Cherry Chews

Cherry Chews

9 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Laura
Recipe by  Laura

“A delicious square popular in our family during the holidays.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 24 squares

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, oats, 1 cup brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in the 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond extract, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Let cool before icing.
  5. To make the icing, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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Reviews (9)

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moola
6

moola

Two recommendations - cut the cherries into quarters for better distribution throughout the mix, and reduce the amount of frosting. I think I made my frosting with 3 cups of powdered sugar and there was still too much! I'd make just enough to put a pink drizzle over the top of the bars rather than coating the entire surface.

Nancy0D0
1

Nancy0D0

I just searched this recipe for fun on allrecipes as it is a family tradition for my husband's family. They've been a Christmas tradition for as long as he can remember (as a boy and he's over 50 now lol). They are loved by all, the trick it to cut them very very small so that the sweetness is not overpowering. The joke in this family is that they were often made and frozen to have for Christmas, but the boys would get into the freezer and none would be left by Christmas. Today they still eat them frozen half the time... give it a try! Glad to see this recipe on here!

FALLCOLR
1

FALLCOLR

I made these for Christmas, and they were an instant hit. Several people asked for the recipe as a must have at their own celebrations.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 289 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 49.5 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 208 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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