Cherry Pecan Bars
I love anything with cherries and Cherry Pecan Bars are outrageously delicious! These lovely bar-type cookies include dried cherries, finely diced pecans and coconut. They have spectacular flavor and a dynamic crunchy-chewy taste that can’t be beat. If you enjoy cherry desserts, this dessert is one you should try.
Back in the early days of the Corona Virus scare, I made up a ton of these cookies in various renditions. I made 5 different kinds in all and each one was superb. I was locked in at home and decided to go on a baking binge. I made Blueberry, Coconut, Cranberry, Heath Toffee and this luscious cherry version.
I stored them in my freezer knowing that my husband would not be able to give them away to people (except in our neighborhood) until July or August. Thankfully, these bars freeze well and can be enjoyed months after baking.
If you enjoy cherries, Cherry Pecan Bars is the dessert for you. The recipe makes 48 servings, so it’s great for tailgating and office parties, potlucks or summer holiday fun (like Fourth of July!) For that matter, any time you need to feed a crowd these terrific cookies should be on the menu. Every crunchy bite will have your jaws dropping!
Cherry Pecan Bars are sensational!
These delicious cookies have a crunchy texture that’s irresistible.
Cherries, pecans and coconut go so well together.
Cherry Pecan Bars will cure any sweet tooth craving.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
Mix with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add finely diced pecans, coconut and dried cherries.
Stir ingredients well to combine.
Spray an 15-1/2×20″ cookie sheet with cooking spray. Press cookie dough into prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (I was baking multiple pans at a time so my cookies took about 45 minutes).
Cherry Pecan Bars are outrageously good.
If you enjoy cherries, you’ll love this dessert.
Cherry Pecan Bars are great for tailgating parties, potlucks or summer family reunions.
This is also a great dessert for summer holiday get-togethers and grilling or barbecuing out with friends.
Here’s the recipe.
CHERRY PECAN BARS
(My own concoction)
This recipe makes a lot. I cut the bars rather large and had 48 servings. But you can cut these smaller and get 64 to 80 servings out of each pan.
If you enjoy crunchy, gooey and chewy brownies, these are terrific.
Cherry Pecan Bars will have you drooling after the first bite.
Time to make up a batch of these jewels for your next party!