Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Just another wonderful recipe from Light & Tasty that I adjusted to our taste. Although this recipe does have the coconut in it, the cherry is the most powerful flavor. I would recommend coconut extract, instead of vanilla, if you are going for the coconut taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In food processor, mix flour and confectioners' sugar.
  2. Add butter and pulse approximately 15 times, or until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Press in to a 9 inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with oil.
  4. Bake on 350°F for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  5. Cool on wire rack.
  6. While crust is cooling, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in food processor and blend well.
  7. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to egg mixture and blend until smooth.
  8. Add cherries, nuts and coconut and pulse until just blended.
  9. Spread over crust and bake on 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until firm.
  10. Refrigerate left overs-- if you have any.


Most Helpful

I made these for my "Girls' Night In" Valentine's party and the pink cherry color made for a great presentation. The ladies liked them too! Light and Tasty actually has 1 egg and 2 egg whites in place of the two eggs, which reduces this down to 7 grams of fat per bar.

FLKeysJen February 15, 2011

Love this Bar. When starting to put this together I realized it was a recipe that I made many years ago and lost.I had not made this recipe for almost 30 years. I was so excited to find in amongst your recipes. Needless to say it is so much easier to mix up using the food processor. A great treat to serve at any time but don't foget to have this one on your Christmas dainty tray as well. Quick, easy and so very good.

Dotty2 October 04, 2006

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