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Cherry-Coconut Bars

Yield about 2 1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup drained and chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in a medium mixing bowl; gradually add 1 cup flour and powdered sugar, beating well. Press mixture evenly into a lightly greased 8- inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl until foamy; add 1 cup sugar, remaining flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, coconut, cherries, and pecans, mixing well. Spread evenly over baked pastry. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Cut into 2- x 1-inch bars to serve.

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