Friday, December 6, 2013

Cherry Coconut Bars

This recipe happens to be my husbands favorite all time Christmas bar recipe. For many years my sister in law has been making these and we love them. I had asked her for the recipe and now I can make them any time of the year for my family. These have a flaky shortbread crust with a delicious filling made with cherries and coconut. I know it will become a family favorite of yours soon.

Ingredients For The Pastry Crust:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine (very soft)
6 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions For The Pastry Crust:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and use a 13x9 inch ungreased pan
2. In a large bowl mix the flour, butter and powdered sugar with your hands until it all comes together then using your hands, press the pastry dough into the pan and press evenly.
3. Bake for 25 minutes or until light golden color. Then set aside and start the filling.

Ingredients For The Filling:

4 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup packed coconut
1 cup (chopped in half)marachino cherries

Directions For The Filling:

1. In a large bowl add the eggs, then combine all of the rest of the ingredients and stir well until it is all combined.
2. Spread over the top of the pastry crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is set and not to jiggly.
3. Let cool completely then cut into bars and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and enjoy!!!

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