Cherry Chews Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 cup all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup rolled oats
<br>- 1 cup packed brown sugar
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking soda
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- 1 cup packed brown sugar
<br>- ½ teaspoon almond extract
<br>- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 teaspoon baking powder
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 cup flaked coconut
<br>- 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
<br>- ½ cup chopped pecans
<br>- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
<br>- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, oats, 1 cup brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in the 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
<br>step 3: Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond extract, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in the  coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
<br>step 4: Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Let cool before icing.
<br>step 5: To make the icing, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.
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Ingredients
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup flour, oats, 1 cup brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Rub in the 1/2 cup of butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan.
step 3: Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, almond extract, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
step 4: Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Let cool before icing.
step 5: To make the icing, mix together the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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