February Feast: Cherry Coconut Bars

Cherry Coconut Bars

Delicious and festive…what more could you want for a February or Valentine treat?  Well, if I add easy, that should seal the deal!

Ingredients:

Crust:

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup cold butter

Filling:

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries

1/2 cup flaked coconut

Instructions:

1.  In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in butter until crumbly.  Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees or until lightly browned.  Cool in pan on wire rack.

2.  For filling, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture.  Stir in walnuts or pecans, cherries, and coconut.  Spread over crust.  Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes longer or until firm.  Cool in pan on a wire rack.  Cut into bars.

Yield: 3 dozen bars.

Enjoy!

Stay tuned for the next historical post on February 15th…more about Staley’s Restaurants.

 

 

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