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Fruit Cocktail Bars

"My mother passed this recipe on to me. The moist bars have a delightful fruity taste, perfect for potlucks in winter and spring when fresh fruit is limited and expensive. -Linda Tackman, Escanaba, Michigan"
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and eggs. Add fruit cocktail and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with coconut and walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Remove from the heat; add vanilla and mix well. Drizzle over cake. Cool. Cut into bars.


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I have a variation of this recipe from the 1967 Pillsbury Bake Off Cookie Book - called "Fruit Punch Bars". It's one of my all-time favorites as the bars are moist and delicate and have more of...

I made this for a church potluck. Everyone thought it was good, however, it didn't set and had to be eaten with a spoon like pudding. I wasn't able to cut it into bars.

I was really excited to try this recipe because my mom used to make them when I was a kid. They were my favorite treat! These bars are really good and just like she made. I remember that there w...

Very easy,moist and delicious. Give it a try.

Thanks so much for this recipe. My mother also used to make it. It is easy, quick and tasty!