This is a fruity bar cookie, good for coconut and maraschino cherry fans.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 Dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain the fruit cocktail and reserve 1/3 cup of the syrup. Add the 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup to the reserved fruit cocktail syrup. Chop the drained fruit, and set it aside.

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  • Stir together in a bowl the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

  • Add the flour mixture, alternating with the syrups, to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in the chopped fruit, the coconut and the cherries.

  • Spread dough into a greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle sifted confectioners' sugar over the top if desired. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 25.7mg; sodium 128.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
This is actually really good. I love that it isnt too sweet. And it is moist! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2004
delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2005
just wondering if this recipe freezes well. need to make squares for my sons wedding reception. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
This is actually really good. I love that it isnt too sweet. And it is moist! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
I started making these before I realized I did not have any coconut so I just left it out. These were good and not too sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2009
It's not too sweet and not too bland. IT'S GREAT! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2009
I save 5 stars for only the most phenomenal of dishes. While not phenomenal this is really darn good. I will definitely make it again and again... Read More
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