Monday, December 8, 2014

Cherry Magic Cookie Bars

As soon as I saw the pretty color of these Cherry Magic Cookie Bars I had to make them! They are super simple and very tasty, especially if you like maraschino cherries:@) The recipe calls for pouring the sweetened condensed milk over the crust but I chose to pour it over everything, it's just a little extra insurance for me that everything will stick together. Poking a few green M&M's into the top once they're out of the oven would make them even more festive...
  These cookies were a big hit at dinner on Sunday, I think you'll like them if you try them folks!

Cherry Magic Cookie Bars-from culinary.net
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C butter, melted
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips-I use Ghirardelli
10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained well, chopped and patted dry
1 1/3 C coconut
  1. Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter, pat into bottom of a 9x13 dish (I lined mine with Reynolds Release).
  2. I mixed the chocolate chips, cherries and coconut in a bowl and sprinkled it evenly over the crust.
  3. Then I covered everything with the milk making sure some went to the edges of the baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees (325 if using a glass dish) for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Cool well before slicing. Store covered at room temperature.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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26 comments:

  1. Lynn, Any kind of magic cookies bars are too hard to resist! Love the pretty color of the candied cherries :)

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  2. So different! I would like to try these.

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  3. My youngest son loves maraschino cherries, Lynn, and I know he'd love these cookie bars. They're so pretty and festive. They'd be a nice treat for Valentine's Day, also, wouldn't they? I'll bet your family just loved them!

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  4. I can believe they were a big hit. Love the bring red color of the cherries.
    Sam

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  5. How yummy! There are so many treats for the holidays that are fun to make and to give! Wish sugar free things tasted as good! haha! Holiday hugs, Diane

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  6. i could eat them without the coconut. :)

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  7. Very Christmas-y! My friend's daughter would flip over these- she used to eat these cherries from a cup when she was little.

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  8. Lynn, these look so tasty and really pretty for Christmas with the red cherries on top. I love anything with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. :-D This looks like a winner -- thanks so much for sharing!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  9. Those are really pretty, Lynn. We like magic bars and these are perfect for the holidays!

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  10. Wow...easy~peasy & yummy~pretty, too! Thanks, Lynn. I wonder if I have time to make some before my quilt guild's party tonight????? I have everything on hand. Running into the kitchen right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. These sound amazing. I'd love it if you shared these at Holiday Best with Tumbleweed Contessa.
    http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/holidaybest/

    Linda

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  12. Christmas pretties! I love any cookie made like this, and the coconut is a nice snowy touch too!
    Jenna

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  13. Yum...like a chocolate covered cherry only better! :)

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  14. This would be the best kind of magic! Yummy!

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  15. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooh Myyyyyyy Goooooooooooooosh! I need them!! Totally heading to the market this morning!

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  16. Josie loves maraschino cherries! Must make these!!!

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  17. Oh my, Lynn! Every recipe you post on your blog looks fabulous!

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  18. What a fun and delicious looking treat!

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  19. Oh swoon! I love chocolate covered cherries and I love Magic Bars so this is something I would probably eat the whole pan of!! Definitely pinning this one Lynn!

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  20. These look delicious! What a tasty twist on a classic cookie bar. Pinned!

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  21. I have a weak spot when it comes to magic cookie bars! Yours look sublime (and so festive with the cherries :)).

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  22. I wish I liked sweet cherries but I do love a good tart cherry. I'll bet they would work too but not be quite as beautiful as yours.

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  23. So pretty, and they sound amazing! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating the big and little things in our wonderful everyday lives!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/12/celebrate-it-blog-party-21.html

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  24. Hi Lynne,
    I love your Cherry Magic Cookie Bars, they are so pretty and I am sure would be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  26. I'm going to try these with dried cherries! ASAP!!

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