Recipe by Roxanne
"Bars with a shortbread-like base and topped with frosting and coconut."
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2 1/4 cups
packed brown sugar
1 (4 ounce) jar
This is a great cookie for Christmas. It makes alot like any bar cookie and the cherry glaze makes a beautiful presentation on the cookie tray. I like to put the glaze on while the bar arre just a little warm (cool about 25 minutes) that way the glaze really sinks in, don't worry it will setup as it continues to cool. Also finish off with a sprinkling of mini-choco chips.
I used pecans instead of walnuts because I just like the taste better. The larger jar of maraschino cherries worked great. As for the icing. I used 2 Tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with the cherry juice. My mom introduced me to this recipe with the changes. This is positively one of the most delicious desserts I have had. We can't stop eating them. HELP! :)
Excellent bar cookie. Love the taste of the shortbread base combined with the cherry flavor. Family and friends loved this. It's a great holiday cookie! I've even made it for a Valentine's day party.
These bars are fabulous! My mother used to make a recipe from the 1950s very much like this called Surprise Supreme. I put a thick butter icing on them instead of the cherry glaze! They bring back great memories - I'm in my 50s now - and still enjoy them!!
These are delicious. I used hazelnuts instead of the walnuts because that is what I had and I added more cherries. It didn't look like there would be enough frosting so I added more of the cherry juice to make it thin enough to drizzle, then sprinkled the top with more coconut.
Great cookie bar for Christmas.
I modified this to use fresh cherries and it's pretty awesome. Up the walnuts and the coconut to 1 cup each and add 2 cups of pitted cherries, quartered. I didn't frost them but if I did I'd use the juice from the fresh cherries.
Toning down the sugars a bit in this recipe won't hurt it at all... Otherwise, very tasty.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cherry Walnut Bars
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 94
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