Cherry Coconut Bars
  • Pastry:
  • 1 Cup Sifted All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 3 TBSP Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Nuts
  • ¾ Cup Sweetened Coconut
  • ½ Cup Maraschino Cherries, quartered
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Make the Pastry crust by mixing the flour, butter and confectioner’s sugar in a small bowl. Use your fingers to pinch the butter into the flour mixture until it turns into a smooth dough. Press the dough in an 8 inch square pan so it covers the bottom evenly. Bake the crust in the oven for 25 minutes. It should not be browned when it comes out of the oven.
  2. Meanwhile, make the filling in a separate bowl by combining the remaining ingredients until it forms a homogenous mixture. Spread over the top of the baked pastry. Bake about 25 minutes till the top of the filling is golden brown. The filling will set as it cools. Once the bars have cooled completely, slice them into 18 equal sized bars.
  3. ** Do not over bake the pastry or the filling will not stick too well.
Recipe by janie-jean at