Coconut Cherry Bars

Take a break from chocolate and make these cheery cherry bars.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 30

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
eggs
1
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup chopped nuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut
1/2
cup chopped maraschino cherries, drained
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix 1 cup flour, the butter and powdered sugar with spoon until flour is moistened. Press mixture in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread over baked layer.
  • 4 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 5 rows.

Expert Tips

Cut the bars into mini squares for a dessert buffet.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.