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Coconut Cherry Treats

—Margaret Multhouf, Duncan, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, quartered

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Press into a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until set.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, combine the egg, sugar, flour, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Stir in the almonds, coconut and cherries. Spread over crust.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Cut into squares while still warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 210 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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