Cherry Coconut Bars

These bars are so simple to make; so light with an amazing flavor. A terrific alternative to chocolate.

Yield

3 dozen bars

Crust Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

Filling Ingredients

2 large eggs
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine flour and powdered sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack

For filling, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts, cherries and coconut. Spread over crust.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm. Cool on a wire cooling rack. Cut into bars.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 each): Calories: 94, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 56 mg, Carbohydrate: 12 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g

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