Fruit Cocktail Bars

Another crazy Friday. I am just getting around to posting our recipe of the week at 3:00 in the afternoon.  Tonight for desserts for our guests that are here for Rock USA and the All Star game is Fruit Cocktail Bars.  This is an old recipe that Grandma makes all the time. I remember eating way too many as a kid and her having them with her coffee in the morning. Dessert or as a coffee cake, you can’t go wrong.

FRUIT COCKTAIL BARSFruit Cocktail Bars – Preheat oven 350 degrees

1/2 C Sugar, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 C flur, 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda, salt to taste, 15oz. fruit cocktail, 1 C coconut, walnuts.

Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Stir in fruit cocktail. Stir in Flour, soda and salt. Grease a jelly roll pan. Pour batter into pan and top with coconut and nuts. Bake for 30 minutes. Loosen bars around edge when done.


1/4 C sugar, 1/2 butter, 1/4 c half and half, 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan. Boil 2 minutes and add vanilla. Pour over bars.