romance-bars

Romance Bars

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Jeri
Recipe by  Jeri

“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.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 32 bars

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Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Reviews (10)

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MLOWERY
5

MLOWERY

I did not like the icing - it was better without it.

TIMFAN
4

TIMFAN

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.

smoorefun
3

smoorefun

Yummy!!!! I saved the juice from the cherries and made a glaze of powdered sugar and the juice and drizzled over the bars instead of frosting them. They looked festive with the dark pink glaze.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (32 total)

  • Calories
  • 131 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 17.2 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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