Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

We make these around Christmas time, because the red and green cherries make it so holiday looking....warning, these are addictive, they taste almost like a fruitcake with a crust

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the first 5 ingredients.
  4. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  5. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes (don't overbake); remove and cool.
  7. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  8. In a bowl, combine all topping ingredients; mix well.
  9. Spread topping over the cooled base.
  10. Sprinkle with pecan halves over top.
  11. Return to oven; bake for 30 minutes longer.
  12. Cool, cut into squares.


Most Helpful

These were made for DH and he is thrilled with them (in fact he's made a very sizable dent already). I left out the nuts and then followed the directions using 8 mins for the base and the 30 for the over all bake. It is as promised, chewy soft except for the edges which bubble up and become quite hard. I placed the cherries like cabochon's on what would be each piece but the topping rose up and buried them completely, I wouldn't recommend spending extra for the green cherries because you don't see them in the end anyway. They looked very plain on the dish with no cherries showing so I "snowed" the bars with sugar and that made then look more festive.

Annacia December 08, 2007

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