Merry Cherry Bars

1
Lori Rukstales

By
@LoriDeeDah

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

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
48
Prep:
1 Hr 20 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    butter
  • FILLING

  • 10 oz
    jar maraschino cherries
  • 1 c
    pecans
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 can(s)
    coconut
  • GLAZE

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

How to Make Merry Cherry Bars

Step-by-Step

  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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Merry Cherry Bars

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




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...