Monday, January 11, 2010

Maraschino Cherry Bars

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine

2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained-reserve juice.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

2 tbsp. butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 tbsp. reserved cherry juice
Flaked coconut

Heat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine first 3 ingredients; blend until crumbly.
Press mixture into an ungreased 13"x9" pan. Bake 12 minutes.

In bowl, combine all Filling ingredients; mix well. Pour over crust.
Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool.

In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except coconut; beat
until light and fluffy. Spread frosting over cooled bars; sprinkle coconut
over the top of frosting.

This was one of Jamie`s favorites!

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