Cherry Coconut Chocolate Squares

In addition to the basic dough you will need:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and coarsely chopped

Line a 13"x9" baking pan with foil.

Stir cocoa powder into basic dough mixture. Press evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crust looks dry.

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, sugar, almond extract and baking powder until well blended. Stir in coconut and cherries. Pour over the baked crust.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until top just begins to brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Lift it out on to a cutting board using the foil ends and cut into 1 1/2" squares. Squares can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

  • Yields: about 54 squares