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Cherry Squares

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"This sumptuous layered bar cookie is iced with cherry frosting. Cut them small to make bite size morsels that melt in your mouth. You may want to double the frosting recipe."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 123
Original recipe yields 36 servings (1 - 9x9 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Rub in 1/2 cup butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 9 inch square pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts, and cherries; spread the batter evenly over the baked crust.
  4. Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 123 calories; 5.2 18.6 1.2 19 50 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

What a great addition to any sweet tray. I add a little maraschino cherry juice instead of water in the icing.

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I made these cherry squares today and followed the recipe to the mark ( with the exception of the icing; I added the juice from the cherries in place of the water that was called for and added 3...

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What a great addition to any sweet tray. I add a little maraschino cherry juice instead of water in the icing.

I made these yesterday and they are truly delicious and easy to make. Cutting them into bite size pieces is a great idea as they are very rich - but oh so yummy! I followed the suggestion to u...

I often make tray bakes for sharing with colleagues when I have ingredients to use up. This was a huge success and I had four requests for the recipe. I used an jar of cherries in kirsch left o...

ok this looks and sounds good! but you said cherry frosting. the ingredients are confestioner sugar, butter and vanilla and water. where is the cherry frosting??

I made these cherry squares today and followed the recipe to the mark ( with the exception of the icing; I added the juice from the cherries in place of the water that was called for and added 3...

Very good, but very sweet. I usually have a little trouble with the baking time, as the middle layer doesn't set properly. I also use the cherry juice to make pink frosting. Very yummy, I've ...

These are *very* sweet, but I like things really sweet so I loved these bars. Nice and gooey (but not runny) in the middle, nice texture and the icing was perfect. Thanks!

This was a wonderfully easy recipe anyone can do this... very delicious as well I just have to say I find them a bit runny I think I should mabye have left them in the oven longer and I had to t...

These are sweet, tasty treats. It was not as "cherry" tasting as I would have liked, but it is still good. I used maraschino cherry juice in place of the water in the frosting (to give it a li...