I have always made the walnut crust with the walnut sprinkle on top cheesecake bars at Christmas time. This time after looking through lots of recipes I thought I would change it up and use the same crust but make the filling all gooey and sweet. This is a combination of lots of recipes with my own personal touch. The only baking you do is the crust but it is well worth it. The crust is crispy and nutty. After all does it get any better than cherries marshmallows and walnuts?
2In a medium mixing bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and nuts together. Add melted butter and stir or mix until light and crumbly.
3Set aside 1 1/2 cup for topping. Press the remainder into a 8x11 or a comparable size pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
4Remove from oven and let cool.
5Chop marachino cherries into small pieces and set aside.
6Add the milk and soften the marshmallow cream in the microwave or if you are using marshmallows melt them with the milk. Beat the cream cheese and add the marshmallow mixture. Fold in the cherries and juice and Cool Whip after the mixture has cooled a little.
7Pour into the crust and sprinkle the remaining nutty crust mixture on top of the filling. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.