Wednesday, April 20, 2011


1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup finely chopped candied cherries
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a glass baking dish 9 x 13-inches with nonstick cooking spray.

In a small mixing bowl, blend the 1 cup of flour with the butter and blend until smooth. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool in the pan.

Meanwhile, mix the flaked coconut with the light brown sugar, chopped pecas, candied cherries,2 tablespooons flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan. When cool, frost with powdered sugar and lemon juiced mixed together for until spreading consistency. Cut into bars to serve.

Note: This is an old recipe from my childhood.

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