Fruit Cocktail Squares

    40 mins

    This is a fruity bar cookie, good for coconut and maraschino cherry fans.

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    Makes: 24 squares

    • 1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail
    • 55 g butter, softened
    • 65 g white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 155 g all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
    • 35 g flaked coconut
    • 60 g maraschino cherries, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Drain the fruit cocktail and reserve 1/3 cup of the syrup. Add the 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup to the reserved fruit cocktail syrup. Chop the drained fruit, and set it aside.
    2. Stir together in a bowl the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
    4. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the syrups, to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in the chopped fruit, the coconut and the cherries.
    5. Spread dough into a greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle sifted confectioners' sugar over the top if desired. Cut into squares.

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    This is actually really good. I love that it isnt too sweet. And it is moist!  -  02 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    just wondering if this recipe freezes well. need to make squares for my sons wedding reception.  -  14 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    delicious  -  03 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)