Coconut cherry bites

Coconut cherry bites


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About this recipe: Cut this sumptuous traybake into small squares to make bite size morsels that melt in the mouth. A little goes a long way with this recipe, making it great for cake sales or a buffet round Christmastime.


Serves: 36 

  • 150g plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 110g butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 275g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 125g glace cherries, chopped
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 150g flour and 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar. Rub in 110g butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 23cm square tin.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light. Mix together the dark brown soft sugar, flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts and cherries; spread evenly over the baked base.
  4. Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the icing sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled traybake before cutting into squares.

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