Cherry Squares

This sumptuous layered bar cookie is iced with cherry frosting. Cut them small to make bite size morsels that melt in your mouth. You may want to double the frosting recipe.

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×9 inch pan


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    40 mins


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Rub in 1/2 cup butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 9 inch square pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts, and cherries; spread the batter evenly over the baked crust.
  4. Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.


Calories: 123 kcal
Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 5.2 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 1.2 g
Sodium: 50 mg