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Magic Cherry Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (without stems), drained, patted dry and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass baking pan).
  2. In small bowl, combine Graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well.
  3. Press crumb mixture firmly on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  4. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture.
  5. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool. Chill if desired.
  8. Cut into bars or diamonds.
  9. Store covered at room temperature.

Yield: 2 to 3 dozen bars