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Chewy Cherry Bars 2

Chewy Cherry Bars

Ingredients

Crust

Filling

Icing (optional)



Instructions

  1. For the crust, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda in mixing bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
  3. For the filling, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract together thoroughly.
  4. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into egg mixture, mixing well. Stir in coconut, maraschino cherries and pecans. Spread evenly over crust.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. If desired, prepare the icing by combining butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar and milk. Beat until smooth and creamy. Spread over bars.


Makes about 4 dozen bars.

Recipe and photo credit: National Cherry Growers Foundation.


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