Thursday, January 23, 2014

Recipe - Coconut Cherry Bars (Great for Valentine's Day)

Recipe - Coconut Cherry Bars (Great for Valentine's Day)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine, softened
3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup red maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Combine 1 cup flour with softened margarine and 3 tablespoons sugar; blend well. Press firmly in bottom of 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Mix together remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add remaining sugar to eggs, beating well. Add flour mixture and vanilla. Stir in coconut, cherries and nuts.

Spread over baked crust and bake for 35 minutes longer. Cut into bars while still warm. Makes 24 bars.

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