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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cherry Coconut Bars: 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats (Week 8)



Remember these Walnut Cookie Bars from last year? Looking back, they may have been my favorite of the 12 treats I made last year.  This recipe is pretty similar, but changes up the flavors.  It uses the same crumbly crust, but instead of brown sugar and walnuts for the filling, these have cherries and coconut and almonds (but I forgot to add the almonds! agh!).  They are chewy and sweet with a little crunch on top.  I still prefer the walnut version, but if you don't like walnuts, try this one!




We've only got 4 more weeks of treats before we reach the end. How is that possible?!  As always, the rest of the sweets are found below in the hop and thank you Brenda @ Meal Planning Magic for all of the time you put into this!
12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop | Hosted by MealPlanningMagic.com

Source: The Hungry Housewives

Ingredients:

Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar

Directions:

Pat into 8×8 pan, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Filling:
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup quaretered marachino cherries
3/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)

Directions: 
Mix all ingredients and pour over crust. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes then reduce to 300 for 30 minutes.





1 comments:

Nina Lincoff said...

Hi Melissa-

My name is Nina and I'm a writer for SHAPE. We'd like to use one of your recipes. Please shoot me an email ASAP at n.lincoff@gmail.com

Thanks!

Best-

Nina

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