Something something pumpkin something something apple cider. I refuse to acknowledge that it's the beginning of fall. In the spirit of denial, this recipe features my favorite summer fruit: cherries! Don't get me wrong, I actually like the pumpkin overload season by itself. But living in the Midwest, fall comes with a lot of baggage. While Jack looks quite dapper in a sweater, I'm just not ready to face winter yet.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 flax eggs (1 egg =1 tbsp ground flax mixed in 3 tbsp warm water)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup coconut (I used oatmeal due to lack of planning)
- 1/2 cup cherries (I used frozen)
Mix the first three ingredients and pat them into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix the remaining ingredients and spread them over the first layer and bake another 20-25 minutes. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over the bars.
I like two seasons: summer and Christmas. Since it's not acceptable to bust out Christmas paraphernalia yet, summery foods will have to do.