Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

These are so beautiful -- and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour with 1/3 cup brown sugar.
  2. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press mixture firmly and evenly onto bottom of an ungreased 15x10 jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, beat egg slightly in large bowl.
  6. Stir in remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar and salt.
  7. Add salted mixed nuts, 1-1/2 cups halved candied cherries and chocolate chips.
  8. Toss mixture lightly to coat.
  9. Spoon fruit mixture evenly over baked layer.
  10. Press firmly to adhere layers together.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes.
  12. Cool, then cut into approximately 24 bars.


Most Helpful

Lennie, another Christmas cookie hit! My jelly roll pan was slightly larger than your measurements shown so next time I think I will use a smaller pan, I would prefer a slightly thicker crust. The cookies are lovely though and they do taste great! Had trouble finding enough candied cherries so I used a combination on candied cherries and candied pineapple. I don't think it altered the flavor at all and if anything just added a little interesting twist! Thanks for sharing. Tweeky.

Judith N. January 04, 2003

Lennie, you are right-these bars are beautiful. They also taste great. They will certainly add a nice touch to my cookie baskets. Thanks.

Robin W December 10, 2002

i love this, i add some chocolate chips too, usually a bit of white and dark. My kids eat them faster than i can make them.

cristeenbc November 24, 2007

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