This recipe has been in our family for years. It is a Christmas tradition.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, butter, 1/2 cup of flour and oats until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch square pan. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

  • In the same bowl, mix together the eggs, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla until well blended. Stir in the raisins, coconut and cherries, adding a little bit of the cherry juice to keep it from becoming stiff. Spread over the baked crust in the pan.

  • Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

226.9 calories; 2.7 g protein; 36.4 g carbohydrates; 38.5 mg cholesterol; 105.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
these turned out phenomenal. Very easy and amazing flavour Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2019
I really thought this recipe sounded great and healthy ingredients made it worth trying. While it was tasty with the coconut cherries and raisins mixture the recipe does fall short in one way. The bottom of the baking pan should be sprayed with vegetable spray for ease of removing the bars from the pan after baking. Also everyone who makes this make sure you do not overbake the bottom crust - 15 min. max and make sure to spray dish beforehand. They were good but not sure I'll take the time to make again. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
these turned out phenomenal. Very easy and amazing flavour Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2009
these turned out phenomenal. Very easy and amazing flavour Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
Delicious not too sweet. I used golden raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
I didn't have the cherries and I only had a little butter so I used coconut oil for the remaining 1/2 cup...and it was still great! Nice flavor and texture. I will definitely be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2014
Hard to go wrong with so much butter and brown sugar! I followed the recipe exactly though baked the bars for 35 minutes and they still seemed under cooked. Because mine were under cooked the middle was gooey which some people might like. I de-frosted sour cherries from last year's harvest though the cherry flavor didn't come through as much as I would have liked. Maybe next time I'll add more cherries or add almond extract. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2016
Delicious!! Didn't have sour cherries so I soaked dried cherries in some orange juice and used those using orange juice to loosen batter. We scoffed down the first batch almost before I got the cover on the container so made a second batch right away. Rationing these out one at a time!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2017
Easy to make added a little almonds about a quarter cup it taste great will make it again many times saving it to desserts right now Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2020
Pretty much followed the recipe with the exception of doubling it. Very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2017
These were quick and easy. I used frozen cherries - didn't bother to thaw but put a bit for flour in the egg/ fruit mixture. Freezes well Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2019
I really thought this recipe sounded great and healthy ingredients made it worth trying. While it was tasty with the coconut cherries and raisins mixture the recipe does fall short in one way. The bottom of the baking pan should be sprayed with vegetable spray for ease of removing the bars from the pan after baking. Also everyone who makes this make sure you do not overbake the bottom crust - 15 min. max and make sure to spray dish beforehand. They were good but not sure I'll take the time to make again. Read More