Merry Cherry Bars

Lori Rukstales


These are my favorite holiday bars! Make using your favorite brand of gluten-free flour for a treat that everyone can enjoy.


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1 Hr 20 Min
35 Min



  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c

  • 10 oz
    jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 c
  • 3
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 can(s)

  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    cherry juice
  • 1 3/4 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Merry Cherry Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a food processor, process the sugar, flour, and butter until crumbly, like course sand. Press evenly into a 9"X13" pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
  2. While crust is baking, prepare filling. Drain the juice from the cherries (reserving 1/4 cup for glaze) and coursely chop. Chop the pecans. Mix the eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the cherries, pecans, and coconut until well mixed and pour over baked crust. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes at 350º until the edges are turning golden brown.
  3. While the bars are baking, prepare the glaze. Melt the butter and mix in a medium sized bowl with the cherry juice and the powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze evenly over bars while still warm.
  4. Cut into bars approximately 1" X 2" . Makes about 48 bars.

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About Merry Cherry Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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