14 Reviews

Easy recipe... really festive served in individual silver/colored cupcake papers. I brought these bars to a Christmas cookie swap. I have had calls all day asking for the recipe! A keeper.

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Aroostook December 22, 2001

These make for a beautiful bar cookie on your Christmas cookie tray! The flavor is difficult to describe but the crust is buttery and crisp with a crunchy chewy filling. I was bit surprised that the maraschino cherries did not impart as much flavor as I have seen in other baked goods but realize they are competing with the flavor and texture of the coconut and pecans. These are not overly sweet (could have been a bit sweeter for me), and go very nicely with a cup of coffee. They added very a nice touch to my Christmas cookie trays for school and work. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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Caryn December 23, 2002

Made these to take to dinner at SIL's for thanksgiving. But of course we had to try them first to make sure they were ok. They were more than ok. Really easy to put together and tasty besides. Thanks for posting.

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KyJo November 27, 2002

My Grandmother made these bars every Christmas! For a feastive touch she would use both Red and Green Marishino Cherries. Thanks for bringing back fond memories of my youth.

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johnvac52 November 01, 2002

Easy and delicious. Substituted pecans with choc chips as I had run out of pecans. Got the thumbs up from everyone who tried them. This is going to be a much used recipe.

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Sueie February 15, 2003

Loved this! I made exactly as written this time, but next I might beat in 3oz. of cream cheese and 1/2T. lemon juice with the butter and egg mixture to give it a cheesecake-like texture & flavor. I used pecans and red maraschino cherries and these were really pretty dusted with powdered sugar!

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Joy1996 December 17, 2003

I quickly whipped up a batch of these on Christmas Eve afternoon, to add to the sweets platter I was taking to a family party that night. I'm so glad I did! This recipe was simple to prepare, using ingredients I always have on hand during the holidays. I used pecans, plus used a combination of red and green cherries to make it even more festive. I cut these into small squares to put out. They were a big hit with all the family members, with the exception of the one cherry-hater. This will become a regular holiday recipe for me; thanks for posting!

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Lennie December 27, 2003

yummy, yummy..I made these for my holiday treats and they are so easy to make and have the most wonderful taste.

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@ngdarlen December 19, 2003

These were very easy to make and were enjoyed by my coconut loving friends. My mini chopper made fast work of chopping the nuts and the cherries! I followed the recipe as stated but dusted the top with powdered sugar after I cut the cookies into bars. Thank you for posting this recipe!

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Chicagopm December 21, 2008

These are quick to make, delicious, and look good too. I subbed 1/2 c mini chocolate chips for the nuts. I really liked the chocolate/cherry/coconut combo, but I'm sure the recipe also tastes great as written. My only (slight) complaint is that the crust was a bit crumbly. They held together pretty well, but you definitely needed a plate to eat them. I think adding a bit of liquid to the crust might help this, but would probably ruin its buttery short texture.

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sprout 13 July 16, 2007
Cherry Bars