Cherry Date Sparkle Bars

Cherry Date Sparkle Bars
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2 Reviews
This sinfully rich filling of dates, cherries and pecans tops a pie like crust for an irresistible bar.
15 min
Prep Time
1:15
Total Time
36 bars

Ingredients

Crumb Mixture

1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
sugar

Filling

3/4 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1/2 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
3/4 cup
chopped dates
1/2 cup
sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup
chopped pecans
1/2 cup
halved maraschino cherries, drained

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Combine all crumb mixture ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 8-inch square baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  3. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt in same bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients by hand.
  4. Pour mixture over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store refrigerated..

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
1g
Fat
4.5g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Made this recipe several times many years ago. Took it to several Christmas office parties and they always disappeared INSTANTLY. Probably my favorite "cookie" recipe. Christmas gifts to some of the kids this year.

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This festive bar has been a holiday favorite of mine for many years.

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