Romance Bars10 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 40 min
- Ready In: 55 min
“Chewy bar cookies with coconut, walnuts and maraschino cherries. This recipe was passed on to me by my mother-in-law. They are a Christmas tradition in our family, but I think they're perfect for Valentine's Day.” - by Jeri
Original recipe yields 32 bars
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup flour and 1 tablespoon white sugar. Stir in melted butter. Spread thinly over the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. In a medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar , 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder. Mix in the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well blended. Stir in the walnuts, coconut and maraschino cherries. Pour the mixture over the prepared crust.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is light brown. Cool completely before frosting. To make the frosting, mix together 3 tablespoons butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in water, milk, almond extract and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Let stand until firm, then slice into squares.
Amount Per Serving (32 total)
- 131 cal
- 6.6 g
- 17.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (10)Rate This Recipe
"My family really liked these bars. The cherries made them a little different. I cut the frosting recipe in half and just drizzled it over the bars. They were moist and had great flavor...." See more"
"These were delicious. We made them to go in a goodie box for grandparents for Valentines day and they were a huge hit. It did take quite a bit to make them, and I had to substitute Splenda for the sug..." See morear and brown sugar because my son is diabetic, but they were awesome. I doubled the entire recipe to make some nice thick cake like bars but only made the exact amount of icing the recipe called for. I don't think it needed any more sweetness, they came out perfect."
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