Cherry, Walnut and Coconut Slice

    35 minutes

    With a shortbread like crust these bars are packed with maraschino cherries, walnuts and coconut. Ideal for a work lunch or picnic.

    13 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (125g) white sugar
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 125g maraschino cherries
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Mix together flour, white sugar and butter. Mix until crumbly. Press into a 22x32cm square cake tin. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
    3. Beat eggs, sugar, salt, baking powder and vanilla.
    4. Drain and dice cherries reserving liquid. Stir diced cherries, nuts and coconut into egg mixture. Pour on top of crust.
    5. Bake 25 minutes then cool. Cut into squares.
    6. Combine 1 teaspoon butter and 1 cup icing sugar with enough liquid from cherries to make spreadable. Ice the cooled slice. Sprinkle with coconut when icing is almost set.

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    This is a great cookie for Christmas. It makes alot like any bar cookie and the cherry glaze makes a beautiful presentation on the cookie tray. I like to put the glaze on while the bar arre just a little warm (cool about 25 minutes) that way the glaze really sinks in, don't worry it will setup as it continues to cool. Also finish off with a sprinkling of mini-choco chips.  -  20 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used pecans instead of walnuts because I just like the taste better. The larger jar of maraschino cherries worked great. As for the icing. I used 2 Tablespoons of butter and 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar with the cherry juice. My mom introduced me to this recipe with the changes. This is positively one of the most delicious desserts I have had. We can't stop eating them. HELP!  -  29 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent bar cookie. Love the taste of the shortbread base combined with the cherry flavor. Family and friends loved this. It's a great holiday cookie! I've even made it for a Valentine's day party.  -  22 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)