Cherry Chews

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A delicious square popular in our family during the holidays.

2
2
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 squares

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

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

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, oats, 1 cup brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in the 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond extract, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Let cool before icing.

  5. To make the icing, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
10g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 2g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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