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Walnut Cherry Bars

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was passed on to me from my sister. It's a perfect holiday treat for Christmas or Easter. Frost with your favorite confectioners' sugar icing. Sprinkle with additional chopped nuts if desired. These freeze well."
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1 h 22 m servings 218
Original recipe yields 25 servings (1 10x15-inch jelly roll pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15-inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix 2 cups flour, butter, and white sugar together into a smooth dough in a large bowl. Press evenly into prepared pan to make crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly golden, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well until smooth. Fold in walnuts and maraschino cherries. Spread filling over baked crust.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove oven and allow to cool completely, 30 to 45 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute pecans for the walnuts if preferred.
  • Use an electric mixer to make the filling if preferred.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 218 calories; 11.2 27.7 2.8 42 121 Full nutrition

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This reminded me of a recipe my cooking teacher (who I adored) gave me many years ago. It was quite similar, however I wish it was a little less sweet.