2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter; blend until crumbly. Press mixture into ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped, reserving juice
½ cup chopped walnuts
In bowl, combine all filling ingredients; mix well. Pour over crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2½ cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
3 tablespoons flaked coconut
In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except coconut; beat until light and fluffy. Spread frosting over cooled bars; sprinkle with coconut. Makes 3 to 4 dozen.