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Cherry Coconut Bars

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Shortbread-type base with a coconut, nuts, and cherry meringue-type topping"
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Ingredients

servings 275
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. With your hands, mix together 1 cup flour, butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Spread thinly (with fingers) on bottom of 8 x 8 x 2 inch square pan.
  3. Bake about 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, lightly beat eggs and stir all remaining ingredients into the eggs. Spread over cooked base and bake about 25 minutes more. Cool.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 275 calories; 14.3 34.4 3.7 51 144 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent flavor! Bake the base for 15-20 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Bake until golden brown on top. Cool on wire rack. Cut with a sharp knife and sprinkle with confect...

Most helpful critical review

This is much better with toasted slivered almonds instead of walnuts, and real cherries instead of maraschinos.

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Excellent flavor! Bake the base for 15-20 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Bake until golden brown on top. Cool on wire rack. Cut with a sharp knife and sprinkle with confect...

This has been a bar I've made for years. My husband has to have it every Christmas. I too double the recipe. I also bake the crust for a 20 minutes. I found it works well to lower the tempera...

These are yummy. I used almost 3/4 cup cherries. as another reviewer suggested, I used almonds (did not have real cherries). Does anyone have an opinion, which is better- sour or sweet?? I rat...

Also one of my favorite childhood recipes. The only problem is that they go too quickly. I like to double to recipe and make it in a 13x9 inch pan.

The first time I made these I thought they were wonderful. I love coconut and cherry mixed together. May try a batch with almonds next time.

Great bars, they received lots of good comments. Only thingid that the crust had a hard time staying together when taken out of the pan. Let it cool completely!!

My FAVORITE childhood recipe! If you like cherries, and you like coconut - guaranteed you'll think you died and went to heaven... Enjoy. I'd give it six stars if that were an option...

Very good, but I had to cook them longer than the recipe stated.

This is much better with toasted slivered almonds instead of walnuts, and real cherries instead of maraschinos.