Cherry Pecan Bars

These are so good you'll want to double the recipe.
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift together 1 cup of the sifted flour with the confectioner's sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture reaches consistency of coarse meal. Press mixture firmly into the bottom of an ungreased 11x7-inch or 9x9-inch pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. While first layer bakes, sift together the remaining 1/4 cup of flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the eggs, and mix well. Fold in the maraschino cherries, coconut and pecans. Spread mixture over the partially-baked first layer.
  4. Return pan to oven and bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars or squares.
  5. Makes about 3 dozen bars.

Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 30 - 40 minutes; Total time: 45 minutes

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