cup brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in the 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond extract, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Let cool before icing.
  5. To make the icing, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 08, 2006

Two recommendations - cut the cherries into quarters for better distribution throughout the mix, and reduce the amount of frosting. I think I made my frosting with 3 cups of powdered sugar and there was still too much! I'd make just enough to put a pink drizzle over the top of the bars rather than coating the entire surface.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

They were easy enouph to prepare, but I found with the addition of all that icing they were too sweet. Will either cut the icing by half or may try a cream cheese icing next time.

 
Dec 27, 2010

I just searched this recipe for fun on allrecipes as it is a family tradition for my husband's family. They've been a Christmas tradition for as long as he can remember (as a boy and he's over 50 now lol). They are loved by all, the trick it to cut them very very small so that the sweetness is not overpowering. The joke in this family is that they were often made and frozen to have for Christmas, but the boys would get into the freezer and none would be left by Christmas. Today they still eat them frozen half the time... give it a try! Glad to see this recipe on here!

 
Oct 27, 2006

Very good, all the flavors come through. I chopped the cherries into small pieces with a food processor before putting them in, which helped to distribute them better.

 
Aug 29, 2002

I made these for Christmas, and they were an instant hit. Several people asked for the recipe as a must have at their own celebrations.

 
Dec 23, 2008

I used unsweetened coconut and walnuts instead of pecans. This was WAY too sweet for me, but I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 3 because the husband and kids loved it.

 
Jan 15, 2008

very yummy but for the cherries put in food processer it makes it much easyer

 
Aug 29, 2002

These bars are so good, there are no words to describe them, all I can say is that I could eat the whole pan in one sitting!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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