Cherry Coconut Bars

Cherry Coconut Bars

"I came across these bars while stationed at a Michigan Air Force base in 1964 and have been making them ever since. My children don't think an event is special unless they are part of it."
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 36 servings

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  1. In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
  2. For filling, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture. 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.

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Wow -- this is so easy and delicious and pretty. The perfect thing I was looking for to round out my Christmas-cookie routine. I did add a few dark chocolate chips because I love the taste of ...

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I don't think I did anything in error, but we did not like these. They sound delicious, but I won't make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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Wow -- this is so easy and delicious and pretty. The perfect thing I was looking for to round out my Christmas-cookie routine. I did add a few dark chocolate chips because I love the taste of ...

Wow, yum. I substituted sliced almonds and added 1/2 tsp of almond extract because I love love love the combo of almonds and cherry. Absolutely delicious.

I too remember my mom making me these back in Wisconsin where I grew up. I buzzed the crust ingredients in the food processor until the butter was mostly incorporated, like coarse sand. I ...

I love, LOVE, this recipe! It reminds me of the bars I ate as a kid. What I like best about this recipe is that the bars bake up moist and chewy NOT wet. The original recipe called for an 8 x ...

These are delicious! I have wanted to make these for some time and was sure I had everything. But...no walnuts. So, I used almonds and substituted almond extract for the vanilla. They end up bei...

I substituted chocolate chips for the walnuts since I didn't have any and these bars were delicious!

WONDERFUL! I made these for our family Christmas and they were SO good that my father asked if he could sneek some to take home with him! Thank you!!!! My parents are normally pretty hard to ple...

I also make these cookies. They are everyone's favorite. My recipe is the same, however my cookies are alot thicker! I found that if you do not mix the egg and sugar mixture too long they will r...

I don't think I did anything in error, but we did not like these. They sound delicious, but I won't make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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