CHERRY COCONUT OATS BARS
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
½ cup cold butter, cubed
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup quartered maraschino cherries
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13 x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350°C for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
For filling, in a small bowl, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture and mix well.
Stir in walnuts, cherries and coconut. Spread over crust.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
Cool on a wire rack.
Cut into bars.
Recipe: Natasha Meyer