Maraschino Cherry-Walnut Bars

Maraschino Cherry-walnut Bars Recipe

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Bonnie Eitreim


I usually make this recipe for Christmas (using the green cherries) & for Valentine's Day (using the red cherries). These are real easy to make & very delicious.


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45 Min
45 Min


  • c
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • c
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • c
    1 cup butter
  • ·
    3 eggs
  • c
    1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • tsp
    3/4 teaspoon bakingpowder
  • tsp
    3/4 teaspoon salt
  • tsp
    3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • jar(s)
    1-6 ounce jar (red or green) maraschino cherries, drained & chopped (reserving 1/4 cup liquid)
  • c
    1/2 - 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • c
    2 cups powdered sugar
  • Tbsp
    2 -4 tablespoon butter, softened

How to Make Maraschino Cherry-Walnut Bars


  1. Lightly grease a 13x9x2- inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour & granulated sugar, cut in 1 cup butter until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together eggs, brown sugar, baking powder, salt & vanilla. Add cherries & nuts, Spread on top of baked crust. Bake 25 minutes more. Cool on wire rack.
  3. Combine powdered sugar, tablespoons butter & enough of reserved cherry liquid (3-4 tablesoons) to make icing of spreading consistency. Spread or pipe over cooled bars.

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About Maraschino Cherry-Walnut Bars

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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