Joyful red and green cherries give these cookies a “holiday look.”
2 1/2 cups vanilla wafter crumbs
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted
1/2 cup pecan halves
1/3 cup halved candied green cherries
1/3 cup halved candied red cherries
1/3 cup chopped candied pineapple
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; mix well. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Arrange pecans, green cherries, red cherries and pineapple on top. Combine all remaining ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Pour over fruit and nuts. Bake 22-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars with sharp, wet knife.
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I have made these every year for the past 5 years and they are always a hit! They have become part of my Christmas baking repertoire.