This is a fantastic tray bake with a crumbly oat and brown sugar base, topped with a mix of coconut, pecans and cocktail cherries. Note you could use 250g of glace cherries instead; simply use milk instead of the cherry juice to make the icing.
Two recommendations - cut the cherries into quarters for better distribution throughout the mix, and reduce the amount of frosting. I think I made my frosting with 3 cups of powdered sugar and there was still too much! I'd make just enough to put a pink drizzle over the top of the bars rather than coating the entire surface. - 08 Mar 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I just searched this recipe for fun on allrecipes as it is a family tradition for my husband's family. They've been a Christmas tradition for as long as he can remember (as a boy and he's over 50 now lol). They are loved by all, the trick it to cut them very very small so that the sweetness is not overpowering. The joke in this family is that they were often made and frozen to have for Christmas, but the boys would get into the freezer and none would be left by Christmas. Today they still eat them frozen half the time... give it a try! Glad to see this recipe on here! - 23 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very good, all the flavors come through. I chopped the cherries into small pieces with a food processor before putting them in, which helped to distribute them better. - 27 Oct 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)