This is what my husband got when his grades were good in school-back in the 70's.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ).

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  • melt the margarine in the 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the melted margarine. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the graham cracker layer. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and chopped cherries over the milk in a random fashion. Then sprinkle the coconut over the top of everything.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; 8.8 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 89 mg sodium. 22 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
So easy and ooey gooey good. While cutting these into bars to take to work I couldn't stop cutting little pieces to sample myself. These are delicious little bars. They remind me of a seven layer bar but the cherries are a wonderful addition. I followed other reviewers by combining the crumbs with the butter and then pressing the crust into a foil lined pan. After baking I cooled to room temperature and then refrigerated overnight to set up. I let it sit for about 30 minutes before cutting and they came right off the foil. These not only taste great but they are so pretty especially for the holiday season. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2003
I had difficulty finding more than one person who actually liked both maraschino cherries AND coconut. I should have known by the recipe but these were way too sweet for me. They did make a festive looking addition to our holiday cookie tray for neighbors. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
So easy and ooey gooey good. While cutting these into bars to take to work I couldn't stop cutting little pieces to sample myself. These are delicious little bars. They remind me of a seven layer bar but the cherries are a wonderful addition. I followed other reviewers by combining the crumbs with the butter and then pressing the crust into a foil lined pan. After baking I cooled to room temperature and then refrigerated overnight to set up. I let it sit for about 30 minutes before cutting and they came right off the foil. These not only taste great but they are so pretty especially for the holiday season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
So easy and ooey gooey good. While cutting these into bars to take to work I couldn't stop cutting little pieces to sample myself. These are delicious little bars. They remind me of a seven layer bar but the cherries are a wonderful addition. I followed other reviewers by combining the crumbs with the butter and then pressing the crust into a foil lined pan. After baking I cooled to room temperature and then refrigerated overnight to set up. I let it sit for about 30 minutes before cutting and they came right off the foil. These not only taste great but they are so pretty especially for the holiday season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
Chocolate Cherries and Coconut...three of our FAVORITE ingredients in dessert! These are easy and so yummy! Everyone who had them raved about them...thanks for a new recipe to make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/14/2003
I had difficulty finding more than one person who actually liked both maraschino cherries AND coconut. I should have known by the recipe but these were way too sweet for me. They did make a festive looking addition to our holiday cookie tray for neighbors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2010
I love chocolate and coconut my hubby loves chocolate and cherries so this was a winner in our house! I mixed the graham cracker crumbs with the butter and pressed it into the bottom of a pan to make a crust. I figured it wouldn't be as crumbly this way. I also added a lot more chocolate chips. Very pretty and yummy bars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2003
Very easy to make. I took these to share with my quilting group and everyone loved them and wants the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
The whole family loved these. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Fast and easy! The kids loved this one. It is very rich and sweet. I didn't really measure the chocolate chips cherries or coconut just scattered them on until it looked good (used approx. 1 1/2 cups of each). Followed another review and mixed the graham cracker crumbs and butter together and lightly pressed into the bottom of the dish. This made it easier to cut. I will make this again when we have a house full of little ones. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2012
Delicious quick & easy! I agree with others mix the melted butter/margarine with the graham crackers then pat into dish/pan before adding other layers. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
A little soft and crumbly but maybe thats because I didn't bake it long enough. These were very quick and easy and look gorgeous. These would be beautiful during Christmas time if you tint the coconut green. Read More
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