This recipe was written on a lined index card and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below (with some adjustments for easier reading) along with a scanned copy (front side only).

Handwritten Recipe Card For Cherry Walnut Bars

Pink frosted, shortbread base, rich candy like topping

Cherry Walnut Bars

Mix together until crumbly. Press into 13x9x2 pan. Bake 20 min–350° until light brown:

2 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. butter

Blend together:

2 eggs
1 c. br. sugar packed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bak. pwd.
1/2 tsp. vanilla


1 (2 oz) jar maraschino cherries (drained)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

1/2 c. coconut (optional)—(RecipeCurio note: I believe the coconut is used last as a topping, see below)

Pour mix into baked crust. Bake 25 minutes.


1 Tablesp. soften. butter
1 c. pdwr sugar
with enough cherry juice to spread

Sprinkle with coconut. Cut into 48 sm bars.

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