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Celestes Magic Cherry Bars

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  • Celestes Magic Cherry Bars

    Celeste Posted July 18, 2005 07:14 AM
    Magic Cherry Cookie Bars

    Makes 2 to 3 dozen bars.

    1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
    1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
    (NOT evaporated milk)
    1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
    1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries (without stems), drained,
    patted dry and chopped (about 1 cup)
    1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for glass baking pan).

    In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly on bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with fork. Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars or diamonds. Store covered at room temperature.