"A delicious square popular in our family during the holidays." — Laura
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packed brown sugar
maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
very yummy but for the cherries put in food processer it makes it much easyer
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 89
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