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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Delicious Cherry Coconut Bars Recipe

Cherry Coconut Bars Recipe

I love baking up some delicious treats for my family and this is one of their favorite recipes. It is also one that I like to make for various school bake sales at my daughter's high school. They are always a big bake sale seller! Everyone loves them!

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 Tbsp. confectioners sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using your hands, mix 1 cup of flour, butter and confectioners sugar together in a large bowl until smooth. Spread thin with fingers into a square 8x8" baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes. Stir all remaining ingredients into eggs in the bowl. Spread this mixture over the baked base mixture. Bake for another 20-25 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars after cooling and store bars in an airtight container.


One Little Birdie said...

thanks for your comment on our blog. your recipes look quite yummie. got any doggie treat recipes?

Sue said...

I'm snagging this one.......I LOVE anything with coconut!!