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Cherry Walnut Bars

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars

"Bars with a shortbread-like base and topped with frosting and coconut."
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servings 217
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Mix together flour, white sugar and butter or margarine. Mix until crumbly. Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Drain and chop cherries, reserving liquid. Stir chopped cherries, nuts, and coconut into egg mixture. Pour on top of crust.
  4. Bake 25 min. Cool.
  5. Combine 1 teaspoon butter and 1 cup confectioner's sugar with enough liquid from cherries until spreadable. Frost bars. Sprinkle with coconut when icing is set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 217 calories; 10.4 29.7 2.3 36 127 Full nutrition

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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 ju...

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 confect...

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 p...

Unbelievably delicious! I do not care for maraschino cherries and made this recipe only because of the five-star reviews. I actually loved the jarred cherries in these bars! I did not change or ...

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...

Great cookie bar for Christmas.

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 che...

Delicious and easy! I doubled the maraschino cherries, because I love cherries, and added a bit of lemon juice to the frosting because it was too sweet for my taste. This will definitely be a go...

These are good. I made them exactly as written, they were a bit dryer than I was expecting, more like a shortbread cookie with yummy stuff on it. I think you could easily double the topping.