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Coconut Cherry White Chocolate Bars


Coconut, Cherry & White Chocolate Bars

Coconut, Cherry & White Chocolate Bars

Yield

Makes about 2 dozen bars

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup uncooked quick oats
2 cups white chocolate chips, divided
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 cup dried cherries or cherry-flavored dried cranberries

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine flour, soda and salt in small bowl; set aside. Beat butter and both sugars in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until blended. Add oats; beat until blended. Add 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips, coconut and cherries; beat just until blended.
  2. Press dough evenly into ungreased 15X10X1-inch jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup white chocolate chips.
  3. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is almost set. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars or diamonds.

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