Fruit Cocktail Squares

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

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

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • 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.
  • Stir together in a bowl the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture, alternating with the syrups, to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in the chopped fruit, the coconut and the cherries.
  • 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.