Cheery Cherry Macaroon Bars


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 3/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup flour
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  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 13 red or green Maraschino cherries, halved and drained


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9 inch square baking pan. Stir together crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven; leave oven on. Stir together coconut, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, flour, and salt. Add egg whites, egg, and almond extract. Spread mixture over crumb mixture, press in cherry halves. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cover, cut into bars. 25 bars.

By Robin from Washington, IA

June 3, 20060 found this helpful

Is it really 1 cup of almond EXTRACT? That sounds like a lot!

Editor's Note: It should be 1 tsp. Sorry about that.

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June 6, 20060 found this helpful

What is graham crackers?

Editor's Note: Graham crackers are very common in the U.S. They are slightly sweet flat biscuits made from graham flour. They crush up nicely for baking. Here's a link about them:

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