Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Bars


Shortbread-based square with maraschino cherries and sweetened condensed milk.

Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Bars
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch pan


  • 1 cup butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • cup chopped red maraschino cherries

  • cup chopped green maraschino cherries

  • cup chopped walnuts

  • ¼ cup golden raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Blend in flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat dough evenly into the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine shredded coconut, condensed milk, red and green maraschino cherries, walnuts, and raisins in a bowl; spread evenly on top of cooked shortbread.

  5. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes more. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.

Cook's Note:

Almonds can be used in place of walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
21g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* 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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