Cherry Coconut Bars

STEP BY STEP:
Combine flour, butter and sugar, cutting together using a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Pat into a 9-inch square pan lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake at 350°F for 15 – 18 minutes.

Filling:
INGREDIENTS:
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar, scant
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup red maraschino cherries, drained and cut in quarters
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

STEP BY STEP:
Mix filling ingredients well and spread evenly over hot crust.
Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.
When cool, cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container.

Note: Canned cherry pie filling may be substituted.

Makes 36 bars.

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